This year in 2023, it has been seen for the first time that Holi is one of the most sacred festivals of Hindus, about which a lot of discussion is being done, in fact, this discussion is being done on the issue of which day Holi is celebrated, because according to the Hindu calendar, this year the full moon It is between 6th and 7th March, it means that the full moon is on 2nd, due to which the problem has arisen that when to do Holika Dahan.
The auspicious festival of Holi is celebrated on the full moon of Falgun month. This year in 2023, the full moon of Falgun month is on March 6 and 7, but according to some scholars, the full moon of Monday i.e. the night of March 6 and the whole day of March 7 will be full moon. That’s why Holika Dahan will be done in the night between 6th and 7th March.
At the same time fasting and donation will also be done on this festival for the whole day of March 7 because it is considered an auspicious time.
As the whole Hindu society knows that on this holy festival Lord Shri Vishnu ji and Shri Krishna ji are worshiped and all pilgrimages and holy rivers are bathed. Fruit is attained.
When does Phalgun Purnima come?
Phalgun Purnima falls in spring, that is why Phalgun Purnima is also called Vasantotsav, it is said that Holika is burnt on the full moon date of Phalgun month and this festival is called Holi. It is also written in mythology It is believed that Lakshmi ji appeared on this day due to the churning of the ocean, therefore Mahalakshmi ji is worshiped in some places of the country on this day.
How to offer Arghya to the Moon?
Arghya is offered to the moon on this full moon. It is believed that by offering arghya to the moon and worshiping it on the auspicious occasion of Holi, all diseases are destroyed. On the auspicious occasion of Holi, milk is mixed with water and offered to the moon. After Arghya, Moon is worshiped by offering Gulal, Chandan, Mauli, Ashtagandh flower, Abir, Akshat and Nivedh.
Full moon day
It is told in our Vedas that when the difference between the Sun and the Moon is 169 to 180, then the situation is called Purnima Tithi, on the day of Purnima, both the Sun and the Moon are exactly face to face, due to which the Moon is clearly visible on the earth and in this special The date is called Poornima. Another name for Poornima is Saumya. It is Poorna Tithi, therefore all auspicious work done on this day gives full benefits.
This year in 2023 Holi will be celebrated between 6th and 7th March and Holika Dahan will be done in Mahakaleshwar of Ujjain and Kashi Vishwanath Jyotirlinga Temple of Banaras from 12:40 to 5:56 in the morning between 6th and 7th March. Mathura – Vrindavan Holika Dahan will take place on the night of March 7 and “Dharendi” i.e. the festival of colors will be celebrated on March 8. In most of the states of the country Holi will be played only after about 24 hours of burning Holi.
About 28 years ago, on March 26, 1994, exactly the same auspicious time was found, on this day also the full moon date was between 2 days, on this day the full moon starts after sunset and ends before sunset the next day. Due to this only in the night The auspicious time for Holika Dahan turned out to be just for a few hours.
Why was there a difference of opinion regarding the date of Holika Dahan?
Every year Holika Dahan is done on the new moon night of Phalgun month and the next day the festival of colors Holi is celebrated with colors. In some Panchang, the burning is said to be on 6th March and in some Panchang, it is said to be 7th March. Also there is inauspicious Bhadrakali, due to which there is confusion as to when Holika Dahan should be done and that is why there is a difference of opinion regarding the date of Holika Dahan. Is .
When will the Bhadra period end? ,
Purnima Tithi will start from 4:30 pm on March 6 and will last till around 6:10 pm the next day, meanwhile Badla will be from 4:18 pm on March 6 till sunrise the next day morning. Will break till 00 only.
When to do Holika Pujan and Holika Dahan in the year 2023
This year, Holi Puja will have to be done at the time of sunset on the full moon date, it will be auspicious to perform Holi Puja on the evening of March 6 in the twilight ie from 6:24 to 6:48.
Now the question comes that when to do Holika Dahan, this year it will be considered auspicious to do Holika Dahan between 12:40 to 2:00 in the night between 6th and 7th March because there will be no Bhadrakal at this time and Purnima will be the next day on 7th March evening.
It will remain till 6:10, as Holika Dahan is done after sunset, then the full moon will end on March 7, so Holika Dahan will be done in the night of March 6 only.
When will Holika Dahan happen in which state?
In Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, Holika Dahan will be done in the night between 6th and 7th March. Same, Holika Dahan will be done in Punjab and Uttar Pradesh on both the days i.e. 6th and 7th March. In Delhi and Himachal, Holika Dahan will be done only on the evening of 7th March. In the same country, “Dhurendi” i.e. the festival of colors will be celebrated on 8th March.