Holika Dahan 2022: Formation Of These Auspicious Yogas For The First Time, Know The Nationwide Impact

Holika Dahan, or the first day of the Holi festival, also called Choti Holi, this day known by so many names is celebrated a day before Holi. In this context, Holika Dahan will be celebrated on 17 March 2022, this year.

In this special Holi blog by AstroSage, we will find out the reason behind the Holika Dahan celebration, the auspicious timings for Holika Dahan this year, and the significance of Hanuman Puja on the day of Holika Dahan. 

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When Is Choti Holi, And What Are The Auspicious Timings For Holika Dahan?

Holika Dahan Timings

Holika Dahan Muhurat: 21:20:55 to 22:31:09

Duration: 1 Hour 10 Minute

Bhadra Punchha: 21:20:55 to 22:31:09

Bhadra Mukha: 22:31:09 to 00:28:13

Holi on 18 March 

Additional Information: The above-mentioned Holika Dahan Muhurat applies to New Delhi. To know the auspicious timings as per your city, click here.

Holika Dahan Will Be Performed In These Auspicious Yogas For The First Time

Every festival has great significance. But when special conjunctions are formed on these festivals, it increases this importance manifold. This will be the case with Holika Dahan this year. The expert astrologers believe and say that such auspicious Raj Yogas are being formed on Holika Dahan this year that have never been created ever before!

What Are These Auspicious Yogas?

  • Holika Dahan is falling on Thursday and this day dedicated to Jupiter is considered a very auspicious day.
  • Due to the aspect relationship of Jupiter on the Moon, Gajkesari Yoga is being formed on this day.
  • On this day, the conjunction of Kedar and Varishta Raj Yoga is also forming.
  • According to astrology, this is the first instance when these three auspicious Raj Yogas are being formed.
  • In addition to this, the conjunction of friendly planets Venus and Saturn in Capricorn on Holika Dahan will also increase the importance of this day manifold.

What Will Be The Impact Of These Yogas On the Nation?

  • The formation of these three Raj Yogas on Holika Dahan will definitely see a boom in the country.
  • The businessmen will attain many benefits and opportunities during this time.
  • Government funds will also be in profit.
  • There will be an increment in foreign investments.
  • The Corona crisis will gradually subside and we will once again move on the track of living a normal life.
  • Inflation will also come under control.
  • Overall, the formation of these three Raj Yogas on Holika Dahan will bring a good and auspicious situation across the country. In other words, this Holi is going to be ‘Happy Holi’ in every sense.

Let’s move ahead and find out detailed information about some other important things related to Holika Dahan.

Why Is Holika Dahan Celebrated?

The festival of Holika Dahan is a symbol of victory of good over evil, and it is celebrated to commemorate the same. It is said that it is the same day when Holika, the sister of the demon king Hiranyakashyap, tried to burn his son Prahlad in the fire, but Lord Vishnu saved Prahlad and burnt Holika to ashes. In this regard, the Agni Devta is worshipped on this day and grains, barley, sweets, etc. are offered to him.

This is why the ashes of Holika Dahan are considered extremely sacred. There is a special significance of bringing the ashes of Holika Dahan to home and keeping it in a temple or a holy place. Holika Dahan is celebrated on the eve of the full moon (Purnima) of the Falgun month. The next day, people prepare to play the festival of colours, Holi.

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Importance Of Holika Dahan

As we have already told you that the festival of Holika Dahan marks the victory of good over evil. In this regard, the women of the house worship Holika for peace and prosperity in their lives and homes. Besides this, it is also believed that by performing Holika Dahan, one gets rid of negative energies, and positivity resides in their homes. People start preparing for Holika Dahan several days in advance. They start gathering twigs, branches, thorns, cow dung cakes, etc. and then on the day of Holika Dahan, they burn it and take a vow to end all evil. 

Holika Dahan Pujan Vidhi

  • Wake up early on the day of Holika Dahan and take a bath. Then take a vow to observe a fast on this day.
  • Clean the place where Holika is burnt and gather all the required material like dry woods, cow dung cakes, dry thorns, etc.
  • Make idols of Holika and Prahlad.
  • Worshipping Lord Narsimha on the day of Holika Dahan is given special significance, so natives must worship the lord by including all the required material during the Puja.

