Tuesday, 18 March 2014 07:46

Goa Daily News - 18 March 2014

Happy Holi to all of you! One of the major festivals of India, Holi is celebrated with enthusiasm and gaiety on the full moon day in the month of Phalgun which is the month of March as per the Gregorian calendar. Holi festival may be celebrated with various names and people of different states might be following different traditions. But, what makes Holi so unique and special is the spirit of it which remains the same throughout the country and even across the globe, wherever it is celebrated. The holiday has various legends associated with it. The foremost is the legend of demon King Hiranyakashyap who demanded everybody in his kingdom to worship him but his pious son, Prahlad became a devotee of Lord Vishnu. Hiranyakashyap wanted his son to be killed. He asked his sister Holika to enter a blazing fire with Prahlad in her lap as Holika had a boon which made he immune to fire. Story goes that Prahlad was saved by lord himself for his extreme devotion and evil minded Holika was burnt to ashes, for her boon worked only when she entered the fire alone.
Since that time, people light a bonfire, called Holika on the eve of Holi festival and celebrate the victory of good over evil and also the triumph of devotion to god. The celebration, that will long for more than one week in Goa permanently attracts a lot of foreign tourists who are pleased to be painted much more than more of the locals, as many of them are Christians or Muslims. But Hindus and Aliens are jumping on the streets and covering everyone with bright colourful blessing paints.
We want to warn those who doesn't know, that for the next days you can be trapped in a painting ambush wherever, so dress the clothes you will be not worry to loose or have some change in the pocket- more of the blocks you can pass clean for little bakshish.
We send our reporters yesterday in two main spots in Anjuna area to see what is going on, so check down our Holi Photos!
And good news from Space- we had first broadcast from Tanya Z-a, who is observing party situation in Goa from the area of Mars ( approximately). 
Let's check her information then:
" You had so many colorful parties this Happy Holi Weekend, Freaks… Are you steel on wheels? It’s not obligatory to jump out of your pants actually as it’s only SHIVA VALLEY /Anjuna/ tonight from 5 pm. It is mentioned on the flyer that the party is on until 1 am - such an option for those who is still flying in zero gravity Universe of Holi! So who is going to lead us tonite? Goatika is having a live performance at 7 pm, and other names are the following: Big Scary Monster, Illegal Machines, Pogo, Digital Hippies and Nitin. Come over and  enjoy this mini:) party.
An off-beat gig in over-the-bridge area – welcome to the live music session from AJ Studio with Anneya on harp, Kesha (flute, violin, synths), Mountain Layan with ragamuffin games, Sergio Darres on sitar, Andreas Jones himself and Nauto on tabla. It is gonna happen at 7.30 pm @MANDALA /Mandrem/. Turn right into a rough road about 100 meters after a Mandrem church.
A little remark for several people who could appreciate it: it is a big sale @ART IN NATURE gallery /Arambol/ with 20, 30 and 50% discounts on all gallery items. The sale starts today and lasts till March 31, so you kinda have a chance to grab the best pieces today! Think about it, all the more it is a macramé workshop there from 3 to 6 pm and 500 rs fee) Be the first – macramé rocks! )"
That's all, Freaks. Enjoy Hot Sunny Goa!
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