Holi festival 2022 is festival of colours', and the 'festival of love'. Know 2022 holi date , muhurt , history

The month of Phalguna has started from 17th February.  The world famous Holi festival will be celebrated in this month.  Holi is also called Phag festival.  The festival of Holi starts with Phulaira Dooj.  Holi preparations start from this day. Holi is the festival of colours.Today we are going to tell you when 2022 holi festival date , muhurat and what is the history of Holi.
When is Holi in 2022

Holika Dahan 2022: This year Holika Dahan is on 17th March.  It is also called Choti Holi.  Holika Dahan is done every year on Falgun Purnima.

Holi 2022: Rangwali Holi (colours holi) is played on the next morning of Holika Dahan and Gulal (colour) is applied.  This year Holi is on 18th March.

History of Holi

Holi is an important Indian festival celebrated in the spring.  This festival is celebrated on the full moon day of Falgun month according to the Hindu calendar.  Holi is a very ancient festival of India which was celebrated under the name Holi, Holika or Holika.  It is also called Vasantotsav and Kama-Mahotsav as it is celebrated with gaiety in the spring season.

Historians believe that this festival was prevalent in Ayre too, but mostly it was celebrated in eastern India.  The description of this festival is found in many ancient religious books.  

The famous Muslim tourist Alberuni has also described Holikotsav in his historical travel memoir.  Many Muslim poets of India have mentioned in their writings that Holi festival is celebrated not only by Hindus but also by many Muslims.  The most authentic are photographs of history.

Killing of Hiranyakashipu by Lord Narasimha

Many stories are associated with the festival of Holi.  The most famous of these is the story of Prahlad.  It is believed that in ancient times there was a very powerful demon named Hiranyakashipu.  Due to his strength, he started considering himself as God.  He had banned taking the name of God in his state. 

Hiranyakashipu's son Prahlad was a devotee of God.  Angered by Prahlad's devotion to God, Hiranyakashipu gave him many harsh punishments, but he did not leave the path of devotion to God.  

Hiranyakashipu's sister Holika had a boon that she could not be consumed by fire. Hiranyakashipu ordered that Holika sit in the fire with Prahlad in her lap.  Holika got burnt while sitting in the fire, but Prahlad survived.  Holi is lit on this day in the memory of God devotee Prahlad.  Symbolically, it is also believed that Prahlad means joy.  Holika (burning wood), a symbol of enmity and oppression, burns and Prahlad, a symbol of love and gaiety, remains intact.  Apart from the story of Prahlad, this festival is also associated with the demonic Dhundi, the Raas of Radha Krishna and the reincarnation of Kamadeva.  

Some people believe that by applying colors, dancing and singing in Holi, people disguise themselves as Shiva's ganas and make a scene of Shiva's procession.  Some people also believe that Lord Krishna killed a demon named Putana on this day.  In this happiness, the gopis and cowherds performed Raslila and played colours.

How is Holi celebrated?

Public Holi Milan : In the Holi celebrated in India, the day after Holi is called Dhulivandan.  On this day people play with colors.  In the morning, everyone goes out to meet their friends and relatives.  Everyone is welcomed with gulal and colours.  People forget their feelings of jealousy and embrace lovingly and apply colors to each other.  On this day, teams are seen dancing and singing in different places wearing colorful clothes.  Children entertain themselves by dropping colors with pichkaris.  The whole society becomes one by painting it in the colors of Holi.  After playing the colors, people take bath till late afternoon and in the evening wear new clothes and go to meet everyone.  Preeti organizes banquet and song-playing programs.

Holi Food and Drink

Various dishes are cooked in homes on the day of Holi.  Many sweets are prepared on this occasion in which Gujiyas play an important role.  Besan sev and Dahi Bade are also commonly made and fed in every family living in Uttar Pradesh.  Kanji, Bhang and Thandai are the special drinks of this festival.  But it is liked by only a few people.  On this occasion, there is a holiday in the government offices of almost all the states of North India, but due to not being so popular in South India, there is no holiday in government institutions on this day.

 The festival of Holi in India is celebrated with variation in different states.  Braj's Holi is still a point of attraction for the whole country.  The Lathmar Holi of Barsane is quite famous.  In this, men apply color to women and women beat them with sticks and cloth whips.  Similarly, in Mathura and Vrindavan, the festival of Holi is celebrated for 15 days.  In the Geet Baithki of Kumaon, there are meetings of classical music.  It all starts several days before Holi.  In Dhulandi of Haryana, there is a custom of harassing the brother-in-law by the sister-in-law.  The Dol Jatra of Bengal is celebrated as the birthday of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.  Processions take place and singing is also accompanied.  Apart from this, there is a tradition of playing dry gulal on Rang Panchami in Maharashtra, organizing cultural programs after taking out a procession in Shimgo, Goa and showing power by Sikhs in Hola Mohalla of Punjab.  Holi is the biggest festival for the tribals of South Gujarat, Hori of Chhattisgarh has a wonderful tradition of folk songs and Bhagoria, which is a form of Holi, is celebrated with great pomp in the tribal areas of Malwa region of Madhya Pradesh.  Bihar's Fagua is a festival of fun and religious and cultural color is visible in Holi of Nepal.  Similarly, migrants settled in different countries and religious institutions such as ISKCON or Banke Bihari temple of Vrindavan have a tradition of celebrating Holi in different ways, which has many similarities and differences.


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