Holika Dahan: Sunday 28th March 2021.
Holi: Monday 29th March 2021.
Holi is one of the major festivals of India and is celebrated on different dates every year. The celebration of Holika Dahan is also carried in the remembrance of the Holika, the victory of good over evil. Holika Dehan or Chhoti Holi is celebrated a day before Holi. On this occasion an effigy of Holika, the sister of the demon king Hiranyakaship, His son Prahlada was a devotee of Lord Vishnu and out of rage, Hiranyakashipu tried to kill his son but failed. Finally, he took rescue under his sister, Holika. He asked his son Prahlada to sit in the lap of Holika on the fire.
Miraculously, Prahlada was saved by Vishnu while Holika was turned into ashes. Thus, Holi is a celebration of the 'good' over the 'bad'.
Holi also commemorates the love and romance that existed between Lord Krishna and Radha. This symbolizes the victory of good over evil. The ritual is usually done during Pradosh Kaal (which starts after sunset) while Purnimasi Tithi is prevailing.
Holi falls on the Full moon day in the month of Phalgun-and is also called the Spring Festival, as it marks the arrival of spring. There are many myths associated with Holi 2021, mostly involving Lord Vishnu and Krishna. The Lathimar Holi 2021 in Barsana is famous for its unique ritual in which women hit men with sticks while they shield themselves.
Tithi and Puja Muhurat of holika Dahan
Holika Dahan: Sunday, March 28, 2021
Holika Dahan Muhurat - 06:54 PM to 09:14 PM (02 Hours 20 Mins)