Holi 2021 – Famous Hindu Festival
Holi 2021:- Holi is a very colourful festival, and it is an important and very famous festival in India. This is an annual festival, and it belongs to the Hindu religion, but it is also very popular in other religions as well. The Holi festival is celebrated in the spring in India and all over the world. According to the Hindu calendar, this festival comes on lunisolar month, which is the last month of the Hindu calendar, called Phalguna. This holy festival celebrates across India with full of divine heart and happiness.
Holi 2021 date:-
On the occasion of the festival, we have seen an official holiday in many of the states in India. Along with all the Hindu religion, we have seen many other cultural and religious people also celebrate this holy festival together. In the year 2021, the festival is befalling on 29th March 2021 (Monday). It is believed that on the day of Holi, people hug and forget each other mistakes & bitterness. If you also have any altercations or bitterness with someone, then you can remove all such things in Holi 2021.
How to Celebrate Holi 2021 Festival:-
This auspicious festival celebration runs for two days, and all people celebrate it with full of joy and happiness. On the first day, people burn Holika, which is also called Holika Dahan (Lighting and worship of the bonfires). It is believed that we burn our ego, evilness and negative forces in the holy fire on Holika Dahan.
The second day is the main day of the Festival, which is called Dhulendi, as this day people play with the colours, abir & gulal, and coloured water to each other. This day people sing Holi’s songs and visit each other places & home. People offer different types of dish, like pakora and sweets to the coming guest.
Why do we celebrate Holi Festival?:-
There are some stories that are considered to the behind of this festival celebration. Here we have mentioned 02 of the stories for your reference to celebrating Holi 2021
- Hiranyakashyap & Prahlada:- Hiranyakashyap – the king of demonic Asuras, who considered himself a God and wanted that everyone should worship him as a God. Prahlada, son of Asura Hiranyakashyap, he was having the strong belief to the Lord Vishnu, but Hiranyakashyap did not like his such devotional towards God. Hence the king decided to kill his child Prahlada through Holika (Hiranyakashyap’s sister ). Sister Holika had the blessing that her body could not be set on fire. Hence, she took Prahlada on her lap and entered into the fire to kill him, but Lord Vishnu gave his blessings to the child and save his life, but Holika got burnt and died there itself.
- In the memory of Radha-Krishna’s love:- According to another story, Holi is also celebrated in the memory of holy love of Radha-Krishna. Once Lord Krishna, asked her mother Yashoda why Radha is so fair and white but he isn’t like her. After hearing such an innocent question, Mata Yashoda jokingly told them that if you rub Radha’s face with colour then she will also be like you. Lord Krishna did the same with Radha and other Gopis to get the same colour on everyone face. Since that time it was celebrated in Mathura and now it is celebrated globally as a festival of colours.
When is Holi in 2021?
29th March 2021 (Monday)
Full Moon Date Start – March 28, 2021, at 03:27
Full moon date ends – March 29, 2021, at 00:17
Holika Dahan on Sunday, March 28, 2021
Holika Dahan Muhurat – 18:37 to 20:56
Bhadra tail-10: 13 to 11:16
Bhadra Mukh – 11:16 to 13:00
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