Vedic Somaygya at the root of the great festival, The nature of Navaneshti Yagya is inherent. Soma Yagya is paramount among Vedic Yagyas., And in ancient times, the yajna performed by squeezing the juice of abundant available Somalata was called Somayajna. In ancient times there was a tradition of mass sacrifice. There was also a custom of performing yajnas for the prevention of diseases occurring during the conjuncture of the seasons. This Holi is also a festival celebrated in the sum of the season of Shishir and Basant (spring). Holi is a symbol of the new year.
The festival of Holi is actually a Vedic Yagya, But today its Vedic form has been lost and now it is just ridicule., chuckle, chatter, Molestation, It has become a popular festival symbolizing fun and mingling. The study of Vedic texts confirms the truth that the Vedic Somayajna was the root of this great festival., The nature of Navaneshti Yagya is inherent. Soma Yagya is paramount among Vedic Yagyas., And in ancient times, the yajna performed by squeezing the juice of abundant available Somalata was called Somayajna. Putik mainly as its substitute in Vedic texts, Trees like Arjuna etc. have been presented. Arjuna tree is considered very beneficial for the heart. Somars was so powerful and ecstatic that after drinking it, gods and humans felt like immortality. Soma with Samidha in daily home yagyas as well as mass yagyas, Arjun, putrid, Along with dry fruits etc., it was mainly the law to offer the sacrifice of the new in the Yagya Havan. The month of Ashadh (Guru Purnima) in the Chaturmasya Yagya tradition prevalent in India, Kartik month (Deepawali), Falgun month (Holi) has three periods ,
Phalgunya Poornamasyani Chaturmasyani Prayunjit Mukham wa Etat Samvat Sarsya Yat Phalguni Pournamasi Ashadhi Pournamasi. Meaning- Falguni Poornamasi, The sacrifices performed on Ashadhi Poornamasi and Kartiki Poornamasi are called Chaturmasya.
On these occasions, it is customary to perform Urgayana or Nav Sanshyeshti Yagya. Yagya is also considered as the best means for the prevention of diseases. In ancient times there was a tradition of mass sacrifice. There was also a custom of performing yajnas for the prevention of diseases occurring during the conjuncture of the seasons. This Holi is also a festival celebrated in the sum of the season of Shishir and Basant (spring). Holi is a symbol of the new year. Accepting the new of spring season after offering it in the Yagya Havan is the Vedic law of the natural festival Holi. In Indian culture, there is a belief in giving and sharing food. The one who eats alone in the Vedas is called a sinner.
Keolagho Bhavati Keoladi.
That is, the one who eats alone is a sinner. Therefore, it should be eaten happily by sharing.
It is worth mentioning that half-burnt food is known as Holak., That is why the name of this festival is called Holikotsav. In the spring or other seasons, there is a law to perform Yagya with new food. That is why the name of this festival in the spring season is Vasanti Nav Sasyeshti i.e. Yagya of the new disciple of the spring season. Its other name is Nav Samvatsar. In Vedic philosophy, there is a tradition of offering Navanna first to Agnidev and ancestors and then offering it to oneself. In a way, two classes of Indian agricultural work, It is divided into two parts – Vaisakhi and Kartiki. This is called Vasanti and Shardiya i.e. Ravi (Rabi) and Kharif crops respectively. Falgun is the beginning of the full moon spring harvest. till this time, Pea, Arhar and barley are newly ripe. That’s why fathers first, The tradition of being dedicated to the gods is-
Agnivai Devanam mouth.
Meaning- fire gods, Father’s face. Which will be thrown into the fire of Annaadi Shaklyadi. By becoming subtle, it will be attained by the ancestors.
In ancient times, Vasanti Nav Sasyeshti Yagya was performed., He was also known as Holaka and Holaka. Where does the crop containing half-ripe pods roasted in fire go to Holika?, of course the crop, peeled, Like green gram etc. There are mainly two types of crops according to the season in India – Kharif and Ravi. Mainly paddy in Kharif crop, Millet, Maize, Cotton, peanuts, sweet potato, urad, Moong, Moth Cowpea (Chawla), High tide, Sesame, Guar, Jute, sunai, tur, frame, Sugarcane, Soybean, Contains bhindi etc., So wheat as a sun crop, barley, Gram, Mustard, Pea, barseem, rijka, Lentil, Potato, lahi, Cultivation of oats etc. is included. All types of food that comes in the harvest of Ravi is called Hola. The name of Holi, that is, the ancient time Vasantiya Navasyeshti Holi festival, is the name of accepting the newly received crop of Ravi which has come in the spring season by putting it in the Homa i.e. Havan. Vasanti Nav Sasyeshti is the Yagya performed with the sacrifice of new grains of spring season, that is, grains. And Holi is an aberration of Holak. In relation to Holika it has been said in Bhava Prakash-
Trinagnam Corruptartha Paschmi Grain Holak: (Shabd Kalpadrum Kosha) Ardha Paakshimi Dhanyastrana Cortraish Holak: Holakolpanilo Meda: Kapha Dosha Shramapah.
In other words,Roasted in the fire of straw, that is, half-ripe Shamo-Dhanya, that is, the grains of pods, is called Holika. This holak quenches the doshas of Vata, Pitta, Kapha and labor.
