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Monday, 10 February 2020

HOLI FESTIVAL IMAGE, HOLI FESTIVAL WATSAPP STATUS,



HOLI FESTIVAL IMAGE: HOLI FESTIVAL WATSAPP STATUS: HOLI FESTIVAL SMS


HOLI FESTIVAL TIME 2020


HOLI 2020



HOLI IS ONE AMONG THE MAIN FESTIVALS OF INDIA AND IS WIDELY KNOWN ON DIFFERENT DATES PER ANNUM . THIS GREAT INDIAN FESTIVAL IS OBSERVED AT THE TOP OF THE WINTERS WITHIN THE MONTH OF MARCH AFTER THE COMPLETE MOON. EACH DAY BEFORE HOLI AN OUTSIZED BONFIRE IS LIT THAT HELPS IN BURNING OUT THE EVIL SPIRITS WHICH WHOLE PROCESS IS NAMED AS HOLIKA DAHAN.

HOLI CELEBRATION DATE 2020

HOLI: 10TH MARCH 2020

HOLIKA DAHAN: 09TH MARCH 2020

HOLI CELEBRATION DATE 2021
HOLI: 29TH MARCH 2021

HOLIKA DAHAN: 28TH MARCH 2021


                       HOLIKA DAHAN

DETAILED INFORMATION ON HOLI DATES
TIMING: IT'S HIGHLY PROHIBITED TO PERFORM THE BONFIRE OF THE HOLIKA DAHAN BEFORE THE SUNSET AS WHICH WILL BE NOT REALLY BE THE CAUSE FOR BRINGING DURING A LOT OF MISFORTUNE IN LIFE. IT MUST BE PERFORMED ON A SELECTED TIME ON THE PURNIMA TITHI ONLY AFTER THE SUNSET. IT'S VITAL TO SETTLE ON AN HONEST MUHURAT SO AS TO PERFORM THE RITUAL OF HOLIKA DAHAN. IDEALLY IT MUST BE PERFORMED ON PRADOSH KAAL WHEN THE NIGHT AND DAY ARE BELIEVED TO SATISFY ONE ANOTHER .

IT IS PROHIBITED TO PERFORM THE RITUAL OF HOLIKA DAHAN UNTIL THE BHADRA TITHI. ALSO, THE THE PRECISE TIME FOR AN EQUIVALENT VARIES FROM STATE TO STATE EVERYWHERE IN INDIA.

PERFECT TIMING FOR 2020 HOLIKA DAHAN:


IN MUMBAI - 18:47 TO 21:11

ON THE DAY OF HOLIKA DAHAN, A SPECIAL SORT OF PUJA HAS GOT TO BE PERFORMED SO ON KEEP CHILDREN AND THEREFORE THE OTHER RELATIONS IN GOOD OF THE HEALTH AND PREVENT FROM ALL OF THEM SORTS OF EVILS.


                         HOLIKA DAHAN

THE CELEBRATION OF HOLIKA DAHAN IS ADMINISTERED SO AS WITHIN THE REMEMBRANCE OF THE HOLIKA. IN AN EFFORT TO FULFIL THE WISH OF HER DEMON BROTHER HOLIKA TRIED TO TAKE A SEAT WITHIN THE FIRE AND BURN HIM AS HE WORSHIPPED LORD VISHNU AND NOT HER BROTHER. AS SHE HAD THAT BLESSING OF NOT GETTING SUFFERING FROM THE HEARTH SO SHE SAT WITH PRAHLAAD WITHIN THE FIRE. BUT, DUE TO THE GOOD DEVOTION OF PRAHALADA, HE WAS SAVED AND HOLIKA WAS BURNT TO DEATH.

ON THE DAY OF HOLI, PEOPLE ENJOY BY SPLASHING COLORS OVER ONE ANOTHER AND THAT THEY ALSO PLAY WITH LIQUID COLORS. THIS A PART OF TWIDDLING WITH COLOURS GOES ON TILL THE TOP OF THE AFTERNOON AND FROM THE EVENING PEOPLE BEGIN WITH PREPARING DELICIOUS MEALS.

