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.
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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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:
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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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—
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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.
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