Holi Puja Muhurat, Vidhi and Date: Know exact timings of Holika Dahan Puja
Holi is just around the corner and people have started prepping to celebrate the festival with zeal and zest. This year, Chhoti Holi will be celebrated on March 9 followed by Rangwali Holi or Dhulandi on March 10.
As per Hindu belief, any festival celebrations begin by worshipping God. Following the old age traditions, Holi puja will be performed on Chhoti Holi i.e. Holika Dahan which will be celebrated on March 9. The puja is performed and celebrated the victory of good over evil.
Before doing the Holi puja, it is necessary to know the exact muhurat or timings.
Holika Dahan 2020 Timings:
According to astrologers, the shubh muhurat to conduct Holika Dahan is given below:
On 9 March 2020
- Holika Dahan Muhurta - 18:26 to 20:52
- Duration - 02 Hours 26 Mins
Rangwali Holi on Tuesday, March 10, 2020
- Bhadra Punchha - 09:37 to 10:38
- Bhadra Mukha - 10:38 to 12:19
Holika Dahan during Pradosh with Udaya Vyapini Purnima
- Purnima Tithi Begins - 03:03 on Mar 09, 2020
- Purnima Tithi Ends - 23:17 on Mar 09, 2020
Why Holika Dahan celebrates?
It is believed that Prahlad, one of the devotees of Lord Vishnu, was saved by the Lord from his father Hiranyakashyapu. As per the belief, Prahalad’s father didn’t like his son to worship Lord Vishnu. Hence, he decided to kill his son with the help of sister Holika.
The young boy prays to the lord, who annihilates the powers of his aunt Holika, in his magnanimous Narasimha avatar. To save bhakt Prahlad, Lord Vishnu comes himself to rescue him from demons and thus Holika Dahan is celebrated by burning the mannequin of Holika.