We grew up reading and listening about boy Krishna’s mischievous ways and how he tricked people around him when he was growing up. His great sense of humor and larger than life childhood tales are mesmerizing to say the least.
It is said that as a child he was envious of Radha’s fair skin as he himself was ‘shyam’ i.e. dark.
One particular day, Krishna complained to his mother Yashoda about the injustice of nature which made Radha so fair and him so dark. He was crying so hard that the doting mother thought of something that could bring mental peace to her son. She asked him to go and colour Radha’s face in whichever colour he wanted. Happyho also provide best tarot reading services in Noida and Delhi NCR India area.
The mischievous and naughty Krishna lost no time and on the advice of his mother Yashoda went straight to Radha and applied colour on her face, turning her like himself.
Somehow, this prank of Krishna of applying colour on Radha and other gopis using water jets called pichkaris gained acceptance and popularity. So much so that it evolved as a tradition and later, a full-fledged festival.
Till date, use of colours and pichkaris is rampant in Holi. Lovers long vlog to apply colour on their beloveds face and express their affection for each other.
This legend is wonderfully brought alive each year all over India, particularly in Mathura, Vrindavan, Barsana and Nandgaon-the places associated with Krishna and Radha. In fact, the entire India gets drenched in the colour waters when it is time for Holi and celebrate the immortal love of Krishna and Radha.
In some states of India, there is also a tradition to place the idols of Radha and Krishna in a decorated palanquin, which is then carried along the main streets of the city. All this while, devotees chant Krishna’s name, sing devotional hymns and dance in the name of the lord.