Holi 2019 Date and Time, Shubh Muhurat, Puja Vidhi and Significance
New Delhi : The festival of colors, Holi is the much-awaited occasion in India and abroad. It generally falls on the Full moon Day in the month of Phalgun-and is also called the Spring Festival, as it marks the arrival of spring.
Holi in 2019 will be celebrated on March 21, while Holika burning will be celebrated on March 20. Mentioned below is the Holi celebration time, shubh muhurat, significance and timing of the festival, this year.
Holi is unique because it is all about playing with colors like yellow, green, red, pink and so on. Besides, splashing each other with hues, it is time to savor the taste buds with special drink 'Kanji', 'bhang' sweet Khujiya and some namkeens.
Holi 2019 Date timing and shubh muhurat
- Holika Dhahan date: 20th March
- Holika Dahan muhurta - 20:57 to 00:28
- Bhadra Punchha - 17:23 to 18:24
- Bhadra Mukha - 18:24 to 20:07
- Dulhandi/ Holi - 21st March
- Purnima Tithi begins on 10:44 (20th March) and ends on 07:12 (21st March) next day.
Significance of Holi festival
Holi has its own legend associated with it. The Demon king, Hiranyakashyap, wanted everyone to worship him, but his son, Prahlad, refused to do so as he was a devotee of Lord Vishnu.
The Demon king was angry and asked his sister Holika, to take Prahlad in her arms and enter a blazing fire .She had been granted with a boon which had made her immune to fire and so only Prahlad would get burnt to death. But when Holika did that, the Lord protected Prahlad and she got burnt to death as the boon was applicable only when she entered the fire alone.
Since then, people light a bonfire called Holika, on the eve of the Holi festival to celebrate the victory of good over evil. Next day, people play with colors and that is why this day is called Holi with colors or ‘Dulhandi’.