Holi: Why religious ritual is important.

Thailand
March 13, 2009 11:25pm CST
I was just looking at some pictures that were taken during the Hindu festival of Holi last week. What struck me more than anything was the obvious joy and happiness of the people participating. What better example of how religious ritual unites a community across all stations in life can there be? Look at the pictures here. http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2009/03/holi_the_festival_of_colors.html
5 responses
@bhanusb (5709)
• India
15 Mar 09
Hindu religion is very colorful.Rituals of this religion are social gatherings.Yes it creates bond of unity among them.There is no pessimistic idea in Hinduism
@Krisneil (577)
• Philippines
15 Mar 09
Because this is the way to guide people!!
• India
14 Mar 09
yaa,me too see these rituals as a important factor that makes the unity in the people living in a society,i hav pointed out this point earlier to my friend in mylot who said these rituals are all pollution making but als they aint agree with my idea but now i am happy tht there are some people also who thinks in the same wavelength regards shiv ram
@j47lee (742)
• Canada
14 Mar 09
Holi is fun when you play with your friends... doesnt always have to be with colors.. we used to play with water even though holi was not our festival.... throw water balloons on people we know from top of buildings.... since they're already covered with colors.. they dont mind it a bit...and when they come after us with colors.. we hide inside our house.... lol... it was fun...
@lynnemg (4539)
• United States
14 Mar 09
Religious ceremonies are spiritually fullfilling. They give many of us a complete feeling of inner peace.