Holi 2020 - Festival Of Colors | Holika Dahan 2020 Dates, Puja Shubh Muhurat 2020 Timing
In 2020, The celebration of Holi will start on 9th March and end on 10th March. This Festival is celebrated on the last day of the lunar month of full moon (Phalguna).
Happy Holi 2020 Across The World...!
Holi 2020 - The Festival Of Colors
Holi is one of the most fascinating Hindu festival also known as the "Festival of Love" or The "Festival of Spring". With the arrival of spring, the hindu festival of holi ushers in the season.
When is Holi Festival in 2020? | Holi 2020 Date
In 2020, The celebration of Holi will start on 9th March 2020 and end on 10th March 2020. This Festival is celebrated on the last day of the lunar month of full moon (Phalguna), which is usually around the end of the March. Holi marks the end of the winter and the starting of the spring. Also, Holi represents the victory of good over evil.
Today I am taking you on a journey to one of my favorite festivals in the whole world: Holi. Let me explain you how the beautiful people of Rishikesh at the foothills of the Himalayas celebrate Holi in their pursuit of living aimfully.
With the welcoming of spring's abundant and colorful season, Holi signals an opportunity to reset.It is a time to end conflicts, rid oneself of impurities from the past, forgive, repair broken relationships, start anew, and celebrate love.
There is numerous evidence across millennia in the Indian subcontinent about the celebration of Holi that by the 17th century. British Colonial officials were fascinated by it.
Which Religion Celebrates Holi Festival?
Holi festival is also very popular in non-Hindus which includes Sikhs, Jains and Buddhists who observes the holiday.
Historically, even Mughal India in the 16th century celebrated with such exuberance that commoners of all castes could throw color on the Emperor.
Today, Holi is celebrated mostly in India and Nepal but also in other parts of Asia, Europe and across the world thanks to the Indian diaspora.
Like many traditions in India, Holi has multiple origin stories, One of the stories talks about Krishna and Radha while another one makes reference to Kama and Rati. Perhaps the most popular however, makes references to Lord Vishnu.
What Is the Story of Holi Festival?
Once there was an evil king named Hiranyakaship. He considered himself to be God and wanted everybody to worship him.
His son, Prahlada, was a devotee of Lord Vishnu and refused. Angry with this decision, the evil king tried to kill him multiple times but nothing worked. Vishnu, the god that appears as an avatar to restore Dharma in Hindu beliefs. Then appeared and eviscerated and killed the evil king.
Where Is Holi Festival Mainly Celebrated?
The Holi Festival is largely celebrated in India and Nepal, but over the years it has grown to be a celebration that takes place across many other communities around the world. This festival is most widely and enthusiastically celebrated in cities like Delhi, Jaipur, Agra. While every city may celebrated this bit differently, you can expect to see lots of colors, dance and music.
How is Holi Festival Celebrated?
Holi lasts for one day and one night during the full moon in the month of Falgun in a Hindu Calendar. Roughly in mid-March in the Gregorian calendar. The celebrations start in the evening.
Religious rituals and pujas are performed and bonfires are built.
The fire represents the destruction of evil the same way Holika. the sister of the evil demon king was destroyed and killed.
The next morning is a free-for-all celebration where people smear each other with colors and throw water at each other with buckets, water guns, hoses, balloons and pretty much anything at hand.
Traditionally, washable natural plant-derived colors such as turmeric, neem, dhak, and kumkum were used.Today synthetic pigments that smell of detergent are more frequently used.
Out in the street, anyone and everyone is fair game for friends or strangers, rich or poor, men or women, children or elders. It's definitely a day for joy. The after-party is equality important.
It is an opportunity to purify oneself, remove the dyes, cleanse oneself and be reborn. Here in Rishikesh, we have Mother Ganga, the holy river, to help us cleanse.
It's one of the best festival in the whole world. People love dancing and celebrating festival with their neighbors and the people I see every day on the streets, smearing each other with colors, laughing, hugging, It makes me think about the familiarity that must feel people who battled together.
Also, intoxicating drinks are sometimes imbibed, including Bhang, a cannabis paste.
In the days to follow, I am greeted with loving gestures by the people around me. It makes me think about the importance of festivals like this for the human experience.
How can you be upset with your neighbors, your family, your friends, for the rest of the year if only yesterday you were smearing each other with colors and hugging and dancing.
Holi, seems to be good for the soul and healthy societies have healthy souls. This is how we are living aimfully.
Holika Dahan 2020 Muhurat Time and Date:
The detailed timings of different Holi festival events including the Holika Dahan time and date are provided below:
2020 Holika Dahan is on Monday, March 9, 2020
Holika Dahan 2020 Muhurat timing - 06:44 PM to 09:09 PM (Duration- 2 hours and 25 Minutes)
- Bhadra Punchha - 09:37 AM to 10:38 AM
- Bhadra Mukha - 10:38 AM to 12:19 PM
Holika Dahan during Pradosh with Udaya Vyapini Purnima
- Purnima Tithi Begins - 03:03 AM on March 09, 2020
- Purnima Tithi Ends - 11:17 PM on March 09, 2020
Holi 2020 is on Tuesday, March 10, 2020