Holi – Hiranyakashyap was the Daiya King was blessed with a son named Praladh who turned out to be Lord Vishnu’s devotee. Hiranyakashyap (demon King ) considered Devas and specially Vishnu his enemy . The demon king tried all means to kill his son . As the story goes the demon kings sister Holika was blessed not to be harmed by fire . So she proposed to sit with Praladh inside the fire so that Praladh is killed and she come out of fire after Praladh is burned . But the reverse happened and Praladh came
Alive and Holika died . We celebrate Holika Dahan every to celebrate victory of Right over wrong.
Second message from the festival of Holi is to do right . As the story goes further praladh continued to worship Lord Vishnu and mentions that every thing and everywhere is Vishnu . Vishnu ( God) will do all right . Hiranyakashyap was given a boon where he can’t be killed by a human being not an animal , he cannot be killed inside the house or even outside the house . He cannot be killed during the day or even during the night . Nor can any ammunition kill him . When the father Horanyakashap asked son praladh about the existence of God in the pillar . Praladh agreed . With a punch he crashed the pillar . And came out Lord Narashing ( Vishnu avatar) who was half man and half Lion . He pulled Demon King Hiranyakashap and took him on his lap on a window (which is not inside the house nor outside the house ). It about sun set time ,so it was not day nor night . He killed the demon king with his claws . The story signifies the victim right over wrong by doing Right
Third message from the festival of Holi is about Equality for all – When everyone play Holi with colour and get same color face . Everyone looks same. The idea is to look same and equal for all .
Fourth Message is about Relationship of Faith matters. If you trust and have faith in something it will happen . The best example of faith is in the story of Praladh . He had full faith in his Lord after all odds .
Fifth message of the festival is to Love all
Playing with colours and sharing sweets with even Unknown is all about love . Songs and the feeling of oneness significance love for all.
Sixth message of the festival is to forgive all . When we play Holi and forcefully put colours on someone . The idea is to shower love and forgive everyone even the enemies .
Seventh reason is Cleansing all . After Holi we we clean the house , place and our body . We even give away the old cloths . Significance is unless we clean and create space for new the new will not come.
The eights significance is Togetherness. Stories of Krishna plying Holi Of flowers with everyone signifies togetherness . Any festival means togetherness . But Holi signifies this at a different level.
When it comes to derive learning from the festival of Holi in wealth management . We can connect with all the above points for investments also .
1. Do right by investing for yourself for your golden days – Retirement
2. There will be victory of right over wrong and for a disciplined investor will reach his desired goals.
3. Equality . We should give equal emphasis on all important goals and not ignore some . Second we should have Asset Allocation . Equal importance to all asset class Equity ,Debt , Gold, Property and self ( investing on self is like investing on human asset)
4. If you have faith you will reach the desired goal in life
5. Love all . If the love is high your attitude to save for the loved one will be high.
6. Forgive yourself or any action which proves to be incorrect . There are some decision we make may be wrong . But life should go on and move forward . There is a new possibility for sure .
7. Cleansing – from time to time eliminate the non performing asset and ReBalance the assets allocation . Taking right advice from your Volatility coach is very important for regular review.
8. Last but not the least is togetherness . We all live in a society where we all are dependent on each other . It’s not an island where you are alone . Do only the activity you are best at and rest get it done by an expert . Togetherness will ensure better return and better movement in life .
With lots of colours in life best of the things color your life .
Note – the above pic is not our creation and is taken from Google Serch