Holika Dahan 2017 date, Time of Holika Dahan during Holi Festival

Holika Dahan is a lighting of bonfire takes place during Holi. Usually, it is observed a day prior to Holi festival. In 2017, Holika Dahan date is March 12.

The best time to perform Holika Dahan and to celebrate Holikotsav is in the night on 12 March 2017. The exact time for Holika Dahan would be in the night — 6.25 PM onwards.

The similar ritual in South India is known as Kamadahanam. Holika dahan or Holikotsav or Choti Holi signifies the victory of good over evil. It is mentioned in many Puranas and other Sacred Texts.

In Narada Purana, Holika Dahan is mentioned as the victory of Prahlada over his aunt demon Holika. As per Bhavishya Purana, a demon called Dhundhi was killed by a group of children whom he suffered a lot. Hence, the festival of Holi is very much associated with children.

Holika Dahan 2017 date in Other countries..

Holika Dahan 2017 in USA (PST) – March 12

Holika Dahan 2017 in Hawaii – March 12

Holika Dahan 2017 in USA (MST) – March 12

Holika Dahan 2017 in USA (EST) – March 12

Holika Dahan 2017 in Trinidad & Tobago – March 12

Holika Dahan 2017 in UK – March 12

Holika Dahan 2017 in UAE & Middle East –  March 12

Holika Dahan 2017 in Malaysia – March 12

Holika Dahan 2017 in Singapore – March 12

Holika Dahan 2017 in Australia – March 12

Holika Dahan 2017 in New Zealand – March 12

Holika Dahan 2017 in Fiji Islands – March 12

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  1. Pradeep Kumar says:

    Many people confuse Holika Dahan date March 22 and some people Holika Dahan date MArch 23

  2. Dwarakadas says:

    what is the exact date of holi in 2016

  3. Bijal says:

    how long does it take for holi dahan

  4. Gopan says:

    What is the timing of todays holika dahan

  5. Tungish says:

    what is the holika dahan time and date

  6. Shyama says:

    what is the time of holidahan in 2016

  7. Vrishti says:

    what is the correct time for holika dahan

  8. Raja says:

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  9. Vishweshwar says:

    exact time for Holika Dahan in 2016 in delhi

  10. Harshita says:

    name of places in chennai where today is holika dahan

  11. Ikshan says:

    time of holi pujan before holika dahan 2016 in surat

  12. Swati says:

    places in bangalore where holika dahan will be celebrated in 2013

  13. Siddhadev says:

    what is the time for the holi puja

  14. Viraj says:

    muhurat for lighting bonfire in holi in 2013