12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Culture and the Arts
Holika Dahan- Good wins over evil

Holi is a famous Indian Festival.A day before Holi happens Holika Dahan. Holika the evil sat on a bonfire with the good Prahlad thinking she would not burn. Instead she is consumed by fire and Prahlad come out unscathed.Every year people celebrate this win of good over evil by burning the effigy and putting colors on each other.

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Date Taken: 03.2013
Date Uploaded: 11.2014
Photo Location: Varanasi, India
Copyright: © islahuddin ashraf