Holika Dahan Muhurta: Timely Bonfire To Destroy Evil

Holika Dahan is the symbol of the good prevailing on earth and the evil gets annihilated once again. Holika Dahan Muhurat tells you the right time to perform Holika Dahan. Don’t miss out to celebrate the victory of divinity over demons.




हिन्दी में पढने के लिए यहाँ क्लिक करें।

HOLIKA DAHAN MUHURTA: CELEBRATING THE DEATH OF EVIL


Holika Dahan or combustion of Holika is performed a day prior to Holi, the most important festival of the Hindus. Holika Dahan symbolizes the destruction of evil and the triumph of goodness on earth. It is believed that on this day, the demon king Hiranyakashyap’s sister Holika  was annihilated to ashes in fire while the fire proved to be harmless for Bhakt Prahlad, who is considered to the symbol of goodness. Since then, the legend is celebrated in the form of Holika Dahan on the day of Phalguna Purnima during Bhadrarahita timing of Pradosha Kaal.

After Holi Puja, Holika Dahan or combustion of Holika takes place. Holika Dahan is considerably performed in the absence of Bhadra. It is believed that if performing Holika Dahan takes place during the ascendant of Bhadra, it can lead to negative impacts. It may lead to rebels, tense situations in the country. During Holika Dahan, it is recommended to bake the coverings of wheat and other crops. It is said that if we spread sand in the house by heating it, prosperity and wealth gets an increment.

The festival of Holi is celebrated in the month of Phalguna on Purnima or full moon day. This year Holika Dahan will take place on 16 March 2014 and the next day will be succeeded by Holi on 17 March 2014.Holi symbolizes harmony and brotherhood and Holika Dahan serves the purpose of destroying evil and is performed along every streets of the Nation. Holika idols are prepared along with the agnikund or fireplace with sticks and wood pieces. A tradition of performing Holi Puja before the process of combustion of Holika is a common ritual. After the proceeding of Holika Puja gets over, Vrati Bhojana takes place.

Hindu religion depicts an infinite number of traditions and customs. With the advancement of time, mindsets might have changed among the Indians but their traditional roots have remained intact for years. According to Astrology, performing celebrations considering the auspicious timings or Muhurta has been stated to produce desired results. Holi Puja takes place when Nisha Mukha surpasses Bhadra Mukha which has been believed to be effectively auspicious. Ancient texts have mentioned Pradosh Kaal to be the right time to perform Holika Puja. Yet, these days neglect the significance of auspicious timings and perform Holika Puja during the middle hours or late hours of the day.

As per the tradition, Holika Dahan will be performed a day prior to Holi on the day of Phalguna Purnima during Bhadrarahita timing of Pradosha Kaal.

This year, on 16 March 2014, Bhadrakaal is till 10:02, therefore, the time succeeding 10:02 is considered to be good for Holika Puja. Take a look at the auspicious timings to perform Holika Puja and the auspiciousness it carries along with it in the below mentioned schedule.





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HOLIKA PUJA MUHURTA




Noon Time
Afternoon Time



FROM
TO
FROM
TO
Delhi
10:02
12:30
13:59
15:28
Mumbai
10:02
12:48
14:17
15:46
Kolkata
10:02
11:45
13:15
14:44
Chennai
10:02
12:18
13:47
15:17
Chandigarh
10:02
12:32
14:01
15:30
Shimla
10:02
12:41
14:10
15:39
Jammu
10:02
12:39
14:08
15:37
Lucknow
10:02
12:15
13:44
15:13
Gandhinagar
10:02
12:18
13:47
15:17
Jaipur
10:02
12:36
14:05
15:34
Raipur
10:02
12:12
13:42
15:11
Dehradun
10:02
12:27
13:56
15:25
Bhopal
10:02
12:29
13:58
15:28
Bhubaneshwar
10:02
11:56
13:25
14:54
Patna
10:02
11:58
13:27
14:56
Ranchi
10:02
11:58
13:27
14:56
Thiruvananthapuram
10:02
12:20
13:50
15:19
Hyderabad
10:02
12:25
13:54
15:24
Bengaluru
10:02
12:28
13:58
15:28


With the help of the above mentioned medium, you will find convenience to know about the Muhurta or auspicious timings of Holika Dahan. If this schedule does not include the name of your city or town then the nearest city that has been mentioned in the schedule will state the most auspicious timings to perform Holika Dahan in your city. To know more about the appropriate time for performing Holika Dahan in your city, read our elaborated text ‘Holika Dahan Muhurta’.

By Pt. Hanumman Mishra


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