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.