ALSO IN VARIOUS PARTS OF THE COUNTRY HOLI IS WIDELY KNOWN IN SEVERAL WAY AND WITH DIFFERENT NAMES.

RELATED ARTICLES

(1)  HISTORY OF HOLI

(2)  HOLI FESTIVAL WATSAPP STATUS

(3) HOLI FESTIVAL PHOTOS

(4)  HOLI FESTIVAL PREPARATION

(5)  HOLI FESTIVAL 2020

(6)  HOLI FESTIVAL QUOTE IN TWO LINE

(7)  HOLI FESTIVAL TIME 2020 AND 2021

(8)  HOLI PUJA



HOLI CELEBRATION IN VRINDAVAN AND MATHURA


HOLI CELEBRATION IN VRINDAVAN MAY BE A WEEK-LONG CELEBRATION WHICH IT STARTS WITH THE PHOOLON WALI HOLI THAT STARTS BY SPLASHING FLOWERS AT THE BANKE BIHARI TEMPLE IN VRINDAVAN DURING AANOLA EKADASI AT 4 P.M. 





THE WEEK-LONG CELEBRATION OF HOLI VRINDAVAN ARE GOING TO BE STARTING ON 4TH OF MARCH 2020. THE CELEBRATION ARE GOING TO BE CONCLUDING OF 10TH OF MARCH 2020 WHICH IS THAT THE DAY BEFORE HOLI CELEBRATION WHEN PEOPLE THROW COLORS OVER ONE ANOTHER . DURING AFTERNOON THE CELEBRATION STARTS IN MATHURA AT AROUND 3 P.M.

LATHMAR HOLI

THERE IS THE TRADITION OF BEATING UP THE LADS BY WOMEN WITHIN THE VILLAGE OF NANDGAON AND BARSANA WHICH IS PERFORMED EVERY WEEK BEFORE THE HOLI CELEBRATION. LATHMAR HOLI IN 2020:

IN BARSANA – 4TH MARCH

IN NANDGAON – 5TH MARCH

SO PLOW AHEAD MARK THE HOLI DATE 2020 IN YOUR PERSONAL CALENDAR AND BEGIN PREPARING FOR HOLI 2020!!

HISTORY OF HOLI


HISTORY OF HOLI
HOLI IS AN ANCIENT FESTIVAL OF INDIA AND WAS ORIGINALLY REFERRED TO AS 'HOLIKA'. THE FESTIVALS FINDS AN IN DEPTH DESCRIPTION IN EARLY RELIGIOUS WORKS LIKE JAIMINI'S PURVAMIMAMSA-SUTRAS AND KATHAKA-GRHYA-SUTRAS. HISTORIANS ALSO BELIEVE THAT HOLI WAS CELEBRATED BY ALL ARYANS BUT MORE SO WITHIN THE EASTERN A PART OF INDIA.



                        HISTORY OF HOLI
RELATED ARTICLES

(1)  HISTORY OF HOLI

(2)  HOLI FESTIVAL WATSAPP STATUS

(3) HOLI FESTIVAL PHOTOS

(4)  HOLI FESTIVAL PREPARATION

(5)  HOLI FESTIVAL 2020

(6)  HOLI FESTIVAL QUOTE IN TWO LINE

(7)  HOLI FESTIVAL TIME 2020 AND 2021

(8)  HOLI PUJA




IT IS SAID THAT HOLI EXISTED SEVERAL CENTURIES BC . HOWEVER, THE MEANING OF THE FESTIVAL IS BELIEVED TO POSSESS CHANGED OVER THE YEARS. EARLIER IT HAD BEEN A SPECIAL RITE PERFORMED BY MARRIED WOMEN FOR THE HAPPINESS AND WELL-BEING OF THEIR FAMILIES AND THEREFORE THE FULL-OF-THE-MOON (RAKA) WAS WORSHIPED.

THERE ARE TWO WAYS OF RECKONING A LUNAR MONTH- 'PURNIMANTA' AND 'AMANTA'. WITHIN THE FORMER, THE PRIMARY DAY STARTS AFTER THE COMPLETE MOON; AND WITHIN THE LATTER, AFTER THE NEW PHASE OF THE MOON . THOUGH THE AMANTA RECKONING IS MORE COMMON NOW, THE PURNIMANTA WAS CONSIDERABLY HIP WITHIN THE EARLIER DAYS.