It is noteworthy that the upper layer of any grain is called Hola or Holika. For example, the layer on the plate of the gram, pea layer, wheat, Barley’s giddi means the layer above the pulp. likewise gram, Pea, wheat, The gidi of barley i.e. edible pulp is called Prahlad. Holika is called mother because of the creation of Chanadi. ,
If there is no Holika on this upper layer of the grain, then the gram, Pea-like Prahlad cannot be born. when gram, Pea, Wheat and barley are roasted in the fire, So that’s wheat on the board, The top layer of barley burns first, Thus Prahlad is saved. It is the custom of the people to chant Holika Mata ki Jai, while happily shouting hail when Prahlad i.e. gram-pea etc. is saved by presenting himself on the board of Holika. The present Holi festival is also the conductor of this tradition. The fire that was lit in Holi, being a symbol of the fire contained in the Yagya altar, a sycamore twig used to go in front of the altar., Because the fruit of Gular is considered paramount in terms of properties. But over time, due to the availability of the Gular tree becoming scarce, branches of other trees were used in its place., In this sequence, the wood of the castor tree started being used. In ancient times, those who read the Vedas used to recite the mantras of the Vedas while sitting under the branch of the sycamore tree in the Yagya altar., women danced with urns filled with water, dichotomy in all angles, drums were also played, Along with this dance, men and women used to entertain by playing different types of musical instruments. That is, on this day, along with the Yagya rituals, many mesmerizing acts were performed to present an atmosphere of joy and gaiety. In the houses, women used to prepare various types of confectionery and dishes. Along with the Vedic Yagya, this ritual was performed with the aim of removing the monotony of the year and providing an environment of healthy entertainment. In the course of time, Holi started mainly as a Vedic Yagya i.e. Vasantiya Navaneshti Yagya festival Shiva-Kamdev- Rati, Finder, Holika- Devotee Prahlad etc. The name Madonotsav or Basantotsav got incorporated in this by joining the narratives. Even today, in Holashtak, which is celebrated for eight days from Falgun Shukla Ashtami to Purnima, in many places of India, the practice of burying a tree branch in the evening on the day of the beginning of Holashtak or on the day of Falgun Purnima itself. Everyone celebrates Holi festival under it. Similar is the situation in the tradition of Akshat i.e. Akhat and Ahuti i.e. Akhat. Even at present, there is a tradition of putting Akshat i.e. Akhat in it at the time of burning Holi or while reciting worship. Apabhramsa form of Akshat is still prevalent in rural areas in the form of Akhat. Akshat rice is called, And in most of the rural areas of India even today it is known by the name of Akhat. In many regions, the offering offered in the Yagya Havan is called Akhat. In Aahuti, there is a provision to give something or the other along with the material and samidha of the Havan. Mon, Arjun, dry fruits, In the absence of Navanna etc. i.e. in case of non-availability of any of these, the practice of sacrificing rice started. Everyone is familiar with the circumambulation performed by the devotees in today’s temples or temples. This sacrifice and then the circumambulation everything is the process of Yagya., And all this happens only in the Yagya. And this is what used to happen in the Vasantiya Navaneshti Yagya festival.
It is clear from this that this festival is a purely natural festival., is not historical, But due to being away from the Vedic truth knowledge, gradually, as a result of the disappearance of the society, the hola of ancient times has become the holi of the present. The mythological story related to Prahlad-Holika is also figurative., Completely unscientific and can’t stand logic at all is a story, Therefore, it is inappropriate to historically link the story related to Prahlad-Holika with the festival of Holi. virtuous or sinner, If any man sits on the fire, the fire will burn him, that is, it will burn., Because the quality and function of fire is to ignite., And for this work, that is, to burn it, he did penance from someone., Nishtha doesn’t ask for dharam etc. According to the legend, Holika sat in the fire with her nephew Prahlad., So both should have been burnt by the fire, But this did not happen. In the form of a boon, even after entering the flame and burning of fire, only Holika, sitting in the fire pit with her nephew Prahlad, got burnt by the fire and her nephew sitting on her lap survived.
This story is written figuratively. The meaning of this figuratively instructive story is that the name of the person who is trapped in the illusion of Maya is Hiranyakashipu, that is, the one who always sees only gold, silver and wealth and remains engrossed in it. It is said in Nirukta-
Hiranyameva Pashyati Hiranyakashipu.
According to Nirukta, by contrasting the letters of the beginning and the end, Pashyapa becomes Kashyap. Such crazy people perish badly in the end. On the other hand, one who is always absorbed in the devotion of God, one gets pleasure., He is called Prahlad. Prahlad himself wishes everyone the best even when he is persecuted. His point was that no one should be kidnapped. those who live in maya, And those who deny the power of God, they should never be respected. By making one’s mind pure, one should take refuge in the Supreme Soul, and behaving in this way, one should cross the ocean of the universe and get submerged.
The practice of playing gulal on the second day of Holi is also a natural festival. Reconciliation, avoiding chemical substances and pollution, love and respect for each other, Forgetting enmity, as a natural gift, make powder of flowers that bloom in spring and rub the color obtained by embracing them happily., Planting is no less than a natural festival. According to ayurveda, it is considered beneficial to eat holak i.e. roasted Navanna in spring and take bath with water of flowers like Palash etc. Therefore, after taking roasted nanawan and soaking Palash etc flowers in water at night, one should take bath in the morning with the water obtained from it. In such a situation, in order to complete this huge yagya of Holi, all of us together, take our own fire from our house and make sacrifices ourselves., For the purification of air and environment, make a small sacrifice in the Yagya Havan, pray to God for the welfare of oneself, and make Holi festival auspicious for the world., One should become a participant in making it pleasant and beneficial.