Holi celebrations start at the beginning of the new season, spring. Originally, it was a festival that commemorated good harvests and the fertile land. Hindus believe it is a time of enjoying spring’s abundant colors and saying farewell to winter.
The Holi festival falls in Phalguna month, starts from Shivaratri and ends on Rangpanchami, which occurs a few days later on a Panchami (fifth day of the full moon), marking the end of festivities involving colors, it’s almost 20 days celebrations, any day during this period Holi can be played.
Shri Asaram Bapu Ji has millions of followers worldwide, His followers would like to celebrate this festival with their Guru in healthy and natural way, due to the number of followers lives in various places of the Country and visitors from abroad locations, it is not possible to assemble in One place or One day to celebrate, hence the celebrations being organized in various places in different days during the festival period (20 days). The followers, who celebrate Holi with Pujya Bapuji with the natural colors, do not involve in chemical colors Holi to waste water and pollute environment.
These Holi celebrations are organized in public places to motivate other people to play Holi with natural colors and to avoid chemical colors which lead to many skin deceases.
Playing a collective Holi with natural colours to protect health and water resources. Artificial chemical colours can be extremely dangerous to health. Dr. Francis Pinto has assessed that every person who plays with artificial chemical colours require anywhere between 35 to 500 liters of water to wash it away. This washed up chemical water is a direct cause of nature pollution.
In order to prevent the ill-effects of these harmful chemicals and excessive waste of water, Pujya Sant Shri Asaram Bapu ji had initiated the successful practice of playing “Collective natural Holi” with Lakhs of his followers. For over a lakh people, less than even 6000 liters of water is consumed which implies only about 50ml of water is spent per person. This approach not only preserved thousands of liters of water but also contributed to preservation of nature and benefited the health of people.
The increased participation in this collective ‘Natural Holi festival’ is obvious from the increasing crowds at this festival every year.
Those who promote dry chemical colours are either unaware of the harms or are misleading people into it. Doctors have already concluded that use of dry chemical colours lead to excessive dryness of skin and prolonged exposure can even lead to dangerous skin diseases.
The practice of playing ‘Collective natural Holi’ as celebrated by Pujya Sant Shri Asaram Bapu ji has spared the nation from wasting millions of rupees on health problems. In addition, it has also led to preservation of our valuable water resources.