HOLIKA DAHAN

DATE AND PUNCHANG

Date: 17 March 2022

Timing & Muhurat for the Holika Dahan in New Delhi, India Muhurat: 21:20:55 to 22:31:09

for the Holika dahan 1 hour and 10 minutes in length Bhadra Punchha: 21:20:55 to 22:31:09

Bhadra Punchha Bhadra Mukha: 22:31:09 to 00:28:13 Bhadra Mukha: 22:31:09 to 00:28:13

The first day of Holika Dahan celebrations in 2022 falls on a full moon in the Hindu month of Falgun. The following day is the celebration of colors (also referred to as Dhulendi, Dhulandi, and Dhuli). Holi is a festival that celebrates the triumph of good over evil by dousing people of color.

HOLIKA DAHAN SCRIPTURES

As of the ninth of Falgun’s brilliant half, Holashtak is defined as running to its last quarter-moon phase. This 8-day period is off-limits to any auspicious activities. Holika Dahan, a bonfire celebration, is held on Purnima (the full moon) day. This ritual is governed by two principles: There is no way Bhadra should have won that day. As one of the 11 Karans, Bhadra goes by the name Vishti Karan (also known as Vishti Karan). Half a Tithi is equivalent to 1 Karan in Sanskrit. As a result, at the Pradosh Kaal, the Purnima should triumph. To put it another way, Purnima should rule for the next three Muhurats following sunset. It’s a tradition in India to play with color and have a good time the day after Holika Dahan (also known as Chhoti Holi). People paint their faces and then hug each other.

MYTHS RELATED TO HOLIKA DAHAN

Hindu Puranas say that Hiranyakashyap (the king of the demons) became upset when he discovered that his son Prahlad worshipped Lord Vishnu. He made his sister Holika sit on the blazing embers with Prahlad on her lap as a punishment. Holika was immune to the effects of fire due to a blessing. Things, on the other hand, did not go according to plan. Vishnu’s follower Prahlad escaped unharmed as Holika was engulfed in flames and reduced to ashes. Holika Dahan’s performance is a canon established to honor this occasion (burning the bonfire considering Holika). As a result of the Holi festival, it sends the message that the Almighty is always accessible to defend His followers. BEHIND THE STORY For a long time, people have been describing Holi in this way. A 16th-century painting was discovered in Hampi, the historic Vijayanagara Empire’s capital. A Holi party is depicted in this photo. Similarly, a 300 BC inscription mentioning Holi was discovered in Ramgarh, adjacent to the Vindhya mountains. There are those who believe that Lord Krishna murdered Pootna on this day. With Holi as a backdrop, Gopis rejoiced in his victory

 

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