When is Holi: Importance and Muhurat
Holi is the festival of colors and is celebrated every year on the full moon date of Phalguna month. Holika Dahan on the full moon date and Rangotsav on the next day are celebrated with enthusiasm all over India. It is believed that the fire of Holika symbolizes the burning of evil. It is also known as Chhoti Holi. The next day, a colorful Holi is celebrated to celebrate the victory of good over evil. It is also called Dhulandi. Let us know the date of Holi in the year 2024, the auspicious time, and the importance of Holika Dahan.
Holi 2024 Auspicious Time
Holi on 25 March 2024, Monday
Purnima Tithi Starts - 24 March 2024 at 09:54 am
Purnima Tithi Ends - 25 March 2024 at 12:29 PM
Holika Dahan on Sunday, March 24, 2024
Holika Dahan 2024 Muhurat
Holika Dahan is done on the day of Chhoti Holi i.e. a day before Holi. Holika Dahan is performed when the moon is visible in its full state. According to the Hindu Panchang, this time the auspicious time for Holika Dahan is 1 hour 14 minutes. Holika Dahan can be done 13 minutes before 9:00 p.m., 12:27 minutes before midnight of March 24, 2024.
According to the Scriptures, Hiranyakashipu was the king of demons. Hiranyakashipu's son Prahlad was the greatest devotee of Lord Vishnu. King Hiranyakashipu considered Lord Vishnu his enemy. When he came to know that Prahlad was a devotee of Vishnu, he tried hard to stop Prahlad. But on Prahlad's disobedience, Hiranyakashipu started torturing him. Hiranyakashipu threw Prahlad down the mountain and tried to crush him with the feet of an elephant, but Prahlad was saved by the grace of Lord Vishnu. Hiranyakashipu had a sister named Holika. Holika was blessed by Brahma that she would not burn in the fire. At the order of Hiranyakashipu, Holika entered the fire sitting on her lap to kill Prahlad. But even then by the grace of Lord Vishnu, the devotee Prahlad was saved and Holika got burnt. It is believed that since then this festival was celebrated after Holika Dahan as a victory of good over evil.
Holika Dahan Significance
The blaze of Holika Dahan is very beneficial, it is believed that by worshiping Holika, every worry of the seeker goes away. The fire of Holika Dahan destroys negativity, while from a scientific point of view, its flame destroys the bacteria present in the environment. Parikrama is considered very important in Holika worship and combustion. It is said that by saying your wish while doing parikrama, it gets fulfilled quickly.
According to the Hindu calendar, Holi, the festival of colors, is celebrated every year on the full moon date of Phalgun month. Holika Dahan is celebrated on the full moon day and Rangotsav is celebrated all over the country on the next day. It is believed that the fire of Holika symbolizes the victory of good over evil. It is also called Chhoti Holi. Rangwali Holi is played on the second day of Chhoti Holi. If you want to know more about Holi and its auspicious time then talk to astrologers.