Culture lesson on Holi

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Holi- festival of colors

I am Shipra Gupta.  I will try to provide you with best learning material. I am from India and I aspire to teach my native language to the people around the world. I belong to the north India region Delhi which has the basic language as Hindi. I also run the website Today we will learn about Holi, the festival of colors. I am sure you all will like it.




On this day or on choti Holi we worship Holika goddess. The occasion is of Holi dahan.We meet with our friends, relatives on this day and at night we enjoy the Holika dahan. Whole day Kids and adults play with balloons, water and colors. This day is celebrated one day before the main Holi. That’s why it’s called by name small Holi. If you want to read the why this day is celebrated then please click to link here:

इस दिन पर या छोटी होली पर हम होलिका देवी की पूजा करते हैं. इस अवसर होली दहन कहते हैं।
इस दिन हम अपने दोस्तों, रिश्तेदारों के साथ मिलते हैं और रात में हम होलिका दहन  का आनंद लेते हैं।बच्चे और बड़े दिन भर गुबारों, पानी और रंग से खेलते हैं। यह दिन बड़ी होली के एक दिन पहले मनाया जाता है। इस लिए इसे छोटी होली के नाम से जाना जाता है।

Is din hum ya chhotii holi par hum holikaa maataa kii poojaa karte hain. Is avsar ko holikaa dahan kehte hain. Is din hum apne doston, rishtedaaron se saath milte hain aur raat ko hum holikaa dahan ka anand lete hain.

Bacchhe aur bade din bhar gubaaron, paani aur rang se khelte hain. Yeh din badi holi k ek din pehle manaayaa jaataa hai. Isliye ise chhotii holi ke naam se jaanaa jaataa hai.

Glossary- Shabdaavali- शब्दावली

On this day- is din इस दिन

We- hum हम

Holikaa godesss- holikaa mataa होलिका दिन

Godess- maataa माता

Worship- pooja पूजा

To worship- pooja karnaa पूजा करना

On small holi-Choti holi ke din  छोटी होली के दिन

Occasion avsar अवसर

meet   milnaa मिलना

friends dost दोस्त

relatives  rishtedaar रिश्तेदार

at night raat ko रात को

enjoy   aanandआनंद

balloons gubaare गुब्बारे,

water  paaniपानी

Colors rang रंग

Name Naam नाम



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