According to Hindu tradition, Holika, a demoness from Hindu scripture, had the power to walk through fire without perishing. Holika attempted to kill Prahlad in a fire with her ability. Prahlad chanted Vishnu’s name, a Hindu god, and was spared from the flames as Holika found her demise in the fire.
Prahlad’s triumph over Holika is remembered by Hindus as a victory for good over evil and the event is celebrated in the Holi Festival of Colors. Along with celebrating the triumph of good over evil, the Festival of Colors celebrates the change of seasons. The colors thrown represent the color brought with spring.
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