Holi Dahan Shubh Muhurat 2017 Bonfire Timing Date In India: Holika Dahan, which is also known as Choti Holi or Holika Deepak. Holika Dahan festival is celebrated one day before the Holi. Holika Dahan is celebrated by Holika, the devil. There is a background story about this day. According to the story, Holika (the devil) wore a shawl that would protect her from the fire.
So when she was asked to sit in the fire with Prahlad (Holika’s Nephew) she put on the shawl and sat Prahlad in her lap. But she forgot that the shawl can never be used to bring harm to anyone. And when the fire was lit Prahlad began praying to Lord Vishnu. So Lord Vishnu summoned a gust of the wind to blow the shawl off of Holika and on to Prahlad, saving him from the flames of the bonfire and burning Holika to her death.
Holi Dahan Shubh Muhurat 2017 Bonfire Timing Date In India
There are some other stories but people believe that this is the real one. From that day Hindus people started this day as Holika Dahan. According to the ritual, week before the Holika Dahan people start gathering wood and combustible materials for the bonfire at a very specific place like near temples, parks, community centers and other open spaces. During the bonfire, people dance and sing songs related to Holika Dahan. And at last put a tika of bonfire’s ash on their foreheads and come back to the home.
Now most of the people are searching for the correct timing and Shubh Muhurat for Holika Dahan 2017. Choosing right Muhurat for Holika Dahan is more important than choosing right Muhurat for any other festival. That’s why we are here to provide you the correct date and timing for Holika Dahan 2017. In this article, we are providing every detail of Holika Dahan 2017 that we collected from different web sources like Wikipedia and Drikpanchang. Now scroll the page and get this information.
Holika Dahan Muhurta = 18:30 to 20:53 (DST)
Duration = 2 Hours 22 Mins
Bhadra Punchha = on 12th, March 23:45 to 01:04
Bhadra Mukha = 01:04 to 03:15
Rangwali Holi on 13th, March
Purnima Tithi Begins = 15:12 on 12/Mar/2017
Purnima Tithi Ends = 17:30 on 13/Mar/2017
(DST- Delhi Standard Time)
According to the Hindu scriptures, Holika Dahan should be done during Pradosh Kaal (which starts after sunset) while Purnimasi tithi prevailing. Bhadra prevails during the first half of Purnimasi tithi, and all good work should be avoided when Bhadra prevails.
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