ACCORDING TO THIS PURNIMANTA RECKONING, PHALGUNA PURNIMA WAS THE JUDGMENT DAY OF THE YEAR AND THEREFORE THE NEW YEAR HERALDING THE VASANTA-RITU (WITH SPRING RANGING FROM NEXT DAY). THUS THE COMPLETE MOON FESTIVAL OF HOLIKA GRADUALLY BECAME A FESTIVAL OF MERRYMAKING, ANNOUNCING THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE SPRING SEASON. THIS PERHAPS EXPLAINS THE OPPOSITE NAMES OF THIS FESTIVAL - VASANTA-MAHOTSAVA AND KAMA-MAHOTSAVA.



BESIDES HAVING AN IN DEPTH DESCRIPTION WITHIN THE VEDAS AND PURANAS LIKE NARAD PURANA AND BHAVISHYA PURANA, THE FESTIVAL OF HOLI FINDS A MENTION IN JAIMINI MIMANSA. A STONE INCRIPTION BELONGING TO 300 BC FOUND AT RAMGARH WITHIN THE PROVINCE OF VINDHYA HAS MENTION OF HOLIKOTSAV THEREON . KING HARSHA, TOO HAS MENTIONED ABOUT HOLIKOTSAV IN HIS WORK RATNAVALI THAT WAS WRITTEN DURING THE 7TH CENTURY.

THE FAMOUS MUSLIM TOURIST - ULBARUNI TOO HAS MENTIONED ABOUT HOLIKOTSAV IN HIS HISTORICAL MEMORIES. OTHER MUSLIM WRITERS OF THAT PERIOD HAVE MENTIONED, THAT HOLIKOTSAV WEREN'T ONLY CELEBRATED BY THE HINDUS BUT ALSO BY THE MUSLIMS.

RELATED ARTICLES

(1)  HISTORY OF HOLI

(2)  HOLI FESTIVAL WATSAPP STATUS

(3) HOLI FESTIVAL PHOTOS

(4)  HOLI FESTIVAL PREPARATION

(5)  HOLI FESTIVAL 2020

(6)  HOLI FESTIVAL QUOTE IN TWO LINE

(7)  HOLI FESTIVAL TIME 2020 AND 2021

(8)  HOLI PUJA



THE FESTIVAL OF HOLI ALSO FINDS A REFERENCE WITHIN THE SCULPTURES ON WALLS OF OLD TEMPLES. A 16TH CENTURY PANEL SCULPTED DURING A TEMPLE AT HAMPI, CAPITAL OF VIJAYANAGAR, SHOWS A JOYOUS SCENE OF HOLI. THE PAINTING DEPICTS A PRINCE AND HIS PRINCESS STANDING AMIDST MAIDS WAITING WITH SYRINGES OR PICHKARIS TO DRENCH THE ROYAL COUPLE IN COLOURED WATER.

A 16TH CENTURY AHMEDNAGAR PAINTING IS ON THE THEME OF VASANTA RAGINI - SPRING SONG OR MUSIC. IT SHOWS A ROYAL COUPLE SITTING ON A GRAND SWING, WHILE MAIDENS ARE PLAYING MUSIC AND SPRAYING COLORS WITH PICHKARIS.

THERE ARE TONS OF OTHER PAINTINGS AND MURALS WITHIN THE TEMPLES OF MEDIEVAL INDIA WHICH GIVE A PICTORAL DESCRIPTION OF HOLI. AS AN EXAMPLE , A MEWAR PAINTING (CIRCA 1755) SHOWS THE MAHARANA TOGETHER WITH HIS COURTIERS. WHILE THE RULER IS BESTOWING GIFTS ON SOME PEOPLE, A MERRY DANCE IS ON, AND WITHIN THE CENTER MAY BE A TANK CRAMMED WITH COLORED WATER. ALSO, A BUNDI MINIATURE SHOWS A KING SEATED ON A TUSKER AND FROM A BALCONY ABOVE SOME DAMSELS ARE SHOWERING GULAL (COLORED POWDERS) ON HIM.

