New Delhi, Mar 22: India celebrates the festival of colours, Holi, on Saturday with full traditional gaiety and fervour. Holi symbolises the triumph of good over evil. Usually, Holi brings together people of all classes and age groups. It is a festival that involves putting coloured powder on each other, distribution of sweets and the taking out of processions, besides dancing to the tune of drums. A key aspect of the festival is the burning of Holika. Holika Dahan or the lighting of a bonfire takes place on the eve of Holi across the country.
Legend has it that Holi is attributed to the burning of demonesses like Holika, Holaka and Putana who troubled little children or to the burning of Madan. The festival symbolizes different shades of life, and is an event of rejoicing in the glory of nature in all its coloured hues.