Celebrate Holika Dahan and Curb the Effects of Saturn!!

Perform Holika Dahan ceremony as per auspicious muhurat and eliminate all the doshas!


Holika Dahan is the first and most special day which announces the arrival of the festival of colours, Holi. On the Purnima of the month of Phalgun, Holika Dahan is celebrated nationwide. The celebration of Holi begins the very next day which is also known as Dhulendi, Dhulandi and Dhuli in various states of India. This festival is celebrated to mark the victory of good over evil, which is why it is necessary to solemnise the Holika Dahan ceremony according to an auspicious time (muhurat). It is believed that the ceremony’s successful commemoration negates problems and negative influences from one’s life and brings success and prosperity to one’s family. Let us take a glance at the auspicious timing to commemorate Holika Dahan 2019 before discussing its importance and procedures.


Holika Dahan Muhurat 2019
Holika Dahan Muhurat
From 20:58:38 to 24:23:45
Time Period
3 hours 25 minutes
Bhadra Punchha
From 17:34:15  to 18:35:34
Bhadra Mukha
From 18:35:34 to 20:17:45

Important: This muhurat will be effective in New Delhi Only. Know the Holika dahan auspicious muhurat in your city.

Holashtak


The celebration of Holashtak ceremony marks the beginning of Holika Dahan Festival, which is celebrated approximately eight days before the festival of Holi. In the same manner, Holashtak ends with Holika Dahan. Astrologers advise people not to commemorate any holy function such as Griha Pravesh or Housewarming ceremony, Marriage, Mundan during Holashtak as the given period is considered quite inauspicious. It is only after Holika Dahan that this inauspicious period comes to an end.

Phalgun Poornima


Phalgun Poornima is observed after Holashtak ends and falls on the Poornima of the Phalgun month. Just like Holi, Phalgun Poornima holds high religious, social and cultural significance. Therefore, people fast from sunrise till moonrise. Religiously speaking, fasting on this day helps the natives get rid of sufferings and gain the blessings of Lord Vishnu. Therefore, Holi is observed on this auspicious date along with Holika Dahan, which is observed the night before.

Importance of Holika Dahan 


  1. According to Hinduism, festivals have religious and mythological importance as every festival grants us knowledge, message and advice. The festival of Holika Dahan also has its own relevance as:
  2. While burning the bonfire meant for Holika Dahan, we burn the vices of the society. It is believed that a person should shed his/her demonic traits and put them in the sacred bonfire to gain purity.
  3. According to the tradition, if the person circumambulates or completes the circle around the sacred bonfire, then he/she is blessed with health, wealth and prosperity.
  4. Through this festival, we express our gratitude towards Lord Agni and welcome the Spring season.

Holi is celebrated a day after the commemoration of Holika Dahan. Get ready to welcome the festival of colours- Holi 2019

Pacify Saturn and Resolve All Your Problems


  • According to Vedic Shastras, if the native offers prayers during the night of Holika Dahan, then the vices (doshas) prevalent in his/her Kundali can be curbed.
  • Offering prayers during the Holika Puja can help the natives get rid of the effects of Shani Dosha and Pitra Dosha.
  • One can eliminate all the doshas by circumambulating across the sacred fire and roasting sugarcane.
  • Circling around the holy bonfire (Holika) can help the natives to get rid of planetary obstructions or Grah Badha.

Remedies To Observe During Holika Dahan


  • It is considered auspicious to complete a circle around the fire of Holika along with family members. Offer gram, peas, wheat and linseed to the fire as this ritual can help one to prosper financially.
  • According to traditions, one should light a lamp of ghee under a Peepal tree and circumambulate around it seven times on the night of Holi. This will negate all the upcoming hurdles in one’s life.
  • The very next day after Holika Dahan, colours should be offered to Gods and Goddesses first and then to each other.
  • Offering camphor to Holika (holy fire) will destroy all the harmful bacteria that live amongst us.
  • Offer some mustard seeds to the holy fire while invoking Goddess Lakshmi so that she offers her blessings to one’s home and family.

According to astrologers, observing these remedies associated with Holika Dahan will eliminate sorrow, pain and ailments from one’s life and success and prosperity will touch his/her feet.


Auspicious Rituals To Follow During Holika Dahan


According to Hindu Shastras, Holika Dahan should be solemnised after sunset (Pradosh Kaal) once the effect of Purnima Tithi becomes powerful. Holika Dahan is considered important for the prevalence of happiness and prosperity in one’s family. Let us read about the initiation of the Holika Dahan ceremony and things to keep in mind during this time.

  • While performing the Holika Dahan ceremony, one should face the north or east direction.
  • In the puja plate, materials like roli (sacred thread), flowers, garlands, raw yarn, turmeric (in non-powdered form), lentils, colours and five types of grain, wheat and a tumbler of water should be kept.
  • It is considered auspicious to circumambulate around the fire of Holika along with one’s family while enfolding raw yarn around it.
  • After performing the necessary rituals, an offering of water should be given to Holika and fire should be lit during Pradosh Kaal (after sunset).
  • The ash of Holika Dahan is considered quite sacred. Applying this ash on your body, the following morning after Holika Dahan will help one to get rid of all ailments and sorrows.

We hope that this article on Holika Dahan/Phalgun Purnima will benefit you. AstroSage offers you best wishes for Holika Dahan and Holi.

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