Holi 2022: Unover Some Great Insight Of This Festival

Holi 2022: Unover Some Great Insight Of This Festival

Holi – known to all, is the ancient Hindu festival of colours and love, which is equally enjoyed by old and young. Be prepared to celebrate Holi 2022 on 17th March, Thursday. According to the Hindu calendar, Holi falls on the Phalguna Purnima that is in the months of February or March.

Importance of Holi Celebrations

The festival of colours is celebrated with great fun and frolic across the country and abroad. On this day, people visit their friends and relatives, and it is considered the best period to resolve conflicts. People play with colours, offer delicacies, and hold music festivals across the globe.

The first day is to commemorate Vishnu bhakta Prahlada’s victory over Holika, the sister of demon king Hiranyakaship. A large bonfire or the pyre of Holika is lit on the fortnight. The next day is celebrated with great fun playing with colours, water sprays, gulaal, and enjoying the Holi special delicacies.

Holi 2022 Date, Muhurat and Timings:

FestivalDate and Muhurats
Holika Dahan 2022 Muhurat Thursday,Mar 17,2022 from 09:06 pm to 10:16 pm
Duration1 Hour 10 Minutes
Bhadra Punchha09:06 pm to 10:16 pm
Bhadra Mukha10:16 pm to 12:13 AM, Mar 18
Dhuleti 2022 DateFriday, March 18, 2022
Purnima Tithi Begins1:29 pm on Mar 17, 2022
Purnima Tithi Ends12:47 pm on Mar 18, 2022

Astrological Significance of Holi

Vedic Astrology reveals that on Holi, the Sun and the Moon are on the opposite ends of each other in the sky. The position is auspicious, where the Moon is present in the houses of Leo and Virgo. While the Sun is very much placed in the Pisces and Aquarius. Rahu often transits into the worldly-wise Sagittarius.

Also, Vastu professionals consider it a very auspicious day to perform Vastu Puja. Performing Vastu puja of your home, property, and vehicles during the auspicious period of Holika Dahan and Dhuleti can help to achieve good health and attract positive energies. Amazingly, people often fly kites on this day to worship Pawan devata.

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Rituals of Holi and Holika Dahan

In order to light the bonfire, days before the Holi festival people start gathering wood, cow dung cake, mala and other old items at the major crossroads of the city. Thus, during the actual celebration, a huge pile of wood is collected.

The celebration of Holika dahan held on the eve of Holi with complete holi pooja rituals. As per the legends, Holika sat with his brother’s son – Prahlad – an ardent lord Vishnu bhakt, to destroy him. But, she burnt and died in the process, which marks the victory of Good over the EVIL. And thus, the Effigy of Holika is placed in the wood and lighted. It also symbolises the triumph of a true devotee.

Devotees pray and circle around the bonfire performing pujas with the kumkum, rice, coconut, diya, flowers, dates, and jowar pops or puff bajra to remove negative energy from their life and bring in prosperity and growth.

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Dhuleti 2022: Game of Colours

The day after Holika Dhahan is Holi – Duleti, where people smear colours on each other and greet each other with various slogans such as Happy Holi or Holi Hai Bhai Holi Hai. Holi celebrations go on the whole day with people playing with colours, gulal, dancing, playing the drums and eating delicacies. Everyone celebrate this festival of colour with full joy and pomp right from big to small and young to old.

The tradition of playing colours is followed all over India from north to south. On Holi day, people love to spray colour water on each other with pichkaris and smearing colours on each other’s faces. People sing Bollywood holi songs, dance on the beats and even love to enjoy rain dance parties at Holi festival.

Famous Holi Food to Enjoy on Festival of Colours

Famous Holi Dishes

Gujiyas, malpuas, pakoris, dal kachori, pani puri, dahi bhalla, masal puri and masala chana with baked kachori are some of the famous holi delicacies that add a different flavour to the festival.

Famous Holi Drinks

Not just limited to dishes, people also love to relax and enjoy the colourful day by relishing on the famous flavoury drinks like Thandai, lassi, kheer, and jal jeera.

Colouring Down the Day!

In a nutshell, Holi is a special festival for all Indians celebrating it with full fervour and enthusiasm. The fun-filled and eventful day is concluded as people in the evening meet and greet their friends and relatives by sharing and eating sweets and other delicacies. Holi Special parties are also organised to add zest to Holi Day. No doubt, the festival of colours nurtures harmony and brotherhood.

MyPandit wishes everyone a fun-filled, safe, and Happy Holi.