Holi is celebrated during the ancient times. In Hampi, a 16th century travesty of Holi festival has been unearthed by the archaeologists. A similar 300 BC inscription near Vindhya Hills also showed proof of Holi celebration.
होली से जुड़ी पौराणिक कथा (Holi signficance & Katha)
In Hindu mythology there are various legends associated with celebrating the festival of Holi. Some of such examples are the stories of Hiranyakashipu and his son Prahlad who is a Vishnu devotee. Holika – Hiranyakashipu’s sister made Prahlad sit on her lap and tried to burn him upon her brother’s order in a bonfire. This led to Holika’s death and Prahlad’s life is saved. So, on this day Holika Dahan is celebrated one day prior to Holi. Hindus fire a bonfire signifies the fire in which Holika got herself burnt. They worship the bonfire that is the symbol to kill evil within the humans, and pray for their prosperity and goodwill.
Holi is also celebrated as Rangwali Holi in memory of Lord Krishna and Radha. Once Krushna enquired his mother Yashoda about him being darker than Radha. So, Yashoda teases Krishna to apply colours on Radha’s face and make her face dark too. After that, Krishna played with Radha and Gopis with bright and vibrant colours. Since then, the tradition of playing Holi in Braj and other parts of India occurs.
Holi: Festival of Colours and Happiness
Holi is the festival of colours, and is known as Vasant Utsav. As per the traditional Hindu calendar Holi date is celebrated during Pratipada (Krishna Paksha) on Chaitra Month. This celebration of colours marks the onset of spring season. The popular names of Holi derive it from various regions. It is called Dhulendi in Haryana, Lath Maar in Braj, Dol Utsav in West Bengal, Rang Panchami in Malwa, etc. On this day, peoples play Holi irrespective of caste, creed, and gender. They also enjoy consuming Thandai, Gujia and other goodies.
Holi Celebration Activities
- Throwing Color
- Consumption of Bhang
- Worship the Idol of Radha
होलिका दहन का शुभ मुहूर्त
होलिका दहन शुभ मुहूर्त- रात 9 बजकर 20 मिनट से देर रात 10 बजकर 31 मिनट तक रहेगा
Holika Dahan 2022 Date: 17 March (Thursday)
When is Holi Festival from 2018 till 2028.
|Dates for Holi|
|Holi 2018||2 March 2018 | Friday|
|Holi 2019||21 March 2019 | Thursday|
|Holi 2020||10 March 2020 | Tuesday|
|Holi 2021||29 March 2021 | Monday|
|Holi 2022||18 March 2022 | Friday|
|Holi 2023||08 March 2023 | Wednesday|
|Holi 2024||25 March 2024 | Monday|
|Holi 2025||14 March 2025 | Friday|
|Holi 2026||04 March 2026 | Wednesday|
|Holi 2027||22 March 2027 | Monday|
|Holi 2028||11 March 2028 | Saturday|
On which date Holi will be celebrated in 2022?
Holi 2022 will begin on Friday, 18 March
Holi 2022 Wishes, Messages, Whatsapp Message and Quotes
“Best wishes to you and your family for a Holi filled with sweet moments and memories to cherish for long. Happy Holi my dear”
“Holi is an apt time to celebrate the colours of our beautiful relationship. Happy Holi”
“Every day needs to be colourful, but seldom it is.
So, stock yourself for a whole year! Happy Holi!”
Family Happy Holi Wishes 2022 in Hindi