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Holi 2023: The eagerly anticipated spring event is almost around the corner. Holi, the festival of colours and joy, is observed annually with a lot of fervour and blare. The Holi festival represents the victory of good over evil. One of the oldest and most well-known Hindu celebrations is observed in India. It honours the enduring […]

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Holi 2023

Holi 2023: The eagerly anticipated spring event is almost around the corner. Holi, the festival of colours and joy, is observed annually with a lot of fervour and blare. The Holi festival represents the victory of good over evil.

One of the oldest and most well-known Hindu celebrations is observed in India. It honours the enduring love between Lord Krishna and Radha. On the full moon day of the Hindu month of Phalguna, Holi is observed throughout the nation.

Holi 2023: Date And Time

Holi is often observed for two days. The festival of colours will be celebrated this year on March 8 with delight and grandeur. After Diwali, it is regarded as the second-largest Hindu celebration. The Purnima Tithi in 2023 will start at 04:17 PM on March 6 and end at 06:09 PM on March 7 according to the Drik Panchang.

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Holi 2023: History

The Holi festival heralds the arrival of spring and the end of winter. It also marks the start of the prosperous spring harvest season. Holika Dahan or Choti Holi is celebrated on the first day of the two-day holiday, and Holi, Dhuleti, Dhulandi, Pahgwah, or Rangwali Holi is observed on the second day. According to Hindu mythology, the legend of Hiranyakashipu and Bhakt Prahlad is connected to the festival of Holi.

During that time, Hiranyakashyap was the most well-known demon king. He desired that only he be worshipped by everyone in his dominion. Yet to his amazement, Prahlad, his son, was a fervent follower of Lord Vishnu. Prahlad was placed on Hiranyakashyap’s lap while he asked his sister Holika to enter a raging fire. Holika, his sister, is blessed with the ability to approach fire without getting burned. She was not aware that her boon would only activate when she entered the flames by herself. She so paid the price for her misdeeds as she sat on the raging fire with Prahlad on her lap, and Lord Vishnu saved Prahlad as a result of his devotion. Thus, this holiday honoured the triumph of good over evil.

Holi 2023: Significance

Holi is typically observed over two days in most places. The festival of colours will be cheerfully and wildly celebrated this year on March 8. Just following Diwali, it is regarded as the second-largest Hindu holiday. The Purnima Tithi will take place in 2023 from 04:17 PM on March 6 till 06:09 PM on March 7 according to the Drik Panchang.

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First published on: Feb 25, 2023 05:14 PM IST

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