Maharashtra is the state of south India that celebrates Holi like all the north Indian states. Yet, it has many unique and festive colors that make it the best place to celebrate Holi. Let’s see what it has to offer this Holi 2020.
Holi 2020 in Maharashtra:
In Maharashtra, the Holi festival is famous as Shimga or Rangpanchami. The celebration lasts for five days here. People celebrate it eating the famous Puran Poli. Breaking the milk pot is also a grand tradition of Maharashtran Holi. Let’s know all about it in detail.
It is the first day of Holi celebrations. It is the same as Choti Holi or Holika Dahan. People lite bonfire to celebrate the victory of good over evil.
It is the 5th day of Holi celebrations on which people throw colors on each other. The colors can be dry and wet. Everyone takes part in playing with colors.
Puran Poli is the favorite sweet snack of the whole Maharashtra on Holi. With that, people also love to drink sugarcane juice. Watermelons of the season are also ideal for eating for children.
Breaking the pot:
It is said that Lord Krishna loved buttermilk in childhood. He used to steal it from a house of the village that was accessible. To pay tribute to Lord Krishna, young boys gather in the form of a pyramid. A pot full of buttermilk hangs high in the middle of the street. Then a trained boy climbs up the pyramid to break the pot. Buttermilk flows down on everyone, and the Holi celebration starts this way.
Style of celebrating Holi:
People sing and dance to celebrate Holi. They make a distinctive noise by screaming and tapping the back of their hands on the mouth. A unique style of dancing is also famous for Holi, which is said to release all their repressed feelings.
So if you are up to make your Holi 2020 a unique and enthusiastic, Maharashtra is the best place to visit. Plan well before time and take a break from your tiring routine. You will return with all the energies recharged for sure.