saaaincha:nirvaachit lekh April 2008

होली के अवसर पर गुलाल से रंगीन चेहरा।
holi vasant ritu mein manaaya jaane wala ek mahatvapoorn bhaarateeya tyohaar hai. yeh parv hindu panchaang ke anusaar faalgun maas ki poornima ko manaaya jaata hai. rangon ka tyohaar kaha jaane wala yeh parv paaramparik roop se do din manaaya jaata hai. pehle din ko holika jalaayi jaati hai, jise holika dahan bhi kehte hai. doosare din, jise dhuraddi, dhuleindi ya dhoolivandan kaha jaata hai, log ek doosare par rang, abeer-gulaal ityaadi feinkate hain, dhol baja kar holi ke geet gaaye jaate hain, aur ghar-ghar ja kar logon ko rang lagaaya jaata hai. aisa maana jaata hai ki holi ke din log puraani katuta ko bhool kar gale milte hain aur fir se dost ban jaate hain. ek doosare ko rangane aur gaane-bajaane ka daur dopahar tak chalta hai. iske baad snaan kar ke vishraam karne ke baad nae kapde pahan kar shaam ko log ek doosare ke ghar milne jaate hain, gale milte hain aur mithaaiyaaain khilaate hain. raag-rang ka yeh lokapriya parv vasant ka sandeshavaahak bhi hai. raag arthaat sangeet aur rang to iske pramukh ang hain hi, par inko utkarsh tak pahuainchaane waali prakruti bhi is samay rang-birange yauvan ke saath apni charam avastha par hoti hai. faalgun maah mein manaae jaane ke kaaran ise faalguni bhi kehte hain. holi ka tyohaar vasant panchami se hi aarambh ho jaata hai. sampoorn lekh padhein…