Holi is a traditional festival of India, in holi, everyone plays with gulal and other chemical colors. It is a colorful festival which is celebrated all over India with different holi colour. In India, Mathura holi is famous, there are different ways of celebrating Holi like:
- Lathmar Holi [ Barsana, NandGaon]
- Range Bharni Ekadashi [ Holi celebration in Banke Bihari Temple, Vrindavan]
- Widow’s Holi [Lathmar Holi at Pagal Baba Widow Ashram in Vrindavan, it was a step against the tradition of India which was not allowed widows to wear colorful clothes or play with colors]
- Holika Dahan [Brij Mandal]
- Dhulandi Holi [colored water holi in Braj Mandal]
- Huranga – [famous Huranga Holi celebration in Dauji temple, Mathura]
- Rang Panchami [last day of Holi celebrations in Braj Mandal temples]
Side effects of Holi Colour
- Eyes are very sensitive part of human body, color are damage it temporary or permanently. Gulal is made up of harmful chemical which affects eyes, skin, and hairs. Colours cause eye allergy, eye infection, conjunctivitis, eye cancer, total blindness, temporary blindness and corneal ulcer.
- Playing Holi with green gulal can affect eyes temporary blindness. [blindness will be for few minutes, few hours, few days and for whole life]
- The color enters in eyes it cause blurred vision, sudden vision loss.
- Colours can block the retina by blocking the sight and in eye gray spots are shown.
- Colours can affect the eyelid. [inside or outside].
Eye allergy symptoms
- Redness of the eye
- In Eyelids feeling like burning something
- Tearing in eyes
- Burning eyes
- Watery discharge.
- Feel blurred vision
Precaution for eyes
- Do not play Holi with harmful colors.
- Apply sunscreen, cold cream, moisturizer or Vaseline.
- Do not rub eye if it gets color.
- Do not use contact lens.
- If holi colour enter in eyes, wash eyes with cold water. If there is not the improvement in an eye after some time, go to Doctor.