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Holika Dahan 2023 timing today: Holika Dahan, also known as Holika Deepak or Chhoti Holi, is a festival that marks the victory of good over evil. As per Drik Panchang, Holika Dahan should be done during Pradosh Kaal while Purnimasi Tithi is prevailing. The ritual of Holika Dahan involves the burning of a bonfire, known as Holika, made up of wood, cow dung cakes and other combustible materials. Holi is celebrated on the next day.
Holika Dahan 2023 Date and Time: Check Puja Timings and Muhurat
As per Drik Panchang, Holika Dahan muhurata will begin at 6:07 PM and will be till 6:09 PM. The duration of the muhurat is of 2 minutes.
Holika Dahan 2023: Puja Vidhi
The worship of Holika Dahan and the fire lit in it should always be done at an auspicious time. For the worship of Holika Dahan, first of all offer water, roli, Akshat, flowers, yellow mustard, gulal and sweets to Holika by facing east. Along with this, offer earrings of new crop i.e. wheat and gram. After this, circumambulate Holika seven times.
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Holika Dahan 2023: History
It is believed that the festival ‘Holkia Dahan’ has its root associated with ancient Hindu mythology, and the story marks the victory of good over evil.
According to legend, there was a demon king named Hiranyakaship whose son Prahlad was a devotee of Lord Vishnu. The king was not happy with his son’s devotion and taught him several times not to worship Lord Vishnu. But the son Prahlad was the true devotee of Lord Vishnu and did not listen to his father. After that, the demon king tried to kill his son. He tried many times to kill Prahlad but failed. Eventually, his sister Holika tried to help him by trapping Prahlad in the fire. However, by the grace of Lord Vishnu, Prahlad was saved, while Holika was burnt to death.
And hence, to celebrate the victory of good over evil, people burn the Holika fire every year and celebrate Holi the next day.
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