The full Moon in the Hindu calendar month of Phalguna marks Holika Dahan. The triumph of good over evil is celebrated with this holiday. This day is significant in numerous traditions because it is thought to be the day that the demon Holika, sister of the asura king Hiranyakashipu, was burned to death. You should, then, build a fire on Holika Dahan.
Many regions of the country throw spectacular parties to mark the occasion. A unique procession travels from the royal palace to the City Palace in Udaipur. In Udaipur, you can join the Royal Family of Mewar in their celebrations by lighting bonfires in the City Palace.
Mythology Behind Holika Dahan :
The triumph of good over evil lies at the heart of the Holi celebration. According to legend, there once reigned a tyrant by the name of Hiranyakashipu who insisted that his subjects pay homage to him rather than the great god Vishnu. Nevertheless, the tyrant’s own son became the most devout devotee of the god, and he spent his days chanting, “Narayan, Narayan” (another name for lord Vishnu). After growing more frustrated with his son Bhakt Prahalad, Hiranyakashipu decided to teach him a lesson by daring him to summon his god, Shree Vishnu, to save him.
Hiranyakashipu had his sister Holika sit in the fire with Prahalad on her lap because she was enchanted to be unharmed by flames. Holika had been killed in front of Hiranyakashipu, yet her cloak still managed to shield Prahlad. Years later, when Hiranyakashipu’s brutality had reached new heights, Lord Vishnu, in the form of Narasimha, finally put an end to him. And so, all over India, people rejoice each year on the festival of Holi at the triumph of good over evil.
Holi Muhrat For 2023 :
According to the Hindu calendar, Holi takes place in February or March on the Full Moon known as Phalguna Purnima. To break it down further, the start of Purnima tithi is at 4:17 PM on March 6, 2023, and its finish time is at 6:09 PM on March 7, 2023. Thus, Holika Dahan will take place on March 7, 2023, and the next day, on March 8, 2023, people will celebrate Holi with colours and flowers.
Get Immense Joy And Happiness In Life By Following These Steps On Holika Dahan 2023 :
- Holika Dahan is worshipped by circling a sacrificial sacrifice of sugarcane, wheat, and dry coconut 11 times while holding two cloves, one batasha, and a betel leaf doused in ghee. It is thought that if you do this, you will be rewarded with fortune and success.
- The following day, gather the fire from Holika Dahan and transport the ashes inside. Safely storing it where household funds are kept prevents financial hardship.
- To commemorate the day Prahalad was spared thanks to Lord Vishnu, some devotees hang four beads of cow dung from a string away from the flames of the Holika Dahan.
- That we may obtain Vishnu’s favour, in the first case, the cow dung represents the worshiper’s ancestors; in the second, Hanumaan, the Hindu monkey god; in the third, Mata Sheetala, the Goddess of Healing (and an incarnation of Parvati); and in the fourth, the worshiper’s own family.
- During Holika Dahan, people follow a ceremony to rid themselves of bad luck: they measure themselves from head to toe with a thick thread, and then they cut off the excess. Give it to the Holika Dahan fire and then rub the ashes on your forehead (or throat, if you’re a woman).
- According to horoscopes, Holika Dahan is more effective when done at specific times. It needs to be done after Bhadra, on the full moon day of Purnima in the Pradosh Kaal. It’s also important to observe the Holashtak 8-day period, which begins on the Ashtami tithi of the Shukla Paksha of the Phalgun month and concludes on the Purnima tithi or Holika Dahan day. No fortunate actions should be taken between February 27 and March 3, 2023.
- When you give during the festival of Holi, you’ll be rewarded with prosperity and inner calm in all areas of your life. If you want to make a donation, though, make sure it’s something brand new and not anything you’d throw away. If you don’t, it could end up causing you a lot of trouble. As such, you shouldn’t donate your used materials. Donating steel, plastic, or spent oil is also not recommended. In contrast, during Holi, those who are less fortunate should be the recipients of gifts of food, clothing, and other necessities such as fresh oil and grains.
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