Love, Holi, Hola And Ayurveda
The word, Holi, also refers to Holaka which means chickpeas or pulses. In Vedic times, peasants made a sacrificial offering of their chief crops in the sacred fire and rubbed the ashes on their forehead before scattering it in all directions. Hence Holi is also called Dhulendi. Some tribals consider Holi an auspicious occasion for the performance of magical rites to safeguard their cattle and crops.