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Holashtak 2024: When is Holashtak starting, know why auspicious functions like marriage will be banned

Holashtak 2024: Holashtak has special significance in Sanatan Dharma. The 8 days before Holi are called Holashtak. 8 days of Holashtak are considered inauspicious. Holashtak starts eight days before Holi. In this, no auspicious work like marriage, tonsure, housewarming, engagement, farewell etc. is done, nor any new work is started. There is a religious belief that during Holashtak, auspicious activities like marriage should not be done even by mistake. Holashtak starts on the Ashtami date of Shukla Paksha of Phalgun month and continues till Phalgun Purnima i.e. Holika Dahan.

During Holashtak, all the planets remain in a fierce nature, due to which good results of auspicious works are not achieved. During the days of Holashtak, the flow of negative energy in the environment increases. According to astrology, Moon remains on Ashtami Tithi, Sun on Navami, Saturn on Dashami, Venus on Ekadashi, Jupiter on Dwadashi, Mercury on Trayodashi, Mars on Chaturdashi and Rahu on Purnima.

When will Holashtak 2024 start?

Holashtak will start from Ashtami Tithi of Shukla Paksha of Phalgun month from 17 March 2024 and Phalgun Purnima will end on 24 March 2024, Holika Dahan will take place on this day and Rang-Gulal Holi will be played on 25 March 2024.

Holashtak start and end date in the year 2024

  • Holashtak Start: Sunday, March 17, 2024

  • Holashtak ends: Sunday, March 24, 2024

  • Holika Dahan: Sunday 24th March from 11:13 pm to 12:27 pm

  • Duration: 01 hour 14 minutes

importance of holashtak

One should not change job during the time of Holashtak. No yajna, havan etc. program should be performed during Holashtak. According to religious belief, the flow of negative energy in the environment increases during Holashtak. If a person does any auspicious work during Holashtak, he faces many problems, or it remains incomplete. Therefore, do these tasks after Holashtak, this will keep positive energy with you and you will be able to achieve success, hence it is believed that you should wait for a few days and do these tasks only after Holashtak is over.

Harshita

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