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Google celebrates Holi with 'colourful' doodle

Google has dedicated its doodle to the most colorful and fun festival of India, Holi. The doodle includes splashing different colors on Google's home page and ends with a smiley that represents good

  • Published: March 6, 2015 12:36 PM IST
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Google has dedicated its doodle to the most colorful and fun festival of India, Holi. The doodle includes splashing different colors on Google’s home page and ends with a smiley that represents good wishes for people to have a safe and hassle-free Holi.

The festival is filled with dancing and singing as revellers throw powdered paint into their air – drenching themselves in colour in open streets, parks and outside temples. Holi is a celebration of the Hindu god Krishna, and the legend of Holika and Prahlad

While there are different version of the why the festival came to be, the most well-known legend is that of the demon King Hiranyakashyap who demanded that all the subjects in his kingdom worship him. However, his pious son, Prahlad became a devotee of Lord Vishnu. Angered, Hiranyakashyap wanted his son to be killed. And so asked his sister Holika – who was immune to fire – to enter a blazing fire with Prahlad in her lap as Holika.

  • Published Date: March 6, 2015 12:36 PM IST