Holi Celebrations in Karnala

Like all the popular festivals of India, Holi is also welcomed with great festivities and different colours. It is celebrated on the full moon day of Phalgun month, according to Hindu calendar, which usually falls in March. The Holi celebrations in Karnala also involves great festivities which is made apparent in the way locals come together and put colours on each other. Tourists also celebrate Holi at Karnala hotels and resorts, enjoying several delicacies that are prepared specially for this occasion. In most of the homes across many parts of India, women make special dishes that are savoured by everyone in the family. Travellers can truly enjoy Holi celebrations in Karnala while touring this region at the time of this festival.

There are several legends associated with Holi festival, but most popular one is the legend of Hiranyakashyap, a demon king. The Holi celebrations in Karnala also follow this tradition, as people in this region light a bonfire called Holika, which is the name of Hiranyakashyap’s sister, during this festival. Hiranyakashyap wanted everyone in his kingdom to worship him; but his son, Prahlad, was an ardent devotee of Lord Vishnu. Angered by his son's devotion to Lord Vishnu, he decided to get his son killed. He asked his sister, Holika, to enter the fire with Prahlad in her lap as she was immune to it due to a boon. But, Lord Vishnu saved Prahlad from fire and Holika got burnt to ashes as the boon required her to enter a fire alone. Over a period of time, the Holi festival in Panvel and many other places is celebrated by burning a bonfire.

Popularity of this festival has prompted many resorts and hotels in Karnala to get involved in its celebrations. A Karnala resort celebrates Holi with special events for guests that are held on this occasion. Panoramic Resort has a tradition of celebrating Holi with great enthusiasm and active participation from its staff. While the facilities provided in this resort would make for a comfortable stay, tourists can celebrate Holi at Karnala along with other guests and staff of this resort.