This poster shows the story of Prahlad and Holika. When Prahlad's father decides to kill him, he asks Holika, the boy's aunt, to help. She has been given a magic power that means she can't be burned, so she sneakily takes the boy onto her lap and climbs into a bonfire. Prahlad prays to the god Vishnu, however, and is saved, emerging from the bonfire unharmed, while his aunt is burned to a cinder!
Prahlad and Holika Poster
This is one of three photographic posters for Holi, and it really captures the spirit of this cheerful Hindu spring celebration!
I love this photograph and think it would look fabulous decorating the walls at Holi. What a fun way to give children a feeling for this colourful Hindu festival!