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Description : Holika Dahan is one of the most significant festivals among Hindus. Holika Dahan is also known as Chhoti Holi. Holi celebrations start a night before Holi with Holika bonfire, when people worship Holika and burn her in huge bonfire. The bonfire is reminder of the symbolic victory of good over evil.
Also Called : Chhoti Holi, Jalanewali Holi
Significance : celebrating victory of good over evil
Deity(s) : Holika, Prahlada
Key Rituals : Holi Puja
Mythological Figures : Lord Narasimha, Lord Vishnu, Prahlada, Hiranyakashipu, Holika

2016 Holika Dahan date : March 23 (Wednesday)
2017 Holika Dahan date : March 12 (Sunday)
2018 Holika Dahan date : March 01 (Thursday)
2019 Holika Dahan date : March 20 (Wednesday)

Hindu Calendar Date :
Purnimanta - Purnima of Phalguna month (Shukla Paksha)
Amanta - Purnima of Phalguna month (Shukla Paksha)

2018 Holika Dahan Muhurat :
Jaipur - 18:23 to 20:53
Chennai - 18:14 to 20:40
Mumbai - 18:40 to 21:08
Kolkata - 19:37 to 20:05
Gurgaon - 18:17 to 20:48
Hyderabad - 18:18 to 20:46
Bengaluru - 18:24 to 20:51
Ahmedabad - 18:39 to 21:08
Chandigarh - 18:17 to 20:48


Observances :
  • Holika Puja
  • burning Holika effigy in the evening or late night
  • roasting green cereals in Holika bonfire

Legends :
  • Holika and Prahlada - The most famous legends of Holi is associated with Prahlada who was ardent devotee of Lord Vishnu. It is believed that [...more]

Art Work :
Holi Greetings, Holika Dahan Images, Holi Images
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