When is Holi 2023, date and time for Holika Dahan, Choti Holi and Rangwali Holi, Dhuleti Date: Holi is one of the most awaited and popular festivals of India. Check here all about Holi festival including shubh muhurat, holika dahan date and timing, when is choti holi and rangwali holi, significance, history etc.
Holi 2023 Date is March 8: When Holi is in 2023 is one of the frequently asked questions. In the year 2023, Holi will be celebrated on 8th March while Holika Dahan rituals would be performed on 7th March (in few places it is also being performed on 6th March). However, in few states like Odisha and West Bengal, Holi is celebrated as Dol Purnima or Dol Jatra which is dedicated to Lord Krishna.
Holi 2023 Overview
|Also Known as||Rangwali Holi, Dhuleti, Choti Holi, Dhulandi|
Holi 2023 Date & Time
Check out the 2023 holi festival date and time which also includes time to celebrate Holika Dahan, Choti Holi and Rangwali Holi:
Holi 2023 will be celebrated on 8th March. It is a public holiday for all the universities, colleges, schools, banks, offices, and other institutions.
The rituals of Holika Dahan will be performed on 7th March a day before people celebrate rangwali holi. In the southern part of the country, Holika Dahan is also known as Kama Dahanam.
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Holi 2023 Shubh Muhurat
|Purnima Tithi starts||6th March, 4:17 Evening|
|Purnima Tithi ends||7th March, 06:09 Evening|
|Holika Dahan Date||7th March (it is also being performed on 6th March in few places)|
|Holika Dahan Muhurat||Evening 6:24 to 8:51|
|Holika Dahan Duration||02 Hour 27 Mins|
|Rangwali Holi Date||8th March|
Holika Dahan Celebration
Indian festivals are unique in the world and can be celebrated with family at home. Where Holi is a festival of colours, Holika Dahan symbolizes the victory of good over evil. Choti Holi and Holika Dahan are celebrated a day prior to the Rangwali Holi. The Holi bonfire is lit on this day after sunset.
People collect woods and bonfire items in community centers, parks, near the temples and at other open spaces. However, knowing the right muhurat for Holika Dahan is essential.
As per the Hindu scriptures, the worship and lighting of the bonfires strictly needs to be performed for a specific period of time after the sunset on Purnima Tithi. Genuinely, the Holika Dahan rituals should be performed during the fortunate occasion of Pradosh Kaal.
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Celebrations of Holi in 2023
On this Hindu festival of colours, people love throwing of water balloons and colored powder on the streets, which makes it India’s most vivid and blissful festival. On the eve of Holi, large pyres are lit which means the burning of evil spirits. People throw dried leaves, wood and twig in order to perform the ritual.
The entire streets of the towns become colorful as people throw colored powder on each other and into the air. People also splash water on each other and balloons filled with colored water are hurled from the rooftops during celebration.
Later, families gather to enjoy festive meals like Gujiya, Moong Dal Kachori, Alu Papad, Besan ke barfi, Gulab jamun, Papdi chat, Maalpua etc.
Holi Puja Vidhi
It is considered that fears can be easily conquered by doing Holika Puja on Holi. The Puja confers wealth, prosperity, and power. According to the religious books, Holika Puja must be done before Holika Dahan.
Puja Samagri for Holi
- Unbroken Rice also called as Akshat
- Beads made of cow dung
- Raw cotton thread
- Unbroken Moong lentil
- Turmeric pieces
- Gulal powder
- Fully grown grains of wheat and gram
Holi Puja Vidhi
- You need to keep all puja samagri in a plate accompanied with a water pot. Go to the puja place and sit by facing the East or the North. Don’t forget to sprinkle water on puja thali and yourself.
- Now you need to take Sankalp after taking the Akshat, water, rice and money in your right hand.
- Remember Lord Ganesha after keeping rice and flower in your right hand.
- Upon worshipping Lorn Ganesh, you need to remember Goddess Ambika, Lord Narasimha, and devotee Prahlada.
- Now stand in front of Holi and request god and goddess to fulfill all your wishes.
- Further you need to offer rice, agarbatti, dhoop flower, turmeric pieces, unbreakable Moong lentil, Bharbholiye, and coconut to Holika. Holika is burnt thereafter.
Holi is a popular Hindu festivals observed by Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, and others.
Holi is a national holiday in India and Nepal. The festival is also observed as a regional holiday in many other countries.
Similar to Holika Dahan, Kama Dahanam is also celebrated in some parts of India where the festival of colours is broadly recognized as Rangapanchami.
Holi is also known as Phaguwa in few parts of Bihar. It is celebrated as Panguni Uthiram in Tamil Nadu, Pali in Uttar Pradesh, Dol Purnima, Dol Jatra, or the Swing Festival in West Bengal, and Kama Purnima/ Kamuni Punnami or Jajiri in Telugu.
The first day of Holi is celebrated as Holika Dahad, while the following day is Dhulandi (Rangwali Holi).
Frequently Asked Questions
Holi in 2023 is going to be celebrated 8th March.
Yes, Holi is a public holiday.
Holika was killed by Lord Vishnu’s miracle in order to save Prahlad.
The best muhurat for Holika Dahan is from Evening 6:24 to 8:51, 7th March. However, in some parts of the country, it is also being performed on 6th of Marcg.
Holi is a two-day festival in Gujarat. On first day in evening, people light the bonfire and on the second day they celebrate the festival of colour or Dhuleti.
Disclaimer: We have retrieved information about Holi festival 2023 from various sources and hence do not guarantee its 100% accuracy.