Photograph of Anil Chawla Wish you, your family and friends Happy Holi

HOLI PRAYERS

Author - Anil Chawla


Holi is an Indian festival of fun and frolic. Behind the revelry, there is a profound philosophy of life. Written with colours on the face, this prayer points to that philosophy.


Applying gulal (coloured powder) as part of Holi celebration

Colour liberally applied on the face, wearing old clothes and with 'masti' in my mind, I invite you to join me in this Holi prayer:

Faces of two men after they have played Holi really well.

May we learn to laugh at ourselves!


Green gulal (coloured powder)

May we learn to be funny at the cost of ourselves!


Red gulal (coloured powder)

May we learn to dance and sing - virtues that we had forgotten in the hustle-bustle of life!


Green gulal (coloured powder)

May we be naughty and childlike without any malice!


Red gulal (coloured powder)

May we learn to love one and all selflessly!


Green gulal (coloured powder)

May we never be full of so much gravity that we are unable to fly!


Red gulal (coloured powder)

May we never be angry with anyone!


Green gulal (coloured powder)

May we never fear anything or anyone!


Red gulal (coloured powder)

May we never be so greedy that we cannot give to our neighbour!


Green gulal (coloured powder)

May we never worry!


Red gulal (coloured powder)

May we always be full of joys, even when things are not turning out as per our expectations!


Green gulal (coloured powder)

May we always have hope even when there is darkness all around!


Red gulal (coloured powder)

May our country and world see peace, prosperity and happiness today, tomorrow and day after!


A crowd of people playing Holi


Anil Chawla
26 March 2005




Please write to me your comments about the above prayer.
anil@samarthbharat.com
hindustanstudies@yahoo.co.in



ANIL CHAWLA is an engineer (and now a lawyer too) by qualification but a philosopher by vocation and a management consultant by profession.


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