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The Muhurat And Significance Of Holika Dahan 2024

By December 27, 2023No Comments
Holika Dahan 2024

All of us are well aware of the most awaited festival of the year, the festival of colours, Holi. But do you know about Holika Dahan, which is celebrated one day before Holi? The day of Holika Dahan is also known as Chhoti Holi or Holika Deepak, where the Holika is burned to fade away the negativity and start a new year with auspiciousness. So, let’s explore some interesting facts about Holika Dahan that you should be mindful of. 

  • Holika Dahan Date: 24th March (Sunday) 
  • Holika Dahan Muhurat: 11:13 PM to 12:27 AM 

Holika Dahan during Pradosh with Bhadra

  • Bhadra Punchha – 06:33 PM to 07:53 PM
  • Bhadra Mukha – 07:53 PM to 10:06 PM
  • Purnima Tithi Begins – 09:54 AM on Mar 24, 2024
  • Purnima Tithi Ends – 12:29 AM on Mar 25, 2024

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What is Holika Dahan? 

Holika Dahan is a part of the auspicious Hindu festival, Holi, which is celebrated the night before the actual celebration of the festival of colours. The Holika Dahan is an important ritual that is considered auspicious. According to Hindu culture, the new year starts with celebrating the festival of Holi, where people burn away negativity before the year starts.

It marks the beginning of good over evil and portrays the power of Lord Vishnu, who saved his devotee, Prahlad, from getting burned on the fire of Holika. Therefore, the Holika Dahan has a significant important that reminds us to burn away the evilness and grudges and to spread love and harmony. 

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Significance of Holika Dahan

The ritual of Holika Dahan holds great significance in hindu mythology. It is a festival to gather together with family and friends to start the year on a good and auspicious note. Holika Dahan marks the beginning of spring and the end of winter season. It shows the power of the divine Lord Vishnu, where individuals cannot save themselves from their past karmas. They will have to face the consequences of their bad deeds, just like Holika had to do by burning herself on the fire of Holika Dahan. 

Moreover, the Holika is burned during the period of Pradosh Kaal, which starts after sunset. This day is celebrated to mark the end of evilness and burn away the negative energy like the Holika, the sister of the demon king Hiranyakashipu was burnt. Also it is also a time to rejuvenate ourselves and fuse ourselves with positive energy by seeking blessings. 

Why is Holika Dahan avoided during the period of Bhadra kaal? 

The celebration of all the Hindu festivals has some auspicious and preferred times; likewise, Holika Dahan also has some auspicious times to burn it. However, it’s very important to know when to burn the Holika Dahan as it can attract negative energy if not burned, according to the Muhurat. According to astrology and religious significance, it is believed that performing Holika Dahan during the Bhadra Kaal can bring bad luck and negativity. Individuals might have to come across sufferings and misfortune in their lives. 

So, you must make sure to know about the best Muhurat to perform the religious ritual of Holika Dahan. Moreover, you can perform the Holika Dahan when the Bhadra Kaal period is over. The best time to perform the Holika Dahan is during the Pradosh Kaal when the Purnimasi Tith begins. Doing this can attract goodwill, fade away negativity, and bring prosperity and abundance to your life. 

Is the ashes of Holika Dahan considered Auspicious? 

The ashes of the Holika Dahan that were left after the fire were burnt are considered auspicious and have some health benefits. The next day after the Holika Dahan, people collect the ashes so that they can keep them at their homes and use them for spiritual, religious and health benefits. Firstly, the ashes of Holika Dahan are considered the blessings of Lord Vishnus that can help individuals achieve good fortune, abundance and prosperity in life. 

Moreover, people on their spiritual journey can apply the ashes of Holika Dahan on their forehead, which will allow peace of mind and purify their soul, mind and body. Applying ashes on the forehead as a tilak can help individuals to stay calm, control anger issues and guide the individuals from negative thoughts and energies. Also, people apply the ashes all over their bodies to heal from physical ailments. It gives relief from body aches and other severe health issues. 

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Things to avoid on the night of Holika Dahan 

There are certain things you must avoid doing to save yourself from harmful energies that might attract bad luck and trouble. 

  • The first on the list is to avoid wearing black or yellow clothes. 
  • On the night of Holika Dahan, you should avoid lending or borrowing money from anyone as it can bring financial problems. 
  • You should not eat anything from outside or given by anyone. 
  • You should not leave your hair open and wash it. 
  • You should sidestep getting in touch with any unwanted or random things on the road. 


So, that was all about Holika Dahan. Make sure to follow the given instructions and burn it on the exact holika dahan time and Muhurat or else you might have to face severe consequences. So, if you wish to know when is Holika, you can read the above-given dates and muhurat timings in detail. 

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. When is Holika Dahan 2024?

Holika Dahan 2024 is celebrated on 24th March (Sunday). On the night of 24th March, people gather together to put a flame on the Holika Dahan and mark the victory of righteousness.

2. What does the Holika Dahan symbolise?

The Holika Dahan symbolises good over evil, where it reminds the people that you have to pay for your bad deeds and karma. People celebrate this day as a victory of Lord Vishnu, who saved his devotees from being burned.

3. Why is taking Parikrama around the Holika Dahan important?

Performing the ritual of taking rounds around the fire, which is called Parikrama, is believed to help people ward off negative energy and attain spiritual attainment.

4. Who should not see the Holika Dahan?

Being a part of Holika Dahan is considered auspicious, but it is believed that pregnant and newly married women should avoid going to Holika Dhan.

5. Which demon is associated with Holi?

The demon is associated with Holika, who was the sister of demon king Hiranyakashipu. She sat on the fire on the day of Holika Dahan with his nephew Prahlada, who was fortunately saved by Lord Vishnu.

6. Which colour should we wear on Holika Dahan?

On the day of Holika Dahan, you should wear bright colours. However, the colour white is considered auspicious as it’s the day of victory of good over evil.

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Sonali Prasad

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