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The first lunar eclipse of the year is taking place on Holi, know when Holika Dahan will happen late at night.

Holi 2024: Holi is the main festival of Sanatan Dharma. The wait for Holi starts from Basant Panchami itself. Holika Dahan is done on the night of the full moon day of Phalgun Shukla Paksha and Holi is celebrated the next day, this year Holi will be celebrated on 24 and 25 March. Every year people eagerly wait for Holi, but this time the first lunar eclipse of the year 2024 is going to occur on Holi. According to astrology, eclipse is considered inauspicious. Because its negative energy affects people’s lives, this year the lunar eclipse will spoil the colors of Holi. Let us know at what time Holik Dahan will be done and whether there will be shadow of Bhadra on Holi or not…

Shadow of eclipse on Holi

After Magh comes the month of Phagun. As soon as Phagun is mentioned, the name of Holi comes to mind. In this festival of happiness, people get a chance to get drenched in colors. Holika Dahan is celebrated on the full moon night of Phagun month and Holi is celebrated the next day. Holi festival will be celebrated on 25th March. Because, Holi is played only a day after Holika Dahan. Holika Dahan will be done on 24th March. Vriddhi Yoga is going to be formed on the day of Holi, which is very auspicious. The first lunar eclipse of the year is also going to occur on this day. However, this lunar eclipse will not be visible in India, due to which it will not have any impact.

Auspicious time for Holika Dahan

Holika Dahan is done on the full moon day, a day before Holi. The start of Purnima Tithi is going to be from 8:13 am on March 24 till 11:44 am the next day on March 25. Due to rising throughout the day, the Purnima Tithi will remain valid only on March 24. At the same time, Bhadra is also going to be celebrated on the day of Holika Dahan. This Bhadra is going to last till 11:17 pm on 24th March, hence it would be auspicious to perform Holika Dahan only after 11:17 pm.

Method of Holika Dahan Puja

  • To worship Holika Dahan, it is necessary to take bath first.

  • After bathing, sit at the place where Holika is worshipped, facing north or east.

  • For worship, make idols of Holika and Prahlad from cow dung.

  • For the puja material, keep Roli, flowers, flower garland, raw cotton, jaggery, whole turmeric, moong, batasha, gulal, coconut, 5 to 7 types of grains and water in a pot.

  • Perform the puja with full rituals with all these puja materials. Offer sweets and fruits.

  • Along with worshiping Holika, worship Lord Narasimha as per the rituals and then revolve around Holika seven times.

Harshita

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