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Holi Windows 7 Theme is dedicated to the festival of colors “Holi”. We had received several request to create some Hindu religious themes including the requests here, here and here and so, this is our second theme after the diwali one dedicated to the same. 🙂 Holi is primarily a festival celebrated by Hindus all over the world. In India, most religious festivals of all major religions in India are celebrated across religious lines in the spirit of brotherhood. Holi is also one such festival which is celebrated across sections of all religions in all parts of India. It is also celebrated in countries with significant Hindu populations such as Nepal, Suriname, Malaysia, Guyana, Trinidad, Mauritius, Fiji, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and in the Indian diaspora of other countries such as South Africa, United Kingdom, United States, Singapore, Gulf countries and European countries. The festival is also known as Doḷajāta in Odisha and Dol Jatra in West Bengal. However, it is especially popular in the places symbolic to the Hindi God “Krishna” such as the Brajbhoomi or Braj region of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Holi is celebrated with massive pomp and grandeur and for a period of upto a month in places like Mathura, Varanasi, Vrindavan, Nandagaon and Barsana. However, it is mainly celebrated for only two days in most other parts of India. The first day is also called Chhoti Holi (little Holi) and the second day is the main Holi. The main day, Holi, also known as Dhuli in Sanskrit, also Dhulheti, Dhulandi or Dhulendi, is celebrated by people throwing scented powder and perfume at each other. Holi is celebrated at the end of the winter season on the last full moon day of the lunar month Phalguna (February/March), (Phalgun Purnima), which usually falls in the later part of February or March. One major custom of Holi is that people normally do not mind a lot on that day and the strictness of Indian culture looses a bit of strictness. So, even in conservative areas, people of both genders and from all castes, financial conditions and other divisions celebrate the festival of colors together thereby closing the gaps between social classes and genders. It is a festival of fun and joy though different regions and states of India have different rituals of celebrating the festival. Lath mar Holi, Khari Holi, Baithki Holi, Phagwa, Dol Purnima, Rangapanchami, Manipuri Holi, Konkani Holi and Dhampur Holi are some popular localized renditions of the festival. People of the Sikh religion on the other hand celebrate Hola Mohalla on the first of the lunar month of Chet which usually falls in March. Hola is the masculine form of the feminine sounding Holi. The word “Mohalla” is derived from the Arabic root hal (alighting, descending) and is a Punjabi word that implies an organized procession in the form of an army column. But unlike Holi, when people playfully sprinkle coloured powder, dry or mixed in water, on each other, the Sikh Guru Gobind Singh made Hola Mohalla an occasion for the Sikhs to demonstrate their martial skills in simulated battles. The celebrations includes a glorious display of Sikh martial arts, swordsmanship, horse riding and falconry among others. The theme contains 10 colorful backgrounds of Holi and all of them are of 1920 x 1200 pixels. We would also like to wish our Indian visitors and followers of Hinduism across the world a very Happy Holi. Hope you like this theme and we will release our next theme by tomorrow. 🙂
Theme Name: Holi
Number of backgrounds: 10
Best Fit Upto: 1920 x 1200 pixels
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