Festivals of colors call “Dhuleti (holi)” which is my favorite festival. One of the beautiful memories with my wonderful friends. How can I forget those days with all friends where I made lots of fun. It is a festival of colors and love.
In January 2013, I had join the another architecture firm where I found all the helpful and wonderful friends in my office. It was fun when we worked together as a team member. In Mumbai, It was a very busy working life. During weekdays everyone was working under deadline and under presser within the short time. But, I was enjoying my life with the team members and with my working tools like making sketches, painting, photographs, outing …..Etc.
Then after two months the great festival was arrived. I was eagerly waiting for this occasion because this is my one of the favorite festival because it’s a celebration of two days on the evening of the first day people light the bonfire. And offer raw coconut and corn to the fire. And the second day is the festival of color or “Dhuleti”, which we celebrate by sprinkling colored water and applying colors to each others. So, we all friends made the plan to celebrate this festival together at one place and we finalized the location called “ALIBAG” which is very near to Mumbai as well as popular for the relaxation where most of the public come for fun and to get relax on weekend. The interesting part about this place is a boat journey, to reach this place from Mumbai we have to travel by a boat. Finally, on the day of colors we reached at the place in the morning. And then we enjoyed a wonderful traditional Maharashtrain breakfast. Once we finished the breakfast we were ready to play with colors. We all dress up in pure white clothes. Some of my friends sung a song and other people were dancing with the music.
I remember this time was wonderful. We all friends apply colors on each others faces. Also throw colors and get the targets completely colored up. It is like a water fight with colored water. By the time everyone take delight in spraying colored water on each other. By late noon, we all looks like a canvas of colors. And because of this Holi is given the name “Festival of Colors”. It is also know as a festival of forgiveness and new starts, which ritually aims to generate harmony in the society.
I love this festival because it is a signification of culture. It is the festive day to end and rid oneself of past errors, to end conflicts by meeting others, a day to forget and forgive.