Mar, 2014  : SuYajna  Event2 :: Samskara   ( Culture )
Using Natural Colors
Rang Panchami  - Holi / Phalugun Pournami

Event Detail   :        

Holi -

Holi is a spring festival also known as festival of colours, and sometimes festival of love.
It is celebrated on Phalguna Purnima i.e on Full moon day of Phalguna/Falguna !

दधीशंख: तुषाराभम् क्षीरोरदार्णव संनिभम्
नमामि शशिनं सोमं शम्भोर्मुकुटभूषणम्

(I pray to the Moon who shines coolly like curds or a white shell, who arose from the ocean of milk,
who has a hare on him, Soma, who is the ornament of Shiva's hair)

The spring season, during which the weather changes, is believed to cause viral fever and cold.
The playful throwing of natural coloured powders has a medicinal significance: the colours are
traditionally made of Neem, Kumkum, Haldi, Bilva, and other medicinal herbs prescribed by Āyurvedic doctors.
Most Holi colors sold in the market are oxidized metals or industrial dyes mixed with engine oil Sample.
All these are toxic and can result in anything from skin allergies, eye irritation, blindness and much more.
When washed, they enter the rivers and the soil and increase pollution.

Rang Panchami

It is celebrated on the fifth day (panchami) in the dark fortnight of the Hindu lunar month of Phalgun by throwing a red, fragrant
powder (gulal) and splashing coloured water, etc. on others.
The fire, which shines with its brilliance on Holi, decomposes the raja-tama particles in the atmosphere and this helps activate
various Deities in the form of colours. This bliss is celebrated by throwing colours in the air. Thus, Rang Panchami is a symbol
of victory over raja-tama. Rang Panchami, played on Falgun Vadya Panchami involves invocation of Gods and is a part of
worship of the manifest form of Gods. Its purpose is to activate the five elements of radiant manifest colours and to touch and
feel the Deities who are attracted to the respective colours. These five elements are a source, which help activate the element
of the Deities according to the spiritual emotion of the Jiva. Rang Panchami is the worship of the saviour form of the Deities.

What is the Event :  

a) Create an Awareness brochure which educates people about the real essence of festival before and distribute to people
around you.
b) Encourage people to use Natural colours instead of synthetic colors
c) Procure Natural colors and encourage people to buy it.
d) Natural colors can be bought anywhere from market (Before buying examine the ingredient carefully)
* Please take atleast one picture , picture gallery link and send over

Why this Event:

1)    To create real awareness about the culture and preserve the real essence for future
2)    Synthetic colors consumes 10 times more water to remove itself
3)    Environmental impact

An alleged environmental issue related to the celebration of Holi is the traditional Holika bonfire,
which is believed to contribute to deforestation. Activists estimate Holika causes 30,000 bonfires
each burning approximately 100 kilograms of wood every year.
4)    The use of heavy metal-based pigments during Holi is also reported to cause temporary wastewater      
pollution, with the water systems recovering to pre-festival levels within 5 days
5)    Reduce the chances of ill health effects caused by following chemicals
Lead Oxide (Black): Renal failure, learning disability
Copper Sulphate (Green): Eye allergy, temporary blindness
Chromium Iodide (Purple): Bronchial asthma, allergies
Aluminium Bromide (Silver): Carcinogenic
Mercury Sulphite (Red): Skin cancer, Minamata

Venue :

Ocean Park ,  Nipania, Indore

Items  Used:

Colors Available .i.e Yellow Green & Pink. (1Y+1G Get 2Y+1G)
Ingredients.  Yellow - Turmeric, Green - Tulsi, & Pink - Beet root.

When  :  Mar 17-22,  2014  .

Sale of colors starts from  Mar 8, 2014

Who all can Participate :  
Any one , inform  your friends and families nearer to your place