History of Holika Dahan:The name of the festival has derived its name from Holika, the sister of king Hiranyakashipu. Holika as per the orders of her brother tried to kill a child named Prahalad, by walking in the fire with the child.
However by the grace of God Prahalad survived and Holika got burnt. This myth has a strong association with Holi Festival. Even today also, there is a practice of hurling cow dung into the fire and shouting obscenities at it.