IN SOME PARTS OF INDIA, SPECIALLY IN BENGAL AND ORISSA, HOLI PURNIMA IS ADDITIONALLY CELEBRATED BECAUSE THE BIRTHDAY OF SHRI CHAITANYA MAHAPRABHU (A.D. 1486-1533). HOWEVER, THE LITERAL MEANING OF THE WORD 'HOLI' IS 'BURNING'. THERE ARE VARIOUS LEGENDS TO ELUCIDATE THE MEANING OF THIS WORD, MOST PROMINENT OF ALL IS THAT THE LEGEND RELATED TO DEMON KING HIRANYAKASHYAP.

HIRANYAKASHYAP WANTED EVERYBODY IN HIS KINGDOM TO WORSHIP ONLY HIM BUT TO HIS GREAT DISAPPOINTMENT, HIS SON, PRAHLAD BECAME A FANATICAL DEVOTEE OF LORD NAARAYANA. HIARANYAKASHYAP COMMANDED HIS SISTER, HOLIKA TO ENTER A BLAZING FIRE WITH PRAHLAD IN HER LAP. HOLIKA HAD A BOON WHEREBY SHE COULD ENTER FIRE WITH NONE DAMAGE ON HERSELF. HOWEVER, SHE WASN'T AWARE THAT THE BOON WORKED ONLY SHE ENTERS THE HEARTH ALONE. AS A RESULT SHE PAID A PRICE FOR HER SINISTER DESIRES, WHILE PRAHLAD WAS SAVED BY THE GRACE OF THE GOD FOR HIS EXTREME DEVOTION. THE FESTIVAL, THEREFORE, CELEBRATES THE VICTORY OF EXCELLENT OVER EVIL AND ALSO THE TRIUMPH OF DEVOTION.

LEGEND OF LORD KRISHNA IS ADDITIONALLY RELATED TO PLAY WITH COLORS BECAUSE THE LORD STARTED THE TRADITION OF PLAY WITH COLOURS BY   COLOUR ON HIS BELOVED RADHA AND OTHER GOPIS. GRADUALLY, THE PLAY GAINED POPULARITY WITH THE PEOPLE AND HAVE BECOME A PRACTICE .

THERE ALSO ARE A COUPLE OF OTHER LEGENDS RELATED TO THE FESTIVAL - JUST LIKE THE LEGEND OF SHIVA AND KAAMADEVA AND PEOPLE OF OGRESS DHUNDHI AND POOTANA. ALL DEPICT TRIUMPH OF EXCELLENT OVER EVIL - LENDING A PHILOSOPHY TO THE FESTIVAL.

RULES OF HOLI


RITUALS OF THE TRADITIONAL FESTIVAL OF HOLI ARE RELIGIOUSLY FOLLOWED PER ANNUM WITH CARE AND ENTHUSIASM.

PREPARATIONS


DAYS BEFORE THE FESTIVAL PEOPLE START GATHERING WOOD FOR THE LIGHTING OF THE BONFIRE CALLED HOLIKA AT THE MAIN CROSSROADS OF THE TOWN . THIS ENSURES THAT AT THE TIME OF THE PARTICULAR CELEBRATION AN ENORMOUS PILE OF WOOD IS COLLECTED.
RELATED ARTICLES

(1)  HISTORY OF HOLI

(2)  HOLI FESTIVAL WATSAPP STATUS

(3) HOLI FESTIVAL PHOTOS

(4)  HOLI FESTIVAL PREPARATION

(5)  HOLI FESTIVAL 2020

(6)  HOLI FESTIVAL QUOTE IN TWO LINE

(7)  HOLI FESTIVAL TIME 2020 AND 2021

(8)  HOLI PUJA


HOLIKA DAHAN CELEBRATIONS


THEN ON THE EVE OF HOLI, HOLIKA DAHAN TAKES PLACE. EFFIGY OF HOLIKA, THE DEVIL MINDED SISTER OF DEMON KING HIRANYAKASHYAP IS PLACED WITHIN THE WOOD AND BURNT. FOR, HOLIKA TRIED TO KILL HIRANYAKASHYAP'S SON PRAHLAD, A FANATICAL DEVOTEE OF LORD NAARAYANA. THE RITUAL SYMBOLISES THE VICTORY OF EXCELLENT OVER EVIL AND ALSO THE TRIUMPH OF A REAL DEVOTEE.




