Holika Dahan is celebrated as a symbol of the victory of good over evil. Holika Dahan is also known as Chhoti Holi, and it falls on the night before Holi. Therefore, the festival holds great importance from a religious point of view.
According to Hindu Calendar, the Purnima of the Phalguna month is celebrated as Holika Dahan. The time has come to say goodbye to winter and welcome the spring season.
If you are looking for information about the Holika Dahan 2022 Date, Puja Muhurat, Samagari, etc., then read on. This article will provide you with all the details you need to celebrate Holika Dahan 2022.
Date, Time & Puja Muhurat
According to Gregorian Calendar, Holika Dahan will be observed this year on Thursday, March 17, 2022. According to Panchang, the auspicious time for the worship of Holika Dahan will be from 9:06 PM to 10:16 PM on Friday, March 17, 2022.
Holika Dahan Story
There is a famous mythological story behind the festival of Holika Dahan. The story is about Vishnu devotee Prahlad, Asura Hiranyakashipu, and his sister Holika.
Asura Hiranyakashyap, after doing hard penance and getting a boon from Lord Brahma, started thinking of himself as a god. So he made everyone in his kingdom worship him.
He had acquired such powers as a boon that no creature, deity, demon or human being, neither in the day nor in the night, neither on earth, nor in the sky, nor at home, nor outside, not even any weapon could kill him.
Even though Hiranyakashipu was the opponent of Lord Vishnu, he had a son named Prahlad, who was an ardent devotee of Lord Vishnu since he was born.
Asura Hiranyakashipu was always angry with the Prahlad’s worship of Lord Vishnu. However, despite repeated persuasion by him, Prahlad did not stop worshiping Lord Vishnu.
Hiranyakashipu also tried to kill his son Prahlad many times but didn’t succeed. In the end, he called his sister Holika who had the boon of not burning from the fire. On the order of his brother Holika set on in the fire with Prahlad. With the courtesy of Lord Vishnu, Prahlad was saved, and Holika was burnt to death in that fire.
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Puja Vidhi & Samagari
In order to worship Holika Dahan, it is important to take a bath first. After bathing, sit in the direction of north or east at the place of worship for Holika. After this, make statues of Holika and Prahlad out of cow dung for worship. Offer things like incense, flowers, sweets, and other items during the Holika Puja. Also Offering umbi, made of cow dung and coconut. Offer sweets and fruits as well.
Also, worship Lord Narsinmha with all rituals. After this, walk around Holika four and seven times.