Another legend that is associated with the day involves Lord Krishna who is also an avatar of Lord Vishnu. Lord Krishna, who is known to be very mischievous and playful was concerned about his complexion and thought that Radha would never like him because she was extremely fair. On complaining about the same to his mother Yashoda, she asked him to apply colour on Radha and so he did making her look like him. Since that day, the festival became about smearing people with colour and Holi also became the festival of love.There are two very famous stories associated with the history of the festival. The first one being of demon king Hiranyakashyap. According to Hindu mythology, the king was given the boon that he could not be killed by either a man or any animal, that is why, he wanted people to worship him. However, his own son was a devotee of Lord Vishnu and refused to worship his father. Getting angry at him, the king asked his sister Holika to hold his son and sit in a pyre. While sitting in the fire, Prahlad was saved by Lord Vishnu but Holika died, that is why the day is also known as Holika Dahan.After that, Lord Vishnu took the avatar of Narasimha which was half human and half lion and killed the demon king. That is why Holi is also known as the day when the good wins over the evil and people start afresh.