The Border Security Force (BSF) jawans celebrated Holi, the festival of colours, with great enthusiasm at Jammu’s International Border. The jawans who applied colors on each other, said that they miss their family members. The BSF jawans have celebrated this festival on the border before Holi by playing patriotic songs. Today is Choti Holi, a day prior to Badi Holi. We all know that Holi is being celebrated in India on Friday, March 2. And today, March 1 is celebrated as Holika dahan. Holy pyres are burnt on streets and open spaces, signifying the victory of good over evil. (Also read: Date, Significance, Mythology, Muhurat, and Importance of Celebrating Holika Dahan and Dhulandi)
Watch the video of BSF Jawans playing the festival of colours:
Holika Dahan is a ritual performed on the eve of Holi. Before playing rang wali Holi, people offer their prayers to the Almighty. People in the neighbourhood collectively organise a bonfire to mark the victory of good over the evil. People sing and dance around the fire and also perform parikrama of fire, take a round around the fire. Timings for the Holika Dahan is from 6 PM to 8:30 PM.