Mumbai’s BDD (Bombay Development Directorate) Chawls in Worli area is doing it again with their beautiful creations in replicating the essence of Holika Dahan. The people this year have decided to burn an effigy of ‘Coronasur’, a play of words on the deadly Coronavirus and asura (demon) at the Holika Dahan on Monday, March 9.
The Hindu Mythology dictates Holi is celebrated as a mark killing of Holika by Lord Vishnu in order to save his devotee Prahlad. The mythological story symbolises the power that faith has when you trust it and worship against evil.
Here is a photo of ‘Coronasaur’ effigy waiting to be burnt symbolising ‘good over evil’
The BBD Chawl residents, by burning an effigy of ‘Coronasur’, wants to get rid of the deadly virus which has claimed 3,661 deaths worldwide and infected 107,800 people. In India too, 39 positive cases have been recorded as on Sunday.
The BDD Chawl residents never fail to surprise people in replicating the real essence of Holika and what it symbolises, the BDD Chawl residents had burnt an effigy of Nirav Modi, the fugitive Indian businessman who is on the run in India’s largest bank scam – the Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud case.
Here is an effigy of Nirav Modi burnt during previous Holi festival season