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Holika Dahan victory of good over evil

The festival of colours Holi is just a day far away, people celebrate Holi with great zeal and enthusiasm across the nation. A day before Holi falls ‘Choti’ Holi, also known as Holika Dahan, holds mighty cultural significance.

Holika Dahan victory of good over evil this day, people gather around a bonfire and pray and perform rituals. Choti Holi will be observed on 28 March, which of course will be followed by Rangwali Holi.

This ritual symbolises the burning of evil into ashes and the triumph of the good. This tradition is associated with Bhakt Prahalad and his demoness aunt, Simhika (also known as Holika). She was an accomplice of Hiranyakashipu (Prahalad’s father), who wanted to avenge his son for worshipping Lord Vishnu. Though she had the powers to endure fire, she ceased to exist as she sat with Prahlad on a pyre to kill him. Prahalad emerged from the fire unscathed while Holika perished.

Celebration of Holi is considered as an end of winter and arrival of spring. It is also celebrated as victory of good over evil.

Time and day of celebration:

The festival of Holika Dahan is celebrated on the Purnima Tithi (Full Moon Night) of the Phalguna month of the Hindu calendar, which usually falls in March or April. This year, Holika Dahan will be celebrated on March 28.

The mahurat of Holika Dahan begins at 6:37 PM and ends at 8:56 PM.

Holika Dahan Date: Sunday, March 28

Holika Dahan Muhurta: 6:37 PM to 8:56 PM

Bahadra Paunchha: 10:13 AM to 11:16 AM

Bhadra Mukha: 11:16 AM to 1:00 PM

Purnima Tithi Begins: 3:27 AM on March 28

Purnima Tithi Ends: 12:17 AM on March 29

Choti Holi 2021: Wishes, Messages, Greetings:

Let the colours of Holi spread happiness, joy, peace and love all around. Wishing you a blessed Choti Holi 2020!

May God brighten up your life with beautiful and joyous colours of the universe. Wishing you a very Happy Choti Holi.

May God paint the canvas of your life with the colours of love, happiness, prosperity, and good health. Wishing you and your family a very Happy Choti Holi.

Wishing you a very Happy Choti Holi filled with sweet moments and colourful memories to happiness with love and care.

Brightest colours to smear each other, hearts full of love to share, water balloons to cheer, lavish foods to eat and melodious songs to hear are the most profound ingredients of a perfect HolikaDahan.

Holika Dahan is the apt time to break the ice, renew relationships and link yourself with those that you wanted to with a bit of colour. Happy Choti Holi!

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