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Holika Dahan 2017 Puja Muhurat: Know all about shubh muhurat, puja vidhi of Holika Dahan

This Year Holika Dahan Will Be Celebrated On March 11 Which Is Saturday. On This Day Holi Bonfire Are Lit After Sunset.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Neha Singh | Updated on: 10 Mar 2017, 02:31:14 PM
Holika Dahan 2017 Puja Muhurat: Know all about shubh muhurat, puja vidhi of Holika Dahan (Image: Getty)

New Delhi:

The first day of holi is known as holika dahan, it is reffered as Kama Dahanam in South India. This year holika dahan will be celebrated on March 11 which is Saturday. On this day Holi bonfire are lit after sunset. Like choti diwali this day is marked as choti holi also known as Holika Dahan. 

The best time or  Purnima Tithi Begins for Holika dahan is at 20:23 on March 11 and end at 20:23 on March 12. The Holika Dahan Muhurta starts at 18:29 PM to 20:23 PM and the duration is 1 hour 53 minutes.

At the time of Holika dahan people offer water, turmeric, coconut to the bonfire and seek blessings for a joyous life.

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History of Holika Dahan:

According to Indian mythology it is belived that once lived a Prahlad and Hiranyakshyap. A devil and powerful king, Hiranyakshyap who considered himself a god who wanted to be worshiped by all.His  son, Prahlad who began to worship, Lord Vishnu. In order to get rid of his son, Hiranyakshyap asked his sister, Holika to enter a blazing fire with Prahlad in her lap, as she had a boon to enter fire unscathed. His son Prahlad was saved while Holika paid a price for her sinister desire. The tradition of burning Holika or the 'Holika dahan' comes mainly from this legend.

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First Published : 10 Mar 2017, 01:16:00 PM