Holi Celebration post-covid in year 2021

Holi which we all celebrated in year 2020 was the last holi which was celebrated as we used to celebrate since our childhood. But the pandemic which hit all of us last year COVID-19 , has changed the way, we Indians used to celebrate our festivals. In Year 2020 , Covid-19 put a break on fast pace lives around the world and in India. 

India , which is also known as land of festivals and we have festivals from each community to celebrate. This year , it will be different. We would need to be more cautious while we are celebrating our joys and happiness. 

In 2021 , the festival of colors Holi will be celebrated on 29th March, 2021. This festival of colors is considered as one of the most celebrated festival and it is celebrated in every part of the country. This festival has the power to unite people together and is also called "The Festival of Love". The festival of holi starts in the evening of Purnima or the Full Moon, in month of Falgun. It is celebrated to mark the victory of of good over evil. On the previous eve of Holi, Holika Dahan happens and next day , Dulhandi or rang is celebrated.

Holi is celebrated by other names as well in different part of the country. The festival fills the lives of the people with colors and positivity. The vibrant colors make people forget their sorrows, bad times and egos. It brings all people together. 

What are the regional names of Holi.

Holi is known and celebrated by different names in different parts of the country.

  • Lathmaar Holi
  • Dulhandi Holi
  • Rangpanchami
  • Basant Utsav
  • Dol Purnima
  • Hola Mohalla
  • Shimgo
  • Kaman Pandigai
  • Phagu Purnima

Why is Holi celebrated?

According to Bhagvata Purana, King Hiranyakashipu, the king of demonic Asuras could not be killed by any man or animal. The King grew arrogant and demanded that everyone in the land should worship him as a god.

The king's own son Prahlad disagreed to this and kept him devoted to Lord Vishnu.  King Hiranyakashipu, who was angry by his own son, subjected him to the fierce punishment. One day, Holika, the king's sister, tricked Prahlad into sitting on a pyre with her. Holika protected only herself from the fire with a cloak leaving Prahlad exposed. As the fire blazed, the cloak suddenly flew from Holika's body and covered Prahlad. Thus, Prahlada was saved from the fire and Holika was burnt to death. Celebration of Holi marks this incident.

Later, Lord Vishnu in the avatar of Narsimha and killed Hiranyakashipu.This is why Holi celebrations begin with the Holika Dahan.

Holi 2021 Date and time

This year Holi will be celebrated on March 29, 2021 (Monday) while Holika Dahan will be held on March 28, 2021 (Sunday).

Holika Dahan Muhurat - 06:54 PM to 09:14 PM (02 Hours 20 Mins)

Purnima Tithi Begins - 03:27 am on March 28, 2021

Purnima Tithi Ends - 12:17 am on March 29, 2021


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