CHILDREN ALSO HURL ABUSES AT HOLIKA AND PRAY PRANKS, AS IF THEY STILL ATTEMPT TO KEEP OFF DHUNDHI WHO ONCE TROUBLED LITTLE ONES WITHIN THE KINGDOM OF PRITHU. SOME PEOPLE ALSO TAKE EMBERS FROM THE HEARTH TO THEIR HOMES TO REKINDLE THEIR OWN DOMESTIC FIRES.

PLAY OF COLOURS 


NEXT DAY, IS IN FACT THE MOST DAY OF HOLI CELEBRATIONS. THE DAY IS NAMED DHULETI AND IT'S ON TODAY THAT THE PARTICULAR PLAY OF COLORS HAPPEN . THERE'S NO TRADITION OF HOLDING PUJA AND IS SUPPOSED FOR PURE ENJOYMENT.

THE TRADITION OF PLAYING COLOURS IS ESPECIALLY RAMPANT IN NORTH INDIA AND EVEN THEREIN REGION, THERE ARE OFTEN NO COMPARISON TO THE HOLI OF MATHURA AND VRINDAVAN. IN MAHARASHTRA AND GUJARAT TOO HOLI IS WIDELY KNOWN WITH LOT OF ENTHUSIASM AND FUN.

PEOPLE TAKE EXTREME ENJOYMENT OF SPRAYING COLOUR WATER ON ONE ANOTHER WITH PICHKARIS OR POURING BUCKETS AND BUCKETS OF IT. SINGING BOLLYWOOD HOLI NUMBERS AND DANCING ON THE BEAT OF DHOLAK IS ADDITIONALLY A NEIGHBORHOOD OF THE TRADITION. AMIDST ALL THIS ACTIVITY PEOPLE RELISH GUJIYA, MATHRI, MALPUAS AND OTHER TRADITIONAL HOLI DELICACIES WITH GREAT JOY.

RELATED ARTICLES

(1)  HISTORY OF HOLI

(2)  HOLI FESTIVAL WATSAPP STATUS

(3) HOLI FESTIVAL PHOTOS

(4)  HOLI FESTIVAL PREPARATION

(5)  HOLI FESTIVAL 2020

(6)  HOLI FESTIVAL QUOTE IN TWO LINE

(7)  HOLI FESTIVAL TIME 2020 AND 2021

(8)  HOLI PUJA



DRINKS, SPECIALLY THANDAI LACED WITH BHANG IS ADDITIONALLY AN INTRINSIC A PART OF THE HOLI FESTIVITY. BHANG HELPS TO FURTHER ENHANCE THE SPIRIT OF THE OCCASION BUT IF TAKEN IN EXCESS IT'D DAMPEN IT ALSO. SO CAUTION SHOULD BE TAKEN WHILE CONSUMING IT.

HOLI CELEBRATIONS IN SOUTH INDIA


IN SOUTH INDIA, HOWEVER, PEOPLE FOLLOW THE TRADITION OF WORSHIPING KAAMADEVA, THE LOVE GOD OF INDIAN MYTHOLOGY. PEOPLE HAVE FAITH WITHIN THE LEGEND WHICH DISCUSS THE GOOD SACRIFICE OF KAAMADEVA WHEN HE SHOT HIS LOVE ARROW ON LORD SHIVA TO INTERRUPT HIS MEDITATION AND EVOKE HIS INTEREST IN WORLDLY AFFAIRS.

AFTER, AN EVENTFUL AND FUNFILLED DAY PEOPLE BECOME A TOUCH SOBER WITHIN THE EVENING AND GREET FRIENDS AND RELATIVES BY VISITING THEM AND EXCHANGE SWEETS. HOLI SPECIAL GET TOGETHERS ALSO ARE ORGANISED BY VARIOUS CULTURAL ORGANISATIONS TO GET HARMONY AND BROTHERHOOD WITHIN THE SOCIETY.

