Why Mosques covered before holi in UP?

A mosque in Aligarh has been covered with a canvas before the Holi Festival, to make sure it does not stain colour.

Following the instructions of the police administration in Holi, in order to maintain peace and order, The Abdul Karim Masjid at Aligarh`s most sensitive crossroad the `Halwaiyan` is covered with a tarpaulin at night so that hoodlums do not smear the mosque with colours during Holi.

Haji Muhammad Iqbal, the Halwaiyan-Masjid confectioner said that the colour is not present in Holi now. Before they painted love and hugs, but now it is the other way around. Now colour is thrown but not for love but to annoy each other.

He said that efforts should come from both sides to stop such behaviour. The Holi Festival is celebrated so that people can get rid of the grievances of others and live happily.

Mosques covered before holi

Aqeel Pahalwan, a resident, said: “Since the Yogi Adityanath government came to Uttar Pradesh, the mosque has been covered for about 6 or 7 years. With the help of the administration, we cover the mosque so that no one throws colour or dirt.”

What is Holi?

Holi is a popular Hindu festival that is celebrated annually in India and other parts of the world. It usually takes place in late February or early March and is known as the “Festival of Colors” or the “Festival of Love.”

The main day of Holi is celebrated by people throwing coloured powder and water at each other, singing and dancing, and feasting on traditional sweets and snacks. The festival also marks the victory of good over evil and the start of the spring season.

According to Hindu mythology, Holi celebrates the story of Prahlada and Holika, where Prahlada, a devotee of Lord Vishnu, was saved from his evil aunt Holika, who was trying to kill him using her magical powers. The festival is also associated with the love story of Radha and Krishna, who are believed to have played Holi with colours.

Overall, Holi is a joyous and vibrant festival that brings people of all ages and backgrounds together to celebrate the arrival of spring and the triumph of good over evil.

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