Holika Dahan Rituals 2022 | Rashi-wise Holika Pradakshina, Holika Items

Holika Dahan ritual

Holika Dahan is celebrated by burning Holika, an asuri, a demoness. For many traditions in Hinduism, Holi celebrates the victory of good over evil. In 2022, Holika Dahan date is March 17, Thursday. According to the tradition, people contribute a piece of wood or two for the Holika bonfire, and this represents Holika being consumed […]

Significance of Holika Dahan

The burning of Holika has an effect on the coming monsoon. There is story of Prahlada (from which the festival of Holi originated). Prahlada was a young boy who was very dedicated to God but his father was not. His father was a very egoistic and a cruel king. So the story goes that he […]

Holika Dahan, 17 March 2022

17 March 2022 is Holika Dahan for Holi festival (lighting of bonfire). Usually, it is observed a day prior to Holi festival or on the same day of Holi. The best time to perform Holika Dahan and to celebrate Holikotsav is in the night on 17 March 2022. The exact time for Holika Dahan would […]

Holi Festival and Prahlada

Holi festival is also known as festival of colours and it is celebrated all over the world mostly by the North Indians with full of eagerness and joyfulness in their mind. In North India, from small children to old age people would celebrate this festival by spraying various colour powders on one another. People belonging […]

Kama Dahanam 2022

Kama Dahanam is an auspicious ritual performed a day prior to Holi festival in South Indian states – Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu. In 2022, Kamadahanam during Holi festival date is March 16. And in some places, Kamadahanam is observed on 17 March, 6.30 PM onwards.. Kamadahanam Time on 16 March 2022 – […]

Holi 2022 | Holi Festival 2022 date

Holi festival, also known as Holika, is the colourful Hindu festival celebrated on Falgun Purnima, the Full Moon day in Falgun Month. In 2022, Holi date is March 17|18. As Phalgun Purnima in 2022 starts on March 17 and ends on March 18, date of Holi festival may vary. Phalgun Purnima or Holi festival is celebrated […]

Kaman Pandigai, Kamavilas or Kamadahanam during Holi in South Indian states

Holi is celebrated as Kaman Pandigai, Kamavilas, and Kamadahanam in South Indian states. In 2022, Kamadahanam date is March 16 or March 17 based on the local traditions. The festival of colours is celebrated with utmost fervor in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh. Kama Dahanam legend about Holi describes why it is referred to as […]

Dola Purnima 2022 | Dol Poornima, Holi Festival in Orissa

Dola Purnima or Dol Poornima is the auspicious day during Holi festival celebrations in Orissa. In 2022, Dola Purnima date is March 18. The celebrations of Dola Purnima are similar to that of Dol Purnima festival in Bengal. In Orissa and Bengal,Holi celebrations will begin on Phagu Dasami and end on Phalgun Poornima or main […]

Holi Puja Procedure | What to do on Holi Festival

Holi, the festival of colours, is celebrated with joy and enthusiasm throughout India. In some places, some special pujas are performed during Holi festival. Devotees light the lamps in the night and worship Holika at anytime between afternoon and evening. There is not fault if you perform Holika Puja after taking meals. Before Holi puja, […]

Dhulivandan 2022 date | Dhulivandan in Maharashtra during Holi

Dhulivandan is an important festival in Maharashtra and Goa celebrated on the next day of colourful Holi festival. It has great significance for agriculture and farming communities. In 2022, Dhulivandan date is March 18. The festival falls on the first day (Pratipada) of Krishna Paksha (dark fortnight) in Phalgun month as per Marathi calendar. Farmers […]

Phagu Dasami 2022 | First day of Dolyatra in Odisha

Phagu Dasami is the first day of Dolyatra festival in Odisha. It is observed on Phalgun Shukla Dashami, the tenth day in bright half of Falgun month. In 2022, Phagu Dasami date is March 13. On this day, idols or images of Radha and Lord Krishna are placed on a swing as part of Basantotsav. […]

Holi Abhyangasnan | Abhyanga Snan on Dhulivandan

Holi Abhyangasnan (Abhyanga Snan on Dhulivandan) is an ritual bath performed mainly in Maharashtra, Gujarat and other North Indian states. In 2022, Holi Abhyangasnan date is March 19. Abhyaga Snana – items or material required Herbal oil for massage on head and body Utane – It is a powder containing various ingredients such as Kapur […]

Holika Dahan 2022 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 2022, Holika Dahan date is March 17. The best time to perform Holika Dahan and to celebrate Holikotsav is in the night on 17 March 2022. The exact time for Holika Dahan would […]

Holi Bhai Dooj 2022

Holi Bhai Dooj is observed on the second day after Holi festival. It falls on Dwitiya in Krishna Paksha of Chaitra Month in North Indian Hindi Calendars. In 2022, Holi Bhai Dooj date is March 20 (Matantare Bhai Dooj). It coincides with Phalgun Krishna Paksha Dwitiya as per Marathi, Gujarat, Kannada & Telugu calendars. On […]

Holi Pujan Time 2022 | Holi Pooja Muhurat in 2022

Goddess Lakshmi

Holi is observed on Falgun Purnima. It is also known as Lakshmi Jayanti. Holi Pujan 2022 time is mentioned here. Lakshmi Pujan, Shiva Puja, Vishnu Puja, and Krishna Puja are observed on Holi festival as per devotees’ own regional traditions. Holi pujan is performed after Pradosha kaal and before Holika Dahan. Purnima ends in the […]

Holi Festival Celebrations in South India, Ritual of Kamadahan

Holi festival is celebrated with utmost gaiety in South India states – Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu. Holi 2022 date is March 17|18. People in South India worship the Hindu God of Love, Kama (also known as Manmadha, Vasanth) during the festival of colors, Holi. Puranas describe the tremendous sacrifice of Kamadeva for […]

Holi Rituals & Customs, Traditions of Holi Festival

People follow the rituals and customs of the ancient festival Holi with utmost care and devotion. In 2022, Holi date is March 17-18. Celebrations of Holika Dahan – the Holy Bonfire The day before Holi is celebrated as Holika Dahan. On this day, the effigy of Holika, the sister of the Demon King Hiranyakashyapa is […]

History & Significance of Holi Festival

Holi, also known as Holika, is an ages old Hindu festival. Ancient Hindu scriptures, ‘Purvamimamsa-Sutras’ and ‘Kathaka-Grhya-Sutras’ written by Jaimini explained the history, legend, stories and significance of Holi festival. It is said that Holi was celebrated by Aryans in early civilization of India (people of Harappa and Mohenzodaro civilizations). In 2022, Holi date is […]

Buy Herbal colours for Holi 2022 in Delhi, Hyderabad, Bangalore & Gurgaon

If you wandering where to buy or purchase herbal colours for Holi 2022 in Delhi Hyderabad Bangalore and Gurgaon, then here is the list of shops and stores that sell herbal and safe eco-friendly colours. It is to note that Holi 2022 dates are – March 17-18. Shops or stores to buy Natural colours for […]

Rangbhari Ekadashi 2022 in Varanasi

Rangbharai Ekadashi marks the beginning of Holi celebrations in Varanasi (Kashi). In 2022, Rangbhari Ekadashi date is March 14. People of Varanasi and the government organizations start their Holi festivities from this day. The festival of colours, Holi 2022 date is March 18 in Varanasi. Rangbhari Ekadasi is also known as Amalaki Ekadashi in other […]