When is Holi 2022 ? Auspicious time & method of worship of Holika Dahan

Hindu Festivals Sanatan Bhakti

Let us know when is Holi in 2022 and the date and time of Holi 2022. According to the Hindu calendar, the festival of Holi is celebrated on the Pratipada of Krishna Paksha of Chaitra month. If Pratipada is falling for two days, then the first day itself is celebrated as Dhulandi (Vasantotsav or Holi). Celebrate this festival to welcome the arrival of spring. In the spring season, the color of the colors spread in nature is depicted in the form of Holi festival by playing with colors. Especially in Haryana this festival is also called Dhulandi.

History of holi

We get to see the description of Holi long ago. A 16th-century painting depicting the festival of Holi has been found in Hampi, the capital of the ancient Vijayanagara Empire. Similarly, it is also mentioned in a 300 year old inscription found in Ramgarh located near Vindhya mountains.

Mythology related to Holi

Many stories related to Holi are found in the history-puranas; Like the legends of Hiranyakashipu-Prahlad, the pastimes of Radha-Krishna and the story of the demonic Dhundi etc.

There is a tradition of burning Holika Dahan a day before Rangwali Holi. Holika Dahan is performed on the full moon day of Falgun month, remembering the victory of good over evil. According to the legend, Prahlad, the son of Asura Hiranyakashipu, was a great devotee of Lord Vishnu, but this did not suit Hiranyakashipu at all.

He entrusted the task of turning the child Prahlad away from the devotion of God to his sister Holika, who had a boon that fire could not burn his body. Holika entered the fire with the intention of killing the devotee Prahlad, taking him in her lap, but Holika herself got burnt in the fire as a result of Prahlad’s devotion and grace of God. There was no damage to Prahlad’s body in the fire.

Rangwali Holi is also celebrated in the memory of the sacred love of Radha-Krishna. According to the story, once Bala-Gopal asked Mata Yashoda why she was not as fair as Radha herself. Yashoda jokingly told him that by rubbing color on Radha’s face, Radha’s complexion would become like Kanhaiya’s. After this Kanha played Holi with colors with Radha and the gopis and since then this festival is being celebrated as the festival of colours.

It is also said that due to the curse of Lord Shiva, a demon named Dhundi was driven away by the people of Prithu on this day, in whose memory Holi is celebrated.

Holi festival in different regions

In some places such as in Malwa region of Madhya Pradesh, Rangpanchami is celebrated on the fifth day of Holi, which is played more loudly than the main Holi. This festival is celebrated with great pomp in the Braj region. Especially the Lathmar Holi of Barsana is very famous. In Mathura and Vrindavan too, Holi is celebrated for 15 days.

In Haryana, there is a tradition of harassing the brother-in-law by sister-in-law. In Maharashtra, there is a tradition of playing with dry gulal on the day of Rang Panchami. Holi is the biggest festival for the tribals of South Gujarat. Folk songs are very popular in Chhattisgarh and Bhagoria is celebrated in Malvanchal.

Rang-Parva Holi gives us the message to spread the colors of love and peace by rising above the distinctions of caste, class and gender etc. Wishing you all a very Happy Holi!

Holi 2022: When is Holi, know the auspicious time, importance and mythology of Holika Dahan

Holi 2022 :: Holika Dahan is done on the full moon date, a day before Holi. This time Holika Dahan is on March 17, 2022, then a day after that Holi will be played on March 18.

Holi 2022:: The festival of colors Holi is celebrated every year after the full moon day of the month of Falgun according to the Hindu calendar. Holika Dahan is done on the full moon date, a day before Holi. This time Holika Dahan is on March 17, 2022, then a day after that Holi will be played on March 18. The festival of Holi holds special significance in Hinduism.

Holika Dahan takes place a day before Holi. In which people actively participate. On the day of Holi, everyone together apply color, abir and gulal to each other. Holashtak takes place 8 days before Holi. It is believed that no auspicious work is done during Holashtak. Let us know the auspicious time of Holika Dahan and the importance of Holi, the festival of colors.

Holika Dahan 2022 Shubh Muhurat and Tithi ( Holi 2022 Date And Holika Dahan Shubh Muhurat)
Holika Dahan Date – 17 March 2022
Holika Dahan Shubh Muhurta – From 9:20 pm to 10.31 pm on March 17
Holika Dahan Duration – About one hour and 10 minutes
Holi – 18 March 2022

Holika Dahan Vidhi

Preparations for Holika Dahan start many days in advance. At the place of Holika Dahan, sticks, cow dung and other burning items are collected. After this, on the auspicious time of Holika Dahan, duly worshiping Holika is set on fire. Then while revolving around Holika, the worship material is put in the Holika.

legend of holi

The festival of Holi is mainly associated with Prahrad, a Vishnu devotee. Devotee Prahlad was born in a demon family, but he was an exclusive devotee of Lord Vishnu. His father Hiranyakashipu did not like his devotion to God, so Hiranyakashipu gave many kinds of troubles to Prahlad. Hiranyakashyap tried to kill the devotee Prahral many times but every time he was unsuccessful. Then Hiranyakashipu entrusted his sister Holika to kill the devotee Prahda. Holika had the boon of not burning in the fire.

His aunt Holika, who was blessed with such a garment, wearing which the fire could not burn him if he sat in the fire. To kill Holika devotee Prahlad, wearing clothes, she took him in her lap and sat in the fire. Holika got burnt as a result of Bhakta Prahlad’s devotion to Vishnu but nothing happened to Prahlad. Due to this custom, Holika Dahan is done every year and Holi of colors is played on the next day.

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