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Holika Dahan Muhurat 2017 Shubh muhurat Timings on 12th march 2017 evening

Holika Dahan 2017 also Kamudu pyre is celebrated by burning Holika, the devil. For many traditions in Hinduism, Holi celebrates the death of Holika in order to save Prahlad, and thus Holi gets its name. In olden days, people use to contribute a piece of wood or two for Holika bonfire.
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Holika Dahan Muhurat 2017

Holika Dahan Muhurat 2017 Date & Timing – Holika Dahan Puja Vidhi:  Muhurat Happy Holi 2017 & Holika Dahan Subh Muhurat Date Timing Puja Vidhi, Reason behind & Histotry of Holi/ Chhoti Holi Full details of Rangwali Holi, Dhuleti, Dhulandi or Dhulivandan 2017

Holika Dahan Muhurat 2017 Shubh muhurat Timings on 12th march 2017 evening.

Holika Dahan Muhurat 2017 Date & Timing

Holi is Spring festival of Hindu religion, celebrated in India and Nepal also known as the festival of colours or the festival of sharing love. This festival celebrates two days, Holi starts  on the Purnima month of Falgun which falls on the month of Februray and mid March. The first day is known as Holika Dahan or Chhoti Holi while the second day is known as Rangwali Holi, Dhuleti, Dhulandi or Dhulivandan.


There was once a demon king by the name of Hiranyakashyap who won over the kingdom of earth. He was so egoistic that he commanded everybody in his kingdom to worship only him. But to his great disappointment, his son, Prahlad became an ardent devotee of Lord Naarayana and refused to worship his father.

Holika Dahan Muhurat 2017

Holika Dahan Muhurat 2017 Date & Timing – Holika Dahan Puja Vidhi:  Muhurat Happy Holi 2017 & Holika Dahan Subh Muhurat Date Timing Puja Vidhi, Reason behind & Histotry of Holi/ Chhoti Holi Full details of Rangwali Holi, Dhuleti, Dhulandi or Dhulivandan 2017.

Holika Dahan Muhurat 2017 Date & Timing

Holi is Spring festival of Hindu religion, celebrated in India and Nepal also known as the festival of colours or the festival of sharing love. This festival celebrates two days, Holi starts  on the Purnima month of Falgun which falls on the month of Februray and mid March. The first day is known as Holika Dahan or Chhoti Holi while the second day is known as Rangwali Holi, Dhuleti, Dhulandi or Dhulivandan.
In the modern era many parts of South Asia and outside Asia also celebrates the Holi Festivals. Holi is much popular and enthusiastic festival specially for children, teen angers, they celebrates holi took colors each others. First day of Holi start on the night before Holi with a Holika bonfire where people gather, sing, dance and party. Second day Holi celebrates in morning as Rangwali Holi – a free-for-all carnival of colours, where participants play, chase and colour each other with dry powder and coloured water, with some carrying water guns and coloured water-filled balloons for their water fight. Groups carry drums and other musical instruments, go from place to place, sing and dance. People visit family, friends and foes to throw colour powders on each other, laugh and gossip, then share Holi delicacies, food and drinks. Some drinks are intoxicating. In the evening, after sobering up, people dress up and visit friends and family.


Hiranyakashyap tried several ways to kill his son Prahlad but Lord Vishnu saved him every time. Finally, he asked his sister, Holika to enter a blazing fire with Prahlad in her lap. For, Hiranyakashyap knew that Holika had a boon, whereby, she could enter the fire unscathed.

Treacherously, Holika coaxed young Prahlad to sit in her lap and she herself took her seat in a blazing fire. The legend has it that Holika had to pay the price of her sinister desire by her life. Holika was not aware that the boon worked only when she entered the fire alone.
Prahlad, who kept chanting the name of Lord Naarayana all this while, came out unharmed, as the lord blessed him for his extreme devotion.
Thus, Holi derives its name from Holika. And, is celebrated as a festival of victory of good over evil.

Holi is also celebrated as the triumph of a devotee. As the legend depicts that anybody, howsoever strong, cannot harm a true devotee. And, those who dare torture a true devotee of god shall be reduced to ashes.

Holika Dahan 2017 Muhurat, Date & Timing:

According to Hindu Calendar Holi 2016 will be celebrates on the Wednesday, 23rd March. Holika Dahan concurs with the full moon day in the month of Phalguna, a day which is called Phalguna Purnima. In this year Holika Dahan Subh Muhurat will be for 2 hours 23 Minutes, Which complete details are provided below.

Holika Dahan or Chhoti Holi 2017:

Holika Dahan Timing - Holika Dahan 2017, Holika Dahan Date

Holika Dahan Muhurta = 18:31 to 20:23

Duration = 1 Hour 59 Mins
Bhadra Punchha = on 11th, March 04:11 to 05:23
Bhadra Mukha = 05:23 to 07:23

Rangwali Holi on 13th, March

Purnima Tithi Begins = 20:23 on 11/Mar/2017
Purnima Tithi Ends = 20:23 on 12/Mar/2017
 

Reason Behind Holi (History):

The burning of Holika is the most common mythological explanation for the celebration of Holi. In different parts of India varying reasons are given for Holika’s death. Among those are:
  1. Vishnu stepped in and hence Holika burnt.
  2. Holika was given the power by the Brahma on the understanding that it can never be used to bring harm to anyone,
  3. Holika was a good person and it was the clothes that she wore that gave her the power and knowing that what was happening was wrong, she gave them to Prahlad and hence died herself.
  4. Holika wore a shawl that would protect her from fire. So when she was asked to sit in the fire with Prahlad she put on the shawl and sat Prahlad down in her lap. When the fire was lit Prahlad began praying to Lord Vishnu. So Lord Vishnu summoned a gust of wind to blow the shawl off of Holika and on to Prahlad, saving him from the flames of the bonfire and burning Holika to her death.

Holika Dahan

Even today, people enact the scene of 'Holika's burning to ashes' every year to mark the victory of good over evil.
In several states of India, specially in the north, effigies of Holika are burnt in the huge bonfires that are lit. There is even a practice of hurling cow dungs into the fire and shouting obscenities at it as if at Holika. Then everywhere one hears shouts of 'Holi-hai! Holi-hai!'.
The tradition of burning 'Holika' is religiously followed in Gujarat and Orissa also. Here, people render their gratitude to Agni, the god of fire by offering gram and stalks from the harvest with all humility.

Further, on the last day of Holi, people take a little fire from the bonfire to their homes. It is believed that by following this custom their homes will be rendered pure and their bodies will be free from disease.
At several places there is also a tradition of cleaning homes, removing all dirty articles from around the house and burning them. Disease-breeding bacteria are thereby destroyed and the sanitary condition of the locality is improved.

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