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  • In the evening, worship again and burn Holika at this time.
  • Take three rounds (Parikrama) around Holika with your family.
  • Chant the name of Lord Narsimha during the Parikrama and offer the five grains in the fire.
  • Make sure that you offer Arghya while doing Parikrama and wrap a raw yarn (Sut) around Holika. 
  • After this, offer cow dung cakes, barley, wheat in the Holika.
  • In the end, put Gulaal in Holika and offer water.
  • Once the fire of Holika is extinguished, keep its ashes in your house, in a temple, or a clean or holy place.

Importance Of Worshipping Lord Hanuman On The Night Of Holika Dahan

In many places, worshipping Lord Hanuman on the night of Holika Dahan is given utmost importance. It is believed that if Lord Hanuman is worshipped with dedication and devotion on this day, a person gets rid of all kinds of sufferings and sins.

If we try to decipher its importance according to astrology, then it is said that both the king and minister of the New Year is the planet Mars. The governor of Mars is Lord Hanuman. In this context, if Lord Hanuman is worshipped on this day, then it is considered auspicious and fruitful. 

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Right Method Of Worshipping Lord Hanuman On Holika Dahan

  • On the eve of Holika Dahan, take a bath, worship Lord Hanuman, and pray to him for the fulfilment of your wishes.
  • During the worship on this day, offer vermillion, jasmine oil, flower garland, Prasad, etc., to Lord Hanuman.
  • Light a lamp of pure Ghee in front of Lord Hanuman.
  • Recite Hanuman Chalisa and Bajrang Ban during the Puja, and in the end, perform Lord Hanuman’s Aarti.

Besides this, it is also believed that if Hanuman Chalisa is recited during the Hanuman Puja on this day, then devotees free themselves from their sufferings. New energy transmits in the lives of such natives. In addition to this, if God is offered red or yellow flowers on this sacred day, then the financial problems are eliminated, and all kinds of troubles come to a halt in a person’s life. 

Must Perform These Tasks After Holika Dahan

  • According to the experts, if you see the moon after Holika Dahan with your entire family, then the fear of premature death is eliminated. This is because on this day, the moon is present in the sign of its father, Mercury, and the Sun is present in the sign of Jupiter. 
  • Besides this, before Holika Dahan, if the natives take seven rounds around Holika and offer sweets, cow dung, cardamom, cloves, grains, cow dung cake, etc., in the Holika, then their family life becomes more blissful.

Holi Will Be Celebrated On 18 And 19 This Year? Know Why

This year, Holika Dahan will be performed on 17 March, and Holi will be played on 18 March, but at many places, Holi will also be played on 19 March. As per the astrology experts, the Yogas of Holika Dahan are being formed at 12:57 am on 17 March. After this, the Purnima Snan will be performed on 18 March at 12:53 pm, and Holi will be celebrated the next day on 18 March. In many regions, Holi will also be celebrated on 19 March.

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Perform At Least One Of These Remedies On Holika Dahan, Life Will Be Prosperous And Happy Throughout The Year

  • Bring the ashes of Holi to your home and keep them in the southeast direction of your house. This is considered sacred as per Vastu. By performing this remedy, you can also get rid of Vastu Dosha in the house. 
  • Worship Lord Shiva with proper rituals on Holi to fulfil all your life wishes and attain success.
  • If there are financial issues in your life, you must worship Goddess Laxmi with proper rituals on the day of Holika and recite Shastranama.
  • Light a four-faced lamp with mustard oil on the night of Holika and keep it at the main entrance of your house. All obstacles are removed by performing this remedy.
  • Besides this, take 21 Gomti Chakras and offer it on the Shivling on the night of Holika Dahan for business growth and job advancement. This remedy will benefit your business, and you will also get a job promotion.
  • If the fear of enemies has increased in your life, then pray to God by taking seven Gomti Chakras during the time of Holika Dahan. After the prayer, offer the Gomti Chakras in Holika with devotion and faith.
  • Devotees can attain Akshay Punya (renewable virtue) by taking seven rounds around Holika during the time of Holika Dahan.
  • For health benefits, you must bake the green wheat (Hari Gehu Ki Bali) in the embers of Holika Dahan and eat it. You can attain numerous health benefits by doing so. 

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