Fiji Time: 2:12 PM on Sunday 28 August

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

HOLI AND PRAHLADA

Source — India Express
Tuesday, March 18, 2014

* Holi, the festival of colours, is also known as dol jatra, basantotsav

* It is celebrated at the end of the winter season, on the last full moon day of the lunar month phalguna.

* In India, many people consume bhang, an intoxicating drink made from the female cannabis plant.

* Holi commemorates the miraculous story of Prahlada, a young boy and a devoted follower of the Hindu god Vishnu, who was born to Hiranyakashipu, the king of demons who tried to kill him but failed.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.63900.6200
JPY 50.424247.4242
GBP 0.37370.3657
EUR 0.43830.4263
NZD 0.68420.6512
AUD 0.65260.6276
USD 0.49640.4794

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 26th August 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Mata signs new deal
  2. Man dead, four hospitalised after road accident
  3. Students wait
  4. Vou group wows crowd, scoops award
  5. Ambulance involved in road accident
  6. Epi crowned North queen
  7. Contractor to do finishing touch ups
  8. Skilled workers
  9. BOG: Lautoka records third straight win
  10. Road to fashion

Top Stories this Week

  1. Wong helps Rawaca get a gold medal Friday (26 Aug)
  2. 1 charged, 2 under probe for break-in Thursday (25 Aug)
  3. Taliga eyes Tokyo Tuesday (23 Aug)
  4. 5.1 magnitude earthquake occurs in Fiji Monday (22 Aug)
  5. 7s top job Tuesday (23 Aug)
  6. Veremalua gets help from Ryan on overseas contract Saturday (27 Aug)
  7. Mata signs new deal Sunday (28 Aug)
  8. Police escort fan away Monday (22 Aug)
  9. 'Ryan a loss' Tuesday (23 Aug)
  10. Ryan may return Friday (26 Aug)