A mural in the Lahore Fort was sponsored by Ranjit Singh and it showed the Hindu god Krishna playing Holi with gopis.After the death of Ranjit Singh, his Sikh sons and others continued to play Holi every year with colours and lavish festivities.Rati performs her own meditative asceticism for forty days, upon which Shiva understands, forgives out of compassion and restores the god of love.This return of the god of love, is celebrated on the 40th day after Vasant Panchami festival as Holi.Holi was observed by Maharaja Ranjit Singh and his Sikh Empire that extended across what are now northern parts of India and Pakistan.According to a report by Tribune India, Sikh court records state that 300 mounds of colours were used in 1837 by Ranjit Singh and his officials in Lahore.
Holi is an important spring festival for Hindus, a national holiday in India, a regional holiday in Nepal and other countries.
The festival signifies the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring, end of winter, and for many a festive day to meet others, play and laugh, forget and forgive, and repair broken relationships.
month of Phalguna, which falls somewhere between the end of February and the middle of March in the Gregorian calendar.
Ranjit Singh would celebrate Holi with others in the Bilawal gardens, where decorative tents were set up.
In 1837, Sir Henry Fane who was the commander-in-chief of the British Indian army joined the Holi celebrations organised by Ranjit Singh.