Holi is celebrated as the festival of colors on Phalgun Purnima in India and across the world with great enthusiasm. Festival Holi is the symbol of victory of good over evil, also known as the festival of love, friendship and togetherness. All auspicious events are avoided during Holashtak Dosha, begins eight days before Holi.
Holi, the festival of colors
Hindus observe Holika Dahan on the first day of Holi, on Phalgun Purnima(night) by collecting woods, useless, combustible articles and other seasonal crops or grains, light a bonfire, put all these in the bonfire to burn with Holika.
Children, men and women of different age play Holi with Gulal or Ambir(dry colors) with various colors mixed with water, they throw colors on each other.
People celebrate it in masses, by singing, folk-dancing, beating drums, sharing sweets and snacks, visit These are twelve sections of zodiac circle having 360° numbered clockwise Ascendant is known as the first house and the last house is known as the twelfth house Each house represents specific traits used for prediction. of friends and relatives, play Holi with colors, hug each other.
They have sweets, snacks or feast together to enjoy the colorful festival and forget all their differences, rivalries or misunderstandings, forgive and become new friends again on Rang Wali Holi Milan.
Parsis will also celebrate this year’s Parsi New year on the day of colourful festival Holi, which falls on Thursday, 21st March, 2019.
Holashtak Dosha 2019, eight days before Holi
People should avoid all the auspicious tasks, ceremonies or Shubh Sanskar like Shifting to a new house (Griha Pravesh) purchasing a new house or office, starting a new business, Mundan Sanskar of the child or marriage during Holashtak Dosha period.
Holashtak means Holi+eight or eight days prior to Holi, this period of eight days is known as Holashtak Dosha.
Holashtak Dosha, begins on Phalgun Ashtami, ends on Rangwali Holi or Dhulandi, the colorful festival of Hindus. The inauspicious Holashtak is observed preferably in northern parts of India.
Dates for Holashtak Dosha(inauspicious period) 2019
This year’s Dosha Muhurat 2019 begins on Phalgun Shukla Paksha Ashtami or eighth Tithi of Phalguna Maas and ends on Phalgun Purnima or Holi, falls on Thursday, 14th March and ends on Wednesday, 20th March, 2019, according to Hindu Calendar.
Date and Holika Dahan Muhurat for Holi 2019
Date for Chhoti Holi or Holika Dahan is observed on Phalgun Purnima, i.e. Wednesday, March 20, 2019. Holi Dhulandi (color) is on Thursday, March 21, 2019.
Holika Dahan Muhurat 2019
Holika Dahan Muhurat is at 20:57 to 21:09
Bhadra Punchha is at 17:23 to 18:24
Bhadra Mukha is at 18:24 to 20:07
Dates and Muhurat for Dhulandi or Rangwali Holi/ Holi 2019
Dhulandi or Rangwali Holi is on Thursday, 21st March,2019
Purnima Tithi begins at 10:44 on 20th March, 2019
Purnima Tithi ends at 07:12 on 21st, March, 2019
Devotees will celebrate Chaitanya Mahaprabhu Jayanti on 21st March, 2019. Vernal Days with equal day and night, commences twice a year is also on March 21, 2019.