Holi 2023 Date, Muhurat, Significance, Rituals

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Holi 2023 Date, Muhurat, Significance, Rituals: Holi, is well known as the holy festival of colors for the Hindus. This is celebrated with pomp whole over India. According to the Hindu calendar, the fixed module of Holi is celebrated on the 12th day of the month of Phalgun, while regarding the English calendar the fixed module to celebrate Holi is the third pace of March.

Holi Date, Muhurat, Significance, Rituals
Holi Date, Muhurat, Significance, Rituals

Holi and Diwali are the only two major holy festivals of Hindus. Before the day of Holi, Holika Dahan takes place forward which, the next day Holi is celebrated. According to the Panchang, Holika Dahan takes place in Pradosh Muhurta on the full moon day of Shukla Paksha of Falgun month.  Holi is considered to begin from this day itself. The Holi festival is for two days.  Holika Dahan on one day and Dhulandi mean Holi with colors on the second day. Let us know when is Holi this year and what is the Muhurat of Holika Dahan?

Holika Dahan 2023 Muhurta

After considering the Panchang, the Shukla paksha’s full moon date of Falgun month is starting from 01.29 pm on March 6. This date is valid till 12.47 pm on the next day, March 6. In such a situation, Holika Dahan will be held on Thursday, March 6, because the Muhurta of Pradosh Kaal for Holika Dahan is being received only on March 7.


This year in 2023, According to Druk Panchang, Holika Dahan’s muhurta is between 6:24 PM to 08:51 PM on March 6One hour and 10 minutes will be given to Holika Dahan.  When there is no Bhadra in Pradosh Kaal on Purnima Tithi, then it is best to do Holika Dahan at that time.  If it is not so, then the completion of Bhadra is waiting.  However, Holika Dahan can be done during Bhadra Poonch.

This year 2023 Bhadra Poonch’s muhurta is from 6:24 PM to 08:51 PM. Holika Dahan is inauspicious in Bhadra Muhurta.

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Holika Dahan Muhurta 2023 Date and Time

Holika Dahan according to the Hindu calendar is celebrated on Falguna Purnima

  • Holika dahan Muhurat :06:31 PM to 08:58 PM (Duration – 02 Hours 27 Mins)
  • Bhadra Punchha : 12:43 AM to 02:01 AM
  • Bhadra Mukha : 02:01 AM to 04:11 AM
  • Holika Dahan Muhurta: 
  • Holika Dahan during Pradosh without Udaya Vyapini Purnima
  • Purnima Tithi Begins – 04:17 PM on Mar 06, 2023
  • Purnima Tithi Ends – 06:09 PM on Mar 07, 2023

When is Holi 2023?

Holika Dahan this year will be celebrated on March 6, so thus the festival of colors i.e. Holi will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 7. Holi with colors will be played on March 8.  On this day people will play with gulal and using it they will wish each other. Sweet dishes are prepared in homes on the day of Holi. Holi is considered a symbol of the victory of good over evil.

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The story behind the festival Holi and its importance


Holi is a festival that promotes the victory of good over evil, with an interesting story behind it. The story of Holika Dahan is about the victory of the honest and good despite the devil being strong. The story of Holika Dahan is based on 3 characters which include the evil king named Hiranyakashipu, his devil sister Holika and Hiranyakashipu’s son Prahlad.

As the legend goes, King Hiranyakashipu had a boon from Lord Brahma that he could not be killed by man or animal, neither day or night, neither inside nor outside nor with any ammunition. Now the king became arrogant and ordered everyone to worship him as a god.

However, his son Prahlad refused to worship him as he used to worship Lord Vishnu and he continues worshipping him.

Seeing this king was angry and he ordered his sister to anyhow kill Prahlad. His sister Holika had the boon to resist fire. So she on her lap kept Prahlad and sat on the burning bonfire to kill Prahlad. However, Prahlad was Lord Vishnu’s devotee and so Lord Vishnu was killed & as a result, she burnt herself in the fire and Prahlad came out alive without a trace from the fire. And thus Lord Vishnu saved Prahlad, which signifies the loss of evil upon god, and so Holika Dahan is celebrated by organizing bonfire and doing worship and after a day, Holi is celebrated.

Faith in the Almighty was restored as evil was destroyed and virtue prevailed.  This is the reason why this festival holds immense religious reverence for the devotees of Lord Vishnu.

Wrapping Up

Today’s article was based on the Hindu holy festival Holi. We have explained the full details with the exact date and Muhurta to celebrate Holika Dahan i.e. Choti Holi and Holi. We have also stated why Holi is celebrated and what is the reason behind it. So here we finish, wishing you all Happy Holi in advance.

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