Holi 2022: Shubh Muhurat, Mythological Tale And Much More

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Holi in India is the festival of colors that people across the country celebrate from varying religions. It has its own significance, and as per astrology, it is believed that on this day, planets Sun and Moon lie on either end of each other in the sky. Holi 2022 is on March 18, Friday. So, for this year, with the blooming of spring, the festival is around mid-March, bidding goodbye to the winter season.

Usually, the date of the Holi festival depends on the movement of the planet Moon. Thus, varying year to year. The festival is generally celebrated for 2 days. However, in many parts of India, the festival celebration starts days before the actual date and ends days after the same.

Holi 2022: Celebration Date and Shubh Muhurat

The Festival of Holi in 2022 is on March 18, being the main day of celebrating the festival of colors—Dhulandi. As for the Holi Dahan, it is on March 17 and is known as Choti Holi or Holika Dahan Divas.

As per the legend of the festival of Holi, the Holika Dahan time is considered an inauspicious period when it occurs in the Bhadra Phase. However, if you perform the Holika Dahan on the Full Moon time of the Phalguna month, the time is highly auspicious. Thus, it is advisable to perform the Holika Dahan Pooja only during the Bhadra Poonch.

According to Panchang, the most auspicious Muhurat of Holika Dahan 2022 would be between 09:06 PM to 10:16 PM on March 17. This makes the shubh muhurat for the Holika Dahan of 1 hour and 10 minutes.

Holika Dahan 2022 Shubh Muhurat after Bhadra period shall be from 01:12 AM to 6:28 AM on March 18.

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Holi 2022 In Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh regions Vrindavan, Barsana, Mathura, Govardhan, Nandgaon, and Gokul, collectively known as the Braj area, generally celebrate Holi festival, from a week back. And Holi 2022 in Uttar Pradesh would be from March 11 to March 19.

Nine Days Schedule For Holi in Uttar Pradesh 2022:

  • Ladoo Holi in Barsana on March 11
  • Lathmar Holi in Barsana on March 12
  • Lathmar Holi in Nandgaon on March 13
  • Phoolwali Holi in Mathura and Vrindavan on March 14
  • Chhadimaar Holi in Gokul on March 15
  • Widows’ Holi in Vrindavan on March 16
  • Holika Dahan in Mathura on March 17
  • Rang/Gulal Holi in Mathura on March 18
  • Huranga Holi in Baldeo on March 19

The Legendary Tale Behind The Celebration

As per mythology, the festival of Holi holds many stories. But, all lead to one lesson—the victory of the good over the evil.

The most famous connection with the festival of colors is the tale of the demon Holika and her brother, King Hiranyakashipu. Known for his power and position, the King was full of pride. Thus, wanted everybody to worship and follow him. If he was this way, his son was totally different from him.

Son of King Hiranyakashipu was Prahlad. He, instead of worshipping his father, worshiped Lord Vishnu. This is why the King looked for his sister for help.

Holika made Prahlad sit on her lap in the blazing fire to prove that she is immune to burning, and Prahlad would get burned in the fire. But, what happened was totally different from it. Lord Vishnu saved his devotee from burning, and the demon Holika paid the price of her act.

Another tale pertains to Lord Krishna and Goddess Radha. According to mythology, Krishna was in deep love with Radha. But, due to the difference in his skin tone with her, he confronted comments from people around him. To which, Lord Krishna applied colors on his “Radhe” and the Gopis didn’t look upon his complexion.

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Holika Dahan 2022: Pujan Vidhi And Points To Remember

Days before the great Holika Dahan, dry trees and several similar things, preserved and kept to burn the divine fire of Holi. Not just this, if you’ll see the village areas, people even set cow dung and grass too for the Choti Holi Day.

Pujan Vidhi For Holika Dahan in 2022—

  • For the Holika Pujan, you must keep fast after a shower in the morning. Doing so is highly auspicious as the event occurs on the Full Moon Day of Shukla Paksha of Falgun Month.
  • On the same day, during the afternoon, you must then clear the place thoroughly where you would perform your Pujan.
  • Place everything you have preserved for the day of the Pujan in a clean place and decorate it if you want. People usually use flowers and rangoli to decorate the place and surrounding areas.
  • Make sure you look for the Shubh Muhurat of Holika Dahan prior to worshiping and performing the Pooja. Plus, don’t forget to light lamps near the place of Holika Dahan as well as in the temple.
  • With it, also add camphor. People believe that burning camphor in Holika purifies the environment and makes it holy.
  • In the Shubh Muhurat, worship the Holika, initiating the Pooja by pouring clear Jal.
  • Post this, you must complete 3 to 7 rounds with family members, praying to keep your mind away from evil.
  • Lastly, you should offer barley, gram hair, wheat, etc., to the Holika divine flames and bring the ashes of the Dahan to keep in your place of worship.

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Astrological Importance of Holi

Astrologers believe that on the occasion of Holi, planets Sun and Moon lie opposite to each other. And, this planetary position of the planets is auspicious from all means and manners. Moreover, according to our Vastu experts, Holi divas 2022 is also Shubh for performing all sorts of Vastu Poojas.

Along with it, all zodiac signs must use specific colors for Holi 2022— for wearing and playing purposes. Depending on your Sun sign, the water signs should use blue or green. Fire signs must make use of bright shades of red. The zodiac signs that belong to the earth element must use mild colors, like yellow and light pink. As for the air signs, using bright shades of blue would be good for the Holi in 2022.

Holi 2022: The Must Remember Pointers

  • On the day of Dhulandi, you must remember to avoid fights in your house. Make sure there is peace and happiness in your home throughout the day to welcome favorabilities.
  • Remember to celebrate the festival with joyousness and family and friends and offer blessings with an open heart to the young ones.
  • Avoid intoxications of all sorts. Doing so will help you enjoy yourself better and keep your head free from evil and mischievousness.
  • Start your day with the blessings of your parents and elders. Plus, make sure you don’t insult them or make them sad.

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