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Holika Dahan 2023: Meaning, Date, Time and Top Posts


Holika Dahan, also known as Choti Holi, marks the beginning of the Holi festival. Choti Holi symbolizes the victory of good over evil and serves as a reason to bring people together and enjoy the festival of colors.

According to the Drik Panchang, Choti Holi will be celebrated on March 7 this year while the Holika Dahan muhurat will be on the same date from 6:24 PM to 8:51 PM.

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According to Hindu mythology, there was once a demon king named Hiranyakashipu who was against the devotion of his son Prahlad to Lord Vishnu. As a result, Hiranyakashipu asked his sister Holika to kill Prahlad. However, when Holika tried to kill Prahlad by taking him to a funeral pyre, she herself was consumed by the fire while Prahlada emerged unharmed, protected by Lord Vishnu.

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Holika Dahan Posts:

This Holika Dahan, may all your sorrows and pains cease. May you live a blissful, healthy and happy life. Happy Choti Holi.

On this auspicious occasion, I hope that the canvas of your life is painted in the vibrant colors of happiness. Happy Choti Holi.

Good luck, happiness, prosperity and good health – may you get all this and much more on the happy occasion of Holi. I wish you and your family a very happy Holika Dahan!

Holika Dahan ke pavan avsar par aapko aur aapke pariwar ko meri or se dher saari hardik shubh kamnayein.

May you be showered with good health, wealth, peace, joy and prosperity on this auspicious day. Happy Choti Holi.

May the splash of colors bring much joy, health and wealth to you and your family. Wishing you a very happy Choti Holi

Happy Holika Dahan 2023! May this wonderful festival bring you health, prosperity and achievements in life.

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