Singapore Celebrates Holika Dahan : News Photo

Singapore Celebrates Holika Dahan

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SINGAPORE - MARCH 26: People gather around the bornfire to offer prayers as they celebrate Holika Dahan on March 26, 2013 in Singapore. Holika Dahan, or burning of demon Holika, is celebrated the night before the Holi festival and is said to commemorate the escape of Prahlad (devotee of god Vishnu) from being burned when carried by Demoness Holika into fire. The bonfire epitomizes the victory of good over evil. (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)
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SINGAPORE - MARCH 26: People gather around the bornfire to offer prayers as they celebrate Holika Dahan on March 26, 2013 in Singapore. Holika Dahan, or burning of demon Holika, is celebrated the night before the Holi festival and is said to commemorate the escape of Prahlad (devotee of god Vishnu) from being burned when carried by Demoness Holika into fire. The bonfire epitomizes the victory of good over evil. (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)
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People gather around the bornfire to offer prayers as they celebrate... News Photo 164692369Assembling,Celebration,Cultures,Holi,Horizontal,Human Interest,Offering,People,Praying,Singapore,bornfirePhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesSINGAPORE - MARCH 26: People gather around the bornfire to offer prayers as they celebrate Holika Dahan on March 26, 2013 in Singapore. Holika Dahan, or burning of demon Holika, is celebrated the night before the Holi festival and is said to commemorate the escape of Prahlad (devotee of god Vishnu) from being burned when carried by Demoness Holika into fire. The bonfire epitomizes the victory of good over evil. (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)