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Holi 2022: Know The Date, Time, Significance And History Of The Festival

Holi is coming closer. A day before Holi, people celebrate 'Choti Holi' also known as Holika Dahan. Here are the mahurats, date and timings of Holika Dhan.

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Holi is one of the most anticipated Indian festivals, and it’s celebrated as the winter season recedes and spring begins in the sub-continent. Primarily, Holi is a festival of colours when children and adults smear gulal on each other and seek the blessings of their elders. It’s a two-day festival.

A day before playing with colours and relishing delicious food, people mark Holika Dahan. On this day, people light the symbolic bonfire, which is said to kill all evil around them.

Tithi and Muhurta

According to Drikpanchang, Purnima Tithi starts at 1:29 PM on March 17 and ends at 12:47 PM on March 18.

Holika Dahan Muhurta is between 9:06 PM and 10:16 PM on March 17.

Holika Dahan Date and Timings

Holika Dahan 2022 Date: 17th March

Holika Dahan 2022 Time: 09:06 PM to 10:16 PM

Holika Dahan 2022 Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes

Bhadra Punchha: 09:06 PM to 10:16 PM

Bhadra Mukha: 10:16 PM to 12:13 AM, Mar 18

What to avoid on Choti Holi/ Holika Dahan

One should avoid Bhadra Mukha and Holika Dahan should be done in Bhadra Mukha without any condition. There is a reason behind it, if it is not done in a proper mahurat, it will bring bad luck for the whole year not only for individuals but for whole city and country. On rare occasions when neither Pradosh nor Bhadra Punchha is available then one should do Holika Dahan after Pradosh.

Holika Dahan History and Significance

Holika Dahan is celebrated on the day of Choti Holi. The history of the day is associated with the legend of Hiranyakashipu and his son Prahalad. Hiranyakashipu was one of the biggest enemies of Lord Vishnu but his son would worship Lord Vishnu religiously.

The fire burning on the eve of Holika Dahan symbolizes the burning of Holika. The story as a whole is a testament to the power of devotion over the evil represented by King Hiranyakashyapu, as Prahlad never lost his faith.

Holi is also a celebration of the divine love between Lord Krishna and Radha. So, an elaborate Holi is played in Mathura and Vrindavan.

Happy Holi 2022: 25 Holi wishes to share

  1. Wishing you a very happy and colourful Holi. Happy Holi! 
  2. May all the seven uof the rainbow bring cheer in your life. Happy Holi!
  3. This Holi, may you be blessed with happiness and good health. Happy Holi!
  4. Colours bring so much joy! May the joy always remain in your life! Happy Holi!
  5. Rang, pichkari hai taiyaar, Aao manayein Holi ka pyara tyohaar!
  6. Happy Holi everyone. May your life filled with colours.
  7. Sending you lot’s of love. Happy Holi!
  8. Let your lives be filled with all the joyful colours of Holi. Happy Holi!
  9. May your Holi be filled with sweet memories. Happy Holi!
  10. My heartiest greetings and best wishes to everyone on Holi. Happy Holi!
  11. Warm wishes on Holi. May your Holi be as sweet as the gujiya and thandai.
  12. This Holi, stay safe and stay home. Have a great day with family and friends. Happy Holi!
  13. May this festival of colours bring happiness, joy and peace in each one of our lives. Happy Holi!
  14. Happy Holi! Spread love on the festival of colours
  15. May this festival brings you joy, happiness and peace. Happy Holi!
  16. Hope your life is filled with all the colours of love and happiness this Holi
  17. Wishing you and your family a very bright, colourful and joyful Holi
  18. May this day become a very colourful and beautiful day of your life. Happy Holi!
  19. May this Holi bring lots and lots of colourful days in your life. Happy Holi!
  20. Wish you plenty of happiness and love on the festival of colours! Happy Holi!
  21. Colours of happiness, colours of friendship, colours of love – may all be yours. Happy Holi!
  22. Nayi khushi aur nayi umang key sath rango ka parav mana lo! Happy Holi!
  23. May God give you all the colours of joy and friendship. Happy Holi!
  24. Enjoy the festival of colours with joy. Happy Holi!
  25. May Holi bring shades of love, happiness, positivity and prosperity in your life. Stay home and stay safe. Happy Holi!

Happy Holi 2022: Short and sweet SMS to send

  1. Wish you a safe and colourful Holi this year.
  2. Enjoy the day to the fullest. Happy Holi!
  3. I wish you a Happy and colorful Holi!
  4. The best part of the year has arrived. Holi Hai!
  5. Let’s make this Holi memmorable dear, Happy Holi!

Happy Holi 2022: WhatsApp Status

  1. Happy Holi!
  2. Bura na mano Holi hai!
  3. Holi Hai!
  4. Colours of Happiness
  5. Cheers! Happy Holi!


Happy Holi Facebook Messages

  1. Holi is the celebration of joy, unity, and love. Happy to all my FB friends!
  2. Dear FB friends, may the spirit of Holi bring you joy! Happy Holi!
  3. Wish you a very Happy Holi! Cheers to all my FB friends
  4. I may not meet you everyday but you are always on my mind! Happy Holi!
  5. Let the vibrant festival of colours bring joy  and jubilation. Happy Holi!

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