The main legend that explains Holi tells us about Vishnu, one of the three major gods in Hinduism, who killed Hiranyakashipu's young brother. Being the lord of Satan, Hiranyakashipu wanted to govern the skies, earth and world of darkness in addition to his desire for revenge. Equipped with almighty power, Hirayakashipu felt undefeatable and commanded all mortals to worship only him. His son, Prahalad, opposed his view and remained loyal only to Vishnu. At a moment of uncontrolled anger, the cruel tyrant decided to kill his son with the help of his sister Holika known for her fireproof super power. A pyre was lit and Holika sat on it crushing her nephew, Prahalad under her. Surprisingly with the generous help of Vishnu, Prahalad escaped the fire unharmed, while Holika the evil was burnt to ashes. The Satan, Hiranyakashipu, was liquidated eventually by the good lord Vishnu, and that is the message of the triumph of good over evil. Holika's legend is restored annually by actors and costumes, and many bonfires are lit to symbol the elimination of evil spirits.
This photo was taken in a high iso and therefore it has a painting effect.