Holi in 2021 – Date || puja timings || history || importance and significance
Holi is known as the festival of colors. It is one of the most important festivals in India. This year Holi falls is on March 29, 2021, with होलिका दहन on March 28, 2021.
Holi is known as the festival of colors. It is one of the most important festivals in India. Holi is one of the major festivals of India and is celebrated on different dates every year. The celebration of Holika Dahan is also carried in the remembrance of the Holika, the victory of good over evil. However, in some states like Odisha, the Holi festival is also known as Dol Jatra or Dol Purnima, on the same day as Holika Dahan. This year Holi falls is on March 29, 2021 (Monday) with Holika Dahan on March 28, 2021 (Sunday).
Holi 2021: Tithi and Puja Muhurat
Holika Dahan: Sunday, March 28, 2021
Holika Dahan Muhurat – 06:54 PM to 09:14 PM (02 Hours 20 Mins)
Purnima Tithi Begins – 03:27 am on March 28, 2021
Purnima Tithi Ends – 12:17 am on March 29, 2021
It falls on the Full moon day in the month of Phalgun-and is also called the Spring Festival, as it marks the arrival of spring. The marketplace becomes colorful as heaps of colors are seen on the roadside and roads and colonies continue looking colorful even after the festival by the leftover colors played by both children and adults both.
Holi 2021 – Significance
Holi celebrations start on the night before Holi with a Holika Dahan where people gather, perform religious rituals in front of the bonfire, and pray that their internal evil is destroyed the way Holika, the sister of the demon king Hiranyakashipu, was killed in the fire. Hiranyakashyap had a son, Prahlad.
The Demon King, Hiranyakashyap, wanted everyone to worship him, but his son, Prahlad, refused to do so as he was a devotee of Lord Vishnu. The Demon King was angry and asked his sister Holika, to take Prahlad in her arms and enter a blazing fire.