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Holika Dahan 2021 Puja Vidhi & Shubh Muhurat

Holika Dahan 2021
Puja Vidhi & Shubh Muhurat

Holika Dahan 2021 - Puja Vidhi & Shubh Muhurat

The festival of colours – Holi is here! The day before the colorful celebration, people gather to set up a huge bonfire, keeping in mind the legend of Prahlad and Holika. Parikrama is known as Holika Dahan or Chhoti Holi.

Holika Dahan is a religious ritual of Hindus in which, a night before Holi, pyres are burnt to symbolize the win of good over evil. It is a festival in which people celebrate the death of ‘Holika’ and the safety of Bhakt Prahalad. People sing and dance around the fire to celebrate the festival.

Holika Dahan Timing
According to Hindu scriptures, Holika Dahan is doing during the Pradosh period, which starts after sunset. Doing Holika Dahan during the right Muhurat timing is very vital as doing the rituals at the wrong time can lead to bad luck.
You should never perform Holika Dahan in Bhadra Mukha timing. Doing so will bring misfortune for the entire year.

Holi is one of those festivals celebrated by almost all the people in the country, irrespective of their religion, caste and place of birth. Certainly, one thing all Indians share is the love for colours! That is the cause behind all the different types of Holi celebrations in all over India.

How to Do Holika Dahan Puja: Holika Dahan Puja Vidhi.
Just a day before the Phalgun Poornima, people start preparing for Holika Pooja, which is doing in the evening during a suited time.

Holika Sthapana.
People collect wood to prepare bonfires in their colonies and mostly nearby temples. Other flammable materials are added such as cow dung cake, dry leaves and twigs. Many people’s also place symbolic structures of Prahlad and Holika made of cow dung on the top of the wood heaps.
Holika Puja Thali.
In northern India, most married women observe a fast till Holika Pooja in the evening. They bathe in the noon and then prepare their puja thali, which includes roli, rice, haldi, 5 uple made from cow dung (tied together), moli (red colored holy thread) and wheat.

Holika Dahan    
At the suitable Holika Pooja Muhurat in the evening, the heap of woods are set on fire, burning Holika to remember the win of good over evil. Women do the Pooja by making offerings to the Holika fire for the welfare of their families. Some people roast barley in Holika Agni and bring roasted barley to their homes. It is believed that by doing this, all negative energies and diseases are end. People dance and sing around the bonfire. Kids and Youngsters enjoy the evening the most! Celebrate together with families. May you have a magnificent festival!

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