Holika Dahan story: Why Holika Dahan?

Holika Dahan story: Why Holika Dahan? Know the legend

The burning of Holi is celebrated in the memory of devotee Prahlad. During the period of Lord Shri Krishna, colour was added to this festival and it was celebrated like a festival. So let's listen to the story of devotee Prahlad .

Once Asuraraj Hiranyakashipu was engrossed in penance for the attainment of victory. Seeing a chance, