holi 2022 date uttar pradesh

Holika Dahan will be celebrated on today on March 17 and the colours will be played on March 18. 

The festival signifies the win of good over evil.  

The festival of Holi begins with Holika Dahan. Holika Dahan is celebrated on the Purnima tithi of Shukla Paksha of Phalgun month.  

On the next day i.e. on Pratipada tithi of Chaitra month, the festival of colors, Holi is celebrated. 

This year, Holika Dahan will be celebrated on today on March 17 and the colours will be played on March 18.  

As per the Hindu traditions, eight days before the Holika Dahan, Holashtak comes into effect during which people believe that no auspicious work should be done. 

According to Panchang, The Purnima tithi will begin at 01:29 pm on March 17 and will remain till 12:47 am on March 18. 

After which, Chaitra month will begin. On March 18, Pratipadha tithi of Krishna Paksha will come into effect from 12:48 am. 

According to traditional beliefs, Holika is worshipped before Holika Dahan.  

By worshipping on this day, the person gets rid of all kinds of troubles from their life. On Purnima, wake up early and take a bath. 

Then, visit the place of Holika and sit facing east or north. Now, take some cow dung, and make idols of Holika and Prahlad from them. 

In the Hindu mythology, there is a story of Holika and Prahlad. Prahlad was the son of King Hiranyakashyap. 

Hiranyakashyap was against worshipping any Lord. 

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