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Holika Dahan

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Holika Dahan

Holika Dahan
Holika Dahan
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
2019 Holika Dahan date: March 20 (Wednesday)
2020 Holika Dahan date: March 09 (Monday)
2021 Holika Dahan date: March 28 (Sunday)
2022 Holika Dahan date: March 17 (Thursday)
Hindu Calendar Date:
Purnimanta - Purnima of Phalguna month (Shukla Paksha)
Amanta - Purnima of Phalguna month (Shukla Paksha)
2021 Holika Dahan Muhurat:
New Delhi - 06:37 PM to 08:56 PM
Pune - 06:47 PM to 09:08 PM
Chennai - 06:20 PM to 08:42 PM
Kolkata - 05:50 PM to 08:11 PM
Hyderabad - 06:28 PM to 08:49 PM
Ahmedabad - 06:54 PM to 09:14 PM
Noida - 06:36 PM to 08:56 PM
Jaipur - 06:42 PM to 09:02 PM
Mumbai - 06:51 PM to 09:12 PM
Gurgaon - 06:38 PM to 08:57 PM
Bengaluru - 06:31 PM to 08:52 PM
Chandigarh - 06:39 PM to 08:59 PM
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]
Recipe:
  • Gujiya
  • Gulab Jamun
  • Thandai
  • Bhang
Attire:
  • Traditional Indian attire
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