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Description : Holika Dahan is one of the most significant festivals among Hindus. Holika Dahan is also known as Chhoti Holi. Holi celebrations start a night before Holi with Holika bonfire, when people worship Holika and burn her in huge bonfire. The bonfire is reminder of the symbolic victory of good over evil.
Also Called : Chhoti Holi, Jalanewali Holi
Significance : celebrating victory of good over evil
Deity(s) : Holika, Prahlada
Key Rituals : Holi Puja
Mythological Figures : Lord Narasimha, Lord Vishnu, Prahlada, Hiranyakashipu, Holika

2018 Holika Dahan date : March 01 (Thursday)
2019 Holika Dahan date : March 20 (Wednesday)
2020 Holika Dahan date : March 09 (Monday)
2021 Holika Dahan date : March 28 (Sunday)

Hindu Calendar Date :
Purnimanta - Purnima of Phalguna month (Shukla Paksha)
Amanta - Purnima of Phalguna month (Shukla Paksha)

2020 Holika Dahan Muhurat :
Jaipur - 18:29 to 20:56
Chennai - 18:15 to 20:41
Mumbai - 18:43 to 21:09
Kolkata - 17:40 to 20:07
Gurgaon - 18:23 to 20:51
Hyderabad - 18:21 to 20:47
Bengaluru - 18:26 to 20:52
Ahmedabad - 18:43 to 21:09
Chandigarh - 18:23 to 20:51


Observances :
  • Holika Puja
  • burning Holika effigy in the evening or late night
  • roasting green cereals in Holika bonfire

Legends :
  • Holika and Prahlada - The most famous legends of Holi is associated with Prahlada who was ardent devotee of Lord Vishnu. It is believed that [...more]

Art Work :
Holi Greetings, Holika Dahan Images, Holi Images
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