Holi 2023 Special, Masane Ki Holi: Holi festival will be celebrated across the country on 08 March 2023. But in Kashi, the city of Baba Vishwanath, the beginning of Holi starts from the day of Rangbhari Ekadashi. It is recognized that. Lord Shiva plays bizarre Holi at Kashi’s Manikarnika and Harishchandra Ghat. Know about the strange and unique tradition of Holi of Kashi.
Tradition of playing Holi in the crematorium
The tradition of playing Holi in Kashi is different. Kashi city is called Mokshadayini city. There is Harishchandra Ghat and Manikarnima Ghat here. Here pyres keep on burning every day and the funeral procession continues. But in this ghat full of mourning, there comes a day of the year when Holi is played here, not with colors but with the ashes of pyres. If you are told that Holi should be played with the ashes of pyres in the cremation ground, not with color and gulal, then you will probably be scared to hear this. But such a strange Holi is played in Kashi. It is believed that Lord Shiva does not play Holi here with the ashes of pyres.
What is the tradition of ‘Masane ki Holi’
The beginning of the tradition of celebrating Holi in Kashi is believed to be from Lord Shiva. According to the ancient belief, on the day of Rangbhari Ekadashi, Lord Shiva brought Mata Gaura to Kashi after making her dance. Then he played Holi with colors and gulal with his ganas. But they could not play Holi with the ghosts, ghosts, vampires, Yaksha Gandharva etc. living in the crematorium. That’s why on the second day of Rangbhari Ekadashi, Shivji played Holi with his beloved ghosts and vampires living in the crematorium. Holi is celebrated here for the whole 6 days from Rangbhari Ekadashi. It starts after the aarti of Mahashamshan Nath at Harishchandra Ghat in Kashi. This tradition has been going on for years. The glimpse of this Holi can be felt in this song-
Play Holi in Masane…
Digambar in Khelein Masane, Hori in Masane
Ghost vampires gathered Digambar, played Hori in Masane
Lakhi Sundar Faguni Chhata, removing color and gulal from the mind,
Chita, full of ashes Jhori Digambar, Hori played in Masane
No Gopi, no Gopi, no Shyam, no Radha, no barrier, no barrier
Na Saajan Na Gori, Na Saajan Na Gori Digambar, Khele Masane Mein Hori
Nachat Gavat Damrudhari, leave snake-girl pichkari
Beaten Ghost-Thapori Digambar Khelain Masane Mein Hori
Bhootnath’s Mangal-Hori, see Sihaye Brij’s fair
Dhan-Dhan Nath Aghori Digambar, Khelain Masane Mein Hori
This song presents a strange picture of Lord Bholenath. Even today at the cremation ground of Kashi, different enthusiasm is seen among the devotees for playing Holi of Masana. Every year people here play Holi of Masana with pomp. On this day, Holi is played with ashes, ashes and gulal of pyres. For these reasons, the Holi of Masana in Kashi is considered strange and unique. At the same time, it also gives the message that the dead body is the ultimate truth and the crematorium is the last resting place after the fatigue of the journey of life.
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