Holi 2023: Know About Holika Dahan, Auspicious Time & Complete Panchang



Holi 2023: We know that Holi is the most popular festival of Hindu civilization. The festival symbolizes the happiness and joy that colours bring into our lives. Usually, this festival is celebrated by playing with different colours or gulal with friends and family. Also, greeting each other with sweets and blessings is practised. But apart from the fun and masti, the festival also comes with mythological stories that are connected with the rituals that we all have seen once in our life. So, in this article, we are going to list down the auspicious dates, details of the rituals and other interesting things that you would love to know about this festival. This information and all the blogs that you are going to read on our website are provided by our experts. This article is drafted by our famous astrologer of Mr Bhaskar ji. 

Holi: Other Names Used for Holi  

The festival of Holi is celebrated with great enthusiasm by people in every nook and corner of the country. Every culture has its way of celebrating it. Thus, the festival has different names in different parts of India. 

  • These names are – 
  • Phagwa (Assam)
  • Festival of colours
  • Spring festival
  • Dhulendi
  • Sigmo (Goa)
  • Shimga (Maharashtra)
  • Doljatra (Bengali/Oriya)

Holi 2023: Auspicious Time for Holika Dahan

Full Moon Date (start)6 MarchMonday04:17 PM
Full Moon Date (End)7 MarchTuesday06:09 PM
Bhadra Kaal (start)6 MarchMonday04:48 PM
Bhadra Kaal (end)7 MarchTuesday05:15 AM
Holika Dahan Muhurta7 MarchTuesday06:31 PM to 08:58 PM

Holi: Story

Holi, a festival celebrated in the form of colours of love, is also celebrated in memory of the immortal love of Lord Krishna and Radha. Once Lord Krishna asked his mother Yashoda why she was not fair like Radha. Mata Yashoda jokingly suggested Lord Krishna apply colour on the face of Shri Radha Rani. And said that by this, his complexion would also turn black. According to the statement of the mother, Lord Krishna went to play with different colours with Radha ji and all the Gopis. Since then, this day is celebrated as the festival of colours.

Acharya Bhaskar

Many stories like the story of Radha-Krishna and the story of demonic Dhundi are also popular. So, let us read this one too! The story of Hiranyakashyap and devotee Prahlad behind this holy festival is also a great Story to read on this day. 

As per this story, the festival is celebrated to commemorate the killing of Hiranyakashipu’s sister Holika. Thus, it became a symbol of good over evil. ‘Holika Dahan’ is done a day before Holi. The festival also marks the fire in which Holika (Hiranyakashipu’s sister) burnt herself while trying to kill Prahlad.

Holi 2023: Holika Dahan Muhurat

According to the Hindu calendar, Holika Dahan 2023 will start on the full moon date of Phalgun month, i.e. Tuesday, March 07, at 04:17 pm and this date will end on March 07, Wednesday, at 06:09 pm. This year the auspicious time of Holika Dahan 2023 will be for 2 hours 27 minutes. On Tuesday, March 7, 2023, you can perform worship and other rituals from 06.24 pm to 08.51 pm. Holika Dahan is done during the Pradosh period on Phalgun Purnima Tithi. 

The next day, everyone gathers to celebrate the festival of colors. In the northeastern states of India, the festival of Holi will be celebrated on 06 March 2023 only. If you are excited to celebrate but forgot to prepare your shopping list, then worry not! We have come up with a range of herbal gulals that can bring all joys of colours into your festivities. You can order these colours from the comfort of your home with just one click.

Holi 2023: Holika Dahan Muhurat

Holi 2023: Holashtak 2023 Muhurat

This year, Holashtak will start from 27 February 2023 to 07 March 2023. This Holashtak will end after Holika Dahan on 07th March. According to the belief of Hindu culture, doing any auspicious work during ‘Holashtak’ is considered prohibited. There are many mythological beliefs behind this. Apart from the story of Holika and Prahlad (that we all know), another story related to Holashtak narrated by Indradev is also the most popular.

Once upon a time, Lord Shiva’s meditation was disturbed by Kamadeva. He got angry at his deed and burnt Kamadeva to ashes with his third eye. When Goddess Rati, the wife of Lord Kamadeva got to know about the incident, she decided to bring back her husband by getting a boon from Lord Shiva. To please him, Goddess Rati started hardcore meditation for 8 days. Since then, these eight days are considered ‘Holashtak’.

Holi 2023: Auspicious Incident 

According to Hindi Panchang and astrology, this year Chaitra Sudi Pratipada will also start from the full moon date of Phalgun month i.e. the very next day of Holi. In the Hindu religion, the new year also starts from this day. Thus, this year, the Holi festival has also been considered a symbol of the auspicious coincidence between the new year and the festival itself.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q- Holi 2023, when will Holi come?

An- According to the Hindu calendar, Holi will begin on the full moon date of Falgun month on Tuesday, March 06 at 04:17 pm and this date will end on March 07, Wednesday, at 06:09 pm.

Q- Can Holika Dahan be done during Bhadra Kaal?

An- In astrology and scriptures, ‘Bhadra Kaal’ is inauspicious. Yamraj is considered the master of this period. But when the Poonch time of the Bhadra period is going on, it is considered auspicious to burn Holika at this time.

Q- When will Holashtak start?

An- Holashtak will start on Monday, 27 February 2023. Holashtak will end on 07 March 2023, Tuesday.

Q- When will the festival of Holika Dahan be celebrated?

An- In 2023, on 7th March, Tuesday, you can perform worship and other rituals from 06.24 to 08.51 in the evening. Holika Dahan is done during Pradosh period on Phalgun Purnima Tithi.

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