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Holi 2022: Date, time, history and significance of festival of colours | citiKeeper | Ranchi, Jh

When will Holi be celebrated in India this year?

The most asked question, “Holi Kab Hai” is trending. This year Holi will be observed on March 18, 2022. The festival is celebrated with great zeal and pomp across India. Holi is one of the biggest festivals on the Hindu calendar. Holi is also known as the festival of colours.

Holi 2022 Muhurta-

  • Purnima tithi begins at 01:29 PM on March 17, 2022

  • Purnima tithi ends at 12:47 PM on March 18, 2022

Why Holi is celebrated?

The festival of Holi is referred to an ancient Hindu festival. It is celebrated with great pomp among other communities as well. The festival signifies the victory of good over evil. The festival spreads happiness and love across the country.

What is the History of celebrating Holi?

Celebrated with much enthusiasm, the festival of Holi is marked as a national holiday in India and Nepal with other regional holidays. It is believed that the origin of Holi is done before the birth of Christ. Legend says that Lord Vishnu had assassinated the younger brother of Hiranyakashipy also known as the demon lord. Hiranyakashyap wanted to be immortal. Hiranyakashyap wanted that everyone should worship him. However, Hiranyakashyap's son Prahlad worshipped Lord Vishnu. Seeing Prahlad worshiping Lord Vishnu got Hiranyakashyap offended. One day Hiranyakashyap asked his sister Holika, who was immune to fire, to sit on the fire along with Prahlad. As soon as Holika sat in the fire along with Prahlad in her lap, the fire did not affect Prahlad but killed Holika. Lord Vishnu then killed the demon king.


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