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Was Holika Dalit?

Claim: Holi is premised on the burning of Holika – a Bahujan woman. The Vedic and Puranic stories which dictate our festivals rely on suppressing the story of the lower castes, and it is they who are painted as asuras.


Fact: Holika was not a Bahujan woman, she was a Kattar Brahman woman. She was the daughter of the great Brahman sage Kashyapa. The burning of Holika has no caste angle.


was_holika_dalit.txt · Last modified: 2020/08/11 05:27 by chankya