Every year, an 8-day period known as Holashtak is observed prior to Holi. It begins on the Ashtami tithi of the Shukla paksh of Phalguna month and lasts until Purnima, or Holika Dahan. This year, it starts on Thursday, March 10 and ends on March 17, 2022. This festival is mainly celebrated in North Indian states, including Punjab, Bihar, Haryana, and Himachal Pradesh. As the day approaches, we are here to provide you with the shubh tithi and other important information.
In different parts of the country, Purnima is known as Holika Dahan. Some people in Holashtak decorate a tree branch with colorful clothes. Everyone ties together a piece of cloth, which is then buried underground.
Holashtak will take place this year on Thursday, March 10, and will end on Thursday, March 17.
Tithi times for Holashtak 2022
The tithi starts on March 10 at 2:56 pm
Auspicious muhurta for Holashtak
Ravi Yoga is active from 6:38am to 8:31am on March 9th
Sarvartha Siddhi Yoga: All Day on March 9th
Vijay Muhurta: from 02:30 to 03:17 in the afternoon on March 9th
Holashtak 2022: Meaning
These 8 days prior to the Holi celebration are considered inauspicious and according to Hindu mythology, no Mangal Karya or auspicious rites should be performed during this time. During this period, no auspicious work such as marriage, naming of children, betrothal, purchase of new house, purchase of car, land worship, launch of new business is performed.
In Hindu mythology, the Holashtak period is considered evil because during this time Prahalada was martyred by his father Hiranyakashipu and his father’s sister Holika.
Moreover, according to Hindu mythology, the time is commemorated because Lord Shiva burned Kama Devta to ashes on this day. And he was resurrected after eight days of penance by Kama Devta’s wife Rati. As a result, the penalty period of 8 days is considered unfavorable.
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