Holi, one of the major spring festivals in India is celebrated on Phalgun Purnima, which comes eight days after Holashtak. Holi the festival of colors is the symbol of victory of good over evil, the festival of love, friendship, and togetherness. Auspicious events should be avoided during Holashtak Dosha.
Holi, the festival of colors
People celebrate Holi in India and across the world with great enthusiasm. Hindus observe Holika Dahan on the first day of Holi, on Phalgun Purnima (night).
They perform this by collecting wood, useless, combustible articles, and other seasonal crops or grains, lighting a bonfire, put all these in the bonfire to burn with Holika.
Children and adults of different ages play Holi with Gulal or Ambira (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, and visiting the housesThese 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. More of friends and relatives. They play Holi with colors and hug each other.
People have sweets, snacks, or feast together to enjoy the colorful festival. They 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 the colorful festival Holi. UAE also celebrates Holi, this year.
Holashtak Dosha 2023, 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 or starting a new business. They should also avoid Mundan Sanskar of the child, or marriage ceremony during the Holashtak Dosha period.
The word, 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 and 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) 2023
This year’s Dosha Muhurat 2023 begins on Phalgun Shukla Paksha Ashtami or the eighth Tithi of Phalguna Maas and ends on Phalgun Purnima.
Holashtak begins on Monday, February 27, 2023, and ends on Tuesday, March 7, 2023, according to Hindu Calendar.
Date and Holika Dahan Muhurat for Holi 2023
The date for Chhoti Holi or Holika Dahan is on the night of Phalgun Purnima, i.e. Tuesday, March 07, 2023. Holi Dhulandi (color) is on Wednesday, March 08, 2023.
Holika Dahan Muhurat 2023
Holika Dahan Muhurat begins on Tuesday, which is on 07 March 2023.
Dates and Muhurat for Dhulandi or Rangwali Holi/ Holi 2023:
Dhulandi or Rangwali Holi is on Wednesday, 08th March 2023.
Devotees will celebrate Chaitanya Mahaprabhu Jayanti (536 anniversary) on this day.
Vernal EquinoxDays with equal day and night, commences twice a year More or Spring EquinoxDays with equal day and night, commences twice a year More is on Sunday, March 20, 2023.