Holi 2018: Holika Dahan (Choti Holi) Muhurat, Time, Date, Puja Vidhi: The festival of colors is round the corner, and people are preparing for it. It will be celebrated on March 1 with a large enthusiasm as it comes once a year. People rejoice the event with great enthusiasm and joy. It falls on the day after full moon in March every year to mark the beginning of spring. (share: Happy Holi Wishes.)
Holi is popularly known as the festival of colors and marks the victory of good over evil. HolikaDahan is done a day before Holi (Dulhendi). The Hindu Mythology states that the term ‘Holi’ has been derived from the name ‘Holika’, who was the evil sister of demon king Hiranyakashyap.
Holika Dahan (Choti Holi) Muhurat, Time, Date, Puja Vidhi
Getting some powers from God, Hiranyakashyap started believing himself as the God. He wanted everyone to worship him only. However, it was unfortunate for him that his son Prahlad used to worship Vishnu. After trying many ways to get rid of him, the demon king finally called his sister to do the job. She had the blessing that she would not burn by the fire. (share: Happy Holi Images.)
So, she thought to utilize the plan. She entered the fire while keeping Prahlad on her lap. But, Lord Vishnu saved him and Holika got burnt. Since then, the HD event is being celebrated on the eve of the main festival.
At some places in the world, Dahan is known as Choti Holi. As per the tradition, people celebrate the event and offer water, turmeric, coconut, and other stuff to the bonfire and seek blessings for a happy future.
Usually, HD takes place later in the evening as per the shubh muhurat.
Holika Dahan Muhurat- 18:16 pm to 20:47 pm (duration- 2 hours and 30 minutes)
Bhadra Punchha- 15:54 to 16:58 pm
Bhadra Mukha- 16:58 pm to 18:45 pm
Rangwali Holi is also known as Dhulandi or Dhulendi (धुलण्डी). or Dhuleti, Dhulheti, will be celebrated on March 2, 2018.
Holika Dahan 2018 Puja Vidhi
- Light the earthen lamp and lit the dhoop sticks.
- Worship of Lord Ganesha is done first using flowers, rice, water.
- Mantras can be chanted. Then, pray for your pooja nd puja for all.
- After praying, offer sweets, etc.
- Then, you can worship goddess Durga and Lord Narasimha on the same pattern.
- After that, people are asked to chant “ॐ प्रह्लादाय नमः” (Om Pralaya Namah). Lit lamp, hoop and offer tilak, commentary, etc.
- After a while, you can provide rice, flowers, sweets, etc.
- Finally, deliver water to her.
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