holi-in-haryana

Holi assumes an entirely new colour in Haryana and gets its new name, ‘Dulandi Holi’.

There is no end to fun and frolic here too. People apply colours on each other and greet each other. Any hard feeling of animosity is forgotten on the day and a general feeling harmony and happiness prevail.

Bhabhi, the brothers wife, gets an upper hand on the day of Holi in Haryana. Devars need to watchout. The bhabhi’s here, get a social sanction on Holi to beat their devars and make them pay the price of all the pranks they played on them for the entire year. Bhabhi’s roll up their saris in the form of a rope in a mock rage, and give a good run to their devars- all in the spirit of Holi, i.e. fun. In the evening, devars are supposed to bring sweets for their dear bhabh.

Holi recieves this name in the state of Haryana. Here, bhabhi – the brothers wife gets an upper hand on the day of holi. And, devar’s – husband’s younger brothers need to watchout.

The bhabhi’s on this day get a social sanction on Holi to beat their devars and make them pay the price of all the pranks they played on them for the entire year. Bhabhi’s roll up their saris in the form of a rope in a mock rage, and give a good run to their devars. In the evening, devars are supposed to bring sweets for their dear bhabhi.

Besides, there is also a tradition of breaking the pot of buttermilk hung high in the street by forming a human pyramid.

Like other states the tradition of breaking the pot is celebrated with Friends in Haryana. Competition Starts in the Morning and a Group of People form a pyramid to break the pot of buttermilk (Makhan) hang high up in the street much like Lord Krishna did as a child. It is a pleasure to watch the ritual as women folk pour buckets of colour water at men trying to break the pot, Who ever Break the Pot at the Top of the Pyramid Known as KING for the Whole Year.