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Holi 2017


Although every festival has its own charm, the festival of Holi is unique because of the colors it involves…green, yellow, red, pink and all their hues. It is one of the major festivals of India and is celebrated with a lot of enthusiasm. It falls on the Full moon Day in the month of Phalgun-and is also called the Spring Festival, as it marks the arrival of spring. Market place becomes colorful as heaps of colors are seen on the roadside and roads and colonies continue looking colorful even after the festival by the left over colors played by children and adults both. Women start preparing sweets a few days before and a special drink, ‘kanji’ which is served to anyone who come at the door to wish. The highlight of Holi is mixing ‘Bhang’, which is a mixture of buds and leaves of cannabis ground into a paste, and mixed into drinks or food. This gives a ‘safe ‘high’ to the person consuming it and adds to the fun and gaiety.

This festival of colors and shades erases all differences between people and religions. It helps to bring the society together.

Holi has its own legend associated with it. The Demon king, Hiranyakashyap, wanted everyone to worship him, but his son, Prahlad, refused to do so as he was a devotee of Lord Vishnu. The Demon king was angry and asked his sister Holika, to take Prahlad in her arms and enter a blazing fire .She had been granted with a boon which had made her immune to fire and so only Prahlad would get burnt to death. But when Holika did that, the Lord protected Prahlad and she got burnt to death as the boon was applicable only when she entered the fire alone.

Since that time, people light a bonfire called Holika, on the eve of the Holi festival to celebrate the victory of good over evil. Next day, people play with colors and that is why this day is called Holi with colors or ‘Dulhandi’.

Importance of worshipping Holi

Women pray on this day for children, peace, prosperity and a happy home. For Holika dahan, people collect thorny bushes or pieces of dry wood and on the eve of Holi, after taking out an auspicious time, the bonfire is lit.

Holi is celebrated at a time of the year, when the fields are in full bloom and people pray for a good harvest.



Holi Festival Date and Muhurat 2017



  • Holi 2016

    23th March

    Holika Dahan Muhurta - 18:30 to 20:53

    Bhadra Punchha - 23:45(22th March) to 01:04

    Bhadra Mukha - 01:04 to 03:15

    Rangwali Holi - 24th March

    Purnima Tithi Begins - 15:12 (22th March)

    Purnima Tithi Ends - 17:30 (23th March)

  • Holi 2017

    12th March

    Holika Dahan Muhurta - 18:23 to 20:23

    Bhadra Punchha - 04:11 to 05:23

    Bhadra Mukha - 05:23 to 07:23

    Rangwali Holi - 13th March

    Purnima Tithi Begins - 20:23 (11th March)

    Purnima Tithi Ends - 20:23 (12th March)

  • Holi 2018

    1st March

    Holika Dahan Muhurta - 18:16 to 20:47

    Bhadra Punchha - 15:54 to 16:58

    Bhadra Mukha - 16:58 to 18:45

    Rangwali Holi - 2nd March

    Purnima Tithi Begins - 08:57 (1st March)

    Purnima Tithi Ends - 06:21 (2nd March)

  • Holi 2019

    20th March

    Holika Dahan Muhurta - 20:57 to 00:28

    Bhadra Punchha - 17:23 to 18:24

    Bhadra Mukha - 18:24 to 20:07

    Rangwali Holi - 21st March

    Purnima Tithi Begins - 10:44 (20th March)

    Purnima Tithi Ends - 07:12 (21st March)

  • Holi 2020

    9th March

    Holika Dahan Muhurta - 18:22 to 20:49

    Bhadra Punchha - 09:37 to 10:38

    Bhadra Mukha - 10:38 to 12:19

    Rangwali Holi - 10th March

    Purnima Tithi Begins - 03:03 (9th March)

    Purnima Tithi Ends - 23:16 (9th March)

  • Holi 2021

    28th March

    Holika Dahan Muhurta - 18:32 to 20:54

    Bhadra Punchha - 10:12 to 11:15

    Bhadra Mukha - 11:15 to 12:59

    Rangwali Holi - 29th March

    Purnima Tithi Begins - 03:26 (28th March)

    Purnima Tithi Ends - 00:17 (29th March)

  • Holi 2022

    17th March

    Holika Dahan Muhurta - 21:03 to 22:13

    Bhadra Punchha - 21:03 to 22:13

    Bhadra Mukha - 22:13 to 00:09

    Rangwali Holi - 18th March

    Purnima Tithi Begins - 13:29 (17th March)

    Purnima Tithi Ends - 12:46 (18th March)

  • Holi 2023

    7th March

    Holika Dahan Muhurta - 18:20 to 20:49

    Bhadra Punchha - 00:41 to 01:58

    Bhadra Mukha - 01:58 to 04:08

    Rangwali Holi - 8th March

    Purnima Tithi Begins - 16:16 (6th March)

    Purnima Tithi Ends - 18:09 (7th March)

  • Holi 2024

    24th March

    Holika Dahan Muhurta - 23:12 to 00:26+

    Bhadra Punchha - 18:32 to 19:52

    Bhadra Mukha - 19:52 to 22:05

    Rangwali Holi - 25th March

    Purnima Tithi Begins - 09:54 (24th March)

    Purnima Tithi Ends - 12:29 (25th March)

  • Holi 2025

    13th March

    Holika Dahan Muhurta - 23:26 to 00:30

    Bhadra Punchha - 18:58 to 20:15

    Bhadra Mukha - 20:15 to 22:24

    Rangwali Holi - 14th March

    Purnima Tithi Begins - 10:35 (13th March)

    Purnima Tithi Ends - 12:23 (14th March)

  • Holi 2026

    3rd March

    Holika Dahan Muhurta - 18:18 to 20:48

    Bhadra Punchha - 01:27 to 02:37

    Bhadra Mukha - 02:37 to 04:33

    Rangwali Holi - 4th March

    Purnima Tithi Begins - 17:55 (2nd March)

    Purnima Tithi Ends - 17:06 (3rd March)


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