HOLI CELEBRATION


HOLI CELEBRATION TAKES PLACE WITH LOT OF JOY AND VERVE THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY. THE KEENNESS OF THE PEOPLE REACHES ITS PEAK AND MATCHES WITH THE CHARACTER WHICH IS FULLY BOUNTY AT THE TIME OF HOLI.

HOLI IS BEING CELEBRATED IN INDIAN SINCE TIME OUT OF MIND BUT THE RECOGNITION OF HOLI CELEBRATIONS SEEMS TO BE RISING WITH EVERY PASSING YEAR THEN IS THAT THE LEVEL OF HOO-HA. AS NO OTHER FESTIVAL GIVES SUCH A LOT LIBERTY TO THE PEOPLE TO LET THEIR HAIR LOOSE AND LUXURIATE IN THEIR HIDDEN CRAZY SELF.

DIFFERENCES OF ANY SORT ARE DROWNED WITHIN THE COLOURED WATERS OF HOLI AND OTHER PEOPLE JUST ENJOY BEING A PLAY ANIMAL. TO FURTHER ENHANCE THE FESTIVE SPIRIT OF HOLI CELEBRATIONS WE'VE A SOCIAL SANCTION TO URGE A KICK WITH THE TRADITION OF BHANG. THEN THERE'S TOTAL WILDNESS AS PEOPLE DANCE TO THE RHYTHM OF DHOLAK AND SING TRADITIONAL FOLK SONGS IN LOUDEST POSSIBLE PITCH.

CHILDREN PARTICULARLY ENJOY THE FESTIVAL AS THEY THROW WATER FILLED BALLOONS AT PASSERSBY...AND IF ANYBODY STARES..THEY HAVE READY ANSWER, 'BURA NA MANO HOLI HAI..' AND EVOKE A SMILE ON THE IRRITATED FACE. BESIDES, THEY NEED THEIR WATER MISSILES, CALLED PICHKARIS TO DRENCH THE PERSON FROM FAR AND ESCAPE FURTHER DRENCHING.

IN THE MIDST OF THOSE COLOURING GAMES ARE SAVOURED THE MOUTH WATERING HOLI SPECIALITIES LIKE GUJIYA, MALPUAS, MATHRI, PURAN POLI, DAHI BADAS ETC AND DOWNED WITH GLASSES FILLED WITH THANDAI.

RELATED ARTICLES

(1)  HISTORY OF HOLI

(2)  HOLI FESTIVAL WATSAPP STATUS

(3) HOLI FESTIVAL PHOTOS

(4)  HOLI FESTIVAL PREPARATION

(5)  HOLI FESTIVAL 2020

(6)  HOLI FESTIVAL QUOTE IN TWO LINE

(7)  HOLI FESTIVAL TIME 2020 AND 2021

(8)  HOLI PUJA



IN SOME STATES THERE'S ALSO A PRACTICE OF BREAKING THE POT FILLED WITH BUTTERMILK WHICH IS HUNG HIGH ON THE STREETS. A GAGGLE OF BOYS FORM A PERSON'S PYRAMID AND ONE AMONG THEM BREAK THE POT. ALL THIS WHILE WOMENFOLK THROW BUCKETS OF COLOUR WATER ON THEM AND SING FOLK SONGS.

AND AFTER A WILD AND EVENTFUL DAY, EVENINGS ARE CELEBRATED DURING A DIGNIFIED MANNER BY VISITING FRIENDS AND RELATIVES. PEOPLE EXCHANGE SWEETS AND HUG ONE ANOTHER CONVEYING THE NICE AND COZY WISHES FOR HOLI. LATELY THERE PEOPLE ALSO PARTICIPATE AND ORGANISE HOLI MEETS AND LUXURIATE IN THE FESTIVAL TILL LATE WITHIN THE NIGHT.

HOLI CELEBRATIONS THAT STARTS WITH THE BURNING OF HOLIKA ON THE EVE OF HOLI THUS CULMINATES WITH THE LOT OF FUNFILLED ACTIVITY AND BONHOMIE. HOWEVER, AT SOME PLACES SPECIALLY MATHURA AND BARSANA HOLI CELEBRATIONS CONTINUE FOR EVERY WEEK AS EACH MAJOR TEMPLE ORGANISE A HOLI BASH ON DIFFERENT DAY. LOVERS OF THE FESTIVAL ENJOY EVERY MOMENT TO THE HILT.

HOLI POOJA PROCESS


HOLI POOJA TAKES PLACE EACH DAY BEFORE THE HOLI FESTIVAL. TODAY IS NAMED AS 'HOLIKA DAHAN'. THERE'S NO SPECIAL POOJA PERFORMED ON THE HOLI DAY. TODAY IS MERELY MEANT FOR CELEBRATIONS AND PLAY OF COLOURS . HOLIKA DAHAN IS THAT THE MAJOR RITUAL PERFORMED AT THE TIME OF HOLI WHICH IS ADDITIONALLY CONSIDERED A CRUCIAL HOLI PUJA. PEOPLE LIGHT BONFIRES ON THE EVE OF HOLI FESTIVAL TO CELEBRATE THE VICTORY OF 'GOOD' OVER 'BAD' WHICH IS NAMED HOLIKA DAHAN.

HOLI POOJA PROCESS OR HOLIKA DAHAN PROCESS


HOLIKA DAHAN PREPARATIONS BEGIN ALMOST 40 DAYS BEFORE THE FESTIVAL. PEOPLE START GATHERING WOODS ON THE IMPORTANT CROSSROADS OF THE TOWN . HOLI POOJA OR HOLIKA TAKES PLACE ON AN AUSPICIOUS TIME WITHIN THE EVENING EACH DAY BEFORE THE HOLI FESTIVAL. GIVEN BELOW ARE THE STEPS AND RITUALS FOR THE HOLI POOJA:

RELATED ARTICLES

(1)  HISTORY OF HOLI

(2)  HOLI FESTIVAL WATSAPP STATUS

(3) HOLI FESTIVAL PHOTOS

(4)  HOLI FESTIVAL PREPARATION

(5)  HOLI FESTIVAL 2020

(6)  HOLI FESTIVAL QUOTE IN TWO LINE

(7)  HOLI FESTIVAL TIME 2020 AND 2021

(8)  HOLI PUJA



HOLI POOJA ARE OFTEN PERFORMED AT ANYWHERE .
A LOG OF WOOD IS KEPT AT A PROMINENT PUBLIC PLACE ON THE VASANT PANCHAMI DAY.
PEOPLE EXTEND THE LOG CENTRE WITH TWIGS, DRIED LEAVES, BRANCHES OF TREES AND OTHER COMBUSTIBLE .
ON THE DAY OF HOLIKA DAHAN, AN EFFIGY OF HOLIKA AND PRAHLAD IS PLACED ON THE LARGE HEAP OF WOODS.
EFFIGY OF HOLIKA IS FORMED OF COMBUSTIBLE WHILE PRAHLAD'S EFFIGY IS FORMED OF NON-COMBUSTIBLE MATERIAL.
ON THE EVE OF HOLI, THE HEAP IS ABOUT ALIGHT AND THEREFORE THE PEOPLE CHANT RAKSHOGHNA MANTRAS OF THE RIG VEDA TO DISCARD THE EVIL SPIRITS.
LEFT OVER ASHES ARE COLLECTED BY PEOPLE NEXT MORNING. THESE ASHES ARE CONSIDERED HOLY AND ARE SMEARED ON THE LIMBS OF THE BODY AS HOLI PRASAD.
SMEARING OF BODY LIMBS IS AN ACT OF PURIFICATION.
HOLI POOJA IS PERFORMED DURING A DIFFERENT MANNER IN SOME COMMUNITIES. MARWARI WOMEN OFFER HOLI PUJA WITHIN THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING I.E. BEFORE SETTING FIRE TO 'HOLIKA'. IT'S CALLED 'THANDI HOLI'. THE ENTIRE PUJA PROCESS IS TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT VERY AUSPICIOUS FOR THE MARRIED WOMEN. IT ENSURES WELL-BEING AND HEALTHY LIFETIME OF THEIR HUSBAND.

HOLI FESTIVAL WATSAPP STATUS/QUOTE/HOLI FESTIVAL PHOTOS








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