Cover Story – Mukesh Pandya
Today Phagan Sud Poonam Holi festival. However, to the new generation, Dhuleti (playing with colors) is more important than Mana Holi. How many youths would be interested in worshiping Holi or knowing its importance? Some people who are considered to be reformed are discussing how many trees should be cut down for burning firewood during Holi. Why should these people celebrate Holi-Dhuleti and how should they celebrate it? For that it is necessary to read the following article.
Agni occupies the central place among the five great elements of the universe, earth, water, fire, air and sky. This is an element which is not matter but energy, without which transformation of matter is not possible, like earth element like wood grains, liquid elements like water, milk-ghee into gaseous form is possible only with fire element. Agnidev not only does the work of transformation, but also purifies the impurities. There are sixteen rites from birth to death that are performed only in the presence of fire. That is why those works are called rites. Sans means good and car means work. If there are worms in the grain, the grain rots. Pollution can spread in water as well as in air, but ‘fire’ does not harm anyone, rather whoever comes in contact with it becomes pure by being heated, just as gold becomes more pure by being heated in fire.
Holi is as important as Diwali in Indian culture. Both are associated with fire and light. In Diwali we light Divas from house to house, while in Holi we light them in village streets or city lanes. Diwali is the solstice of the hot and cold season, while Holi is the solstice of the cold and hot season. There is a change in the weather during twilight, so animals are exposed to only two seasons during this time. Cold in an hour, innumerable germs and insects produced due to heat in an hour can harm the entire environment and health. Holi becomes a very useful festival to purify such atmosphere.
Even at sunrise and sunset we light a lamp at home every day, it is also the twilight of the day and night. Even this small lamp helps a lot to avoid the spread of insects at such times. We repeat the same action in the twilight of the seasons by manifesting large quantities of fire. This is why the importance of Holi in the months of Havan and Phagan increases greatly during Navratri. Some people oppose the declaration of Holi, saying that Holi destroys trees and damages the environment, but the reality is different. It is necessary to celebrate Holi to save the environment. Now we see how.
During the monsoon season, many kinds of plants or grass grow randomly on the ground. These are the types of plants, which we do not grow in a way or place that is useful to us. Give it to yourself. Grains or fruits or vegetables grown in fields or fields get plenty of water in monsoons and we get water through irrigation in winters, but there are numerous plants that grow only in monsoons and wither in winters due to dry air and lack of water. Apart from this, the big trees that have grown on the ground for years also lose their soul-like raskus every year and only their bodies remain as a stubby tree. Just as we ‘crem’ a dead person, by collecting such dry trees, leaves and twigs and proclaiming ‘Holi’, in fact we perform their proper ‘cremation’. Even if we do not burn the twigs or dry leaves lying on the ground in Maha month, they get mixed with the earth element, but it takes more time to do so, if we burn such dry grass, leaves, twigs or wood, it is quickly disposed of. Also, the ash produced from this has a high salt content and makes an excellent natural fertilizer, which is used to grow new plants or new trees. Just as it is the rule of the animal world that the elders make room for each new incarnation of the child, similarly this rule is applicable in the vegetable world as well. If we don’t burn it, it burns itself. In a dense forest, when the trees have grown so thickly and their population has increased so much that even Suryanarayan cannot penetrate them and reach the ground, the branches of the trees rub against each other due to the surface of the air and hold it, which we call ‘dew’ in the forest. are (Perhaps the word lamp is derived from ‘dew’.) In such a dew the vegetation creates its own destruction, but the dry wood or trees are completely burnt, while the new trees being green are spared as they do not burn as soon. Thus, older trees sacrifice themselves to make room for offspring trees. Burning the dead is not a crime, but a rite. Burning dead trees, branches, wood, leaves is not a crime, but a rite. Even when the cold is about to depart and the heat begins, we kill two birds with one stone by celebrating ‘Holi’. One is the proper disposal of dead vegetation and the other is cleanliness and purity in the atmosphere due to fire.
Even if we don’t cremate the dead persons and allow them to languish like that, over the years, they are going to be washed away and mixed in the soil, but till then, how much torture, stench and disease have to be endured by those who are alive. Similarly, in the autumn season, the leaves, twigs, dry grass etc. on the ground increase to such an extent that the roots, seeds or insects inside the soil have a lot of difficulty in getting air, water and light. Therefore, their disposal is necessary. Cities have less trees and vegetation than villages. So it is also possible that some people are cutting trees in the city or near the city to earn a couple of bucks. It is our duty to prevent people from doing such an act, but it is inappropriate not to celebrate Holi because of it. Holi not only kills harmful insects in the environment, but also plays an important role in your body system. In Mahashivratri
There is no need to be confused if you could not fast or wake, could not drink beelipatra juice. The heat of Holi works a lot to dissolve the phlegm that has frozen in your body during winter. This is the purpose of celebrating Holi and walking around it, just like heating frozen ghee turns it into liquid form, similarly the phlegm accumulated in your chest and nadis can be released from the body through utsaragkarya. According to Ayurveda, Kapha dosha in infancy, Pitta dosha in youth and Vayu dosha in old age are most common in humans. We have a custom there to rotate the new born children around Holi because the small child gets cough in conversation. By doing this, the excess kapha in them gets released and comes out through urine or diarrhea and they stay healthy. That’s why we worship in the form of mother even on Holi like birth mother, cow mother and earth mother.