Holi in 2017 will start on Sunday, the 12th March and will continue for 2 days until Monday, the 13th March 2017. Holi festival is celebrated on Phalgun Purnima (Pooranmashi) which comes in February end or near the beginning of March month every year. This is the only festival which makes people forget their personal rivalry or enmity and enfold each other with enormous feelings of adulation. Since prehistoric times the festival of Holi has been in subsistence. Many religious believes are allied with this festival. FindHoroscope brings you a useful list of astrological products that can completely change your life!
Holi 2017 Date
Holika Dahan – 12th March 2017
Dhulandi – 13th March 2017
King Hiranyakashyap, started thinking of himself as God due to his ego. He wanted everyone to worship him but, his own son Prahlad was the supreme devotee of Lord Vishnu. Even after father’s explanation, son did not stop worshiping Vishnu ji, then Hiranyakashyap, ordered to burn him in fire as a sort of punishment. For this he asked his sister Holika to take Prahlad and sit in burning fire. Because Holika had a boon, of not getting burnt in fire.
The order was followed, Holika sat in fire with Prahlad. But, it was surprising to see that Holika got burnt and Prahlad was safe by Narian’s blessings. Seeing this, Hiranyakashyap got more angry over his son. Hiranyakashyap had a blessing that he can’t be killed in morning or night, he can not die on earth, sky or hell, he can’t be killed by any human, animal or any bird. so, God chose evening time in order to kill him and he came in a carnation of half body of lion and half of human- Narsingh Avatar. Lord Narsingh killed Hiranyakashyap, neither on ground nor in sky, but, on his lap. This way, the good defeated the evil.
This story lays a virtuous lesson that Prahlad was in favour of religion and on the other hand Hiranyakashyap and his sister Holika used wrong policies to work. Finally, by God’s grace, the wrong doing and people who supported them, came to an end. From this story, each person should have a learning that Prahlad was a symbol of love, affection, believer of his God, strong assurance and unshakable faith in God. On the other hand, Hiranyakashyap and Holika symbolised the hatred and immorality.
The point to be noticed here is that being theist dose not mean this. When ever you keep full faith and trust in God, he does come for our help in one or the other form.
More About Holi
Holi is zealously celebrated not only in India but also all across the globe by Hindus or by the Indian people who have been residing in foreign countries.Different people celebrate this festival in their own ways. The most fabulous Holi celebration can be experienced in Mathura and Vrindavan which truly exhibits the eternal love of Radha and Krishna. Brindaban and Mathura vasi boys play pranks with girls and apply colours on each other which enlivens the hilarious days of Krishna with Radha and Gopis.