Holi is one of the major spring festivals in India celebrated on Phalgun Purnima as the festival of colors. Festival Holi is the symbol of victory of good over evil, also known as the festival of love, friendship, and togetherness. Auspicious events are avoided during Holashtak Dosha, begins eight days before Holi.
Holi, the festival of colors
Holi is celebrated in India and across the world with great enthusiasm. 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, adults of different age 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, 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. More 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 colorful festival Holi, which falls on Saturday, 21st March 2020.
Holashtak Dosha 2020, 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) 2020
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, begins on Tuesday, March 03 and ends on Monday, March 09, 2020, according to Hindu Calendar.
Date and Holika Dahan Muhurat for Holi 2020
Date for Chhoti Holi or Holika Dahan is observed on Phalgun Purnima, i.e. Monday, March 09, 2020. Holi Dhulandi (color) is on Tuesday, March 10, 2020.
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(534 anniversary) on Monday March 9. 2020.
Vernal Days with equal day and night, commences twice a year More or Spring Equinox is on Friday, March 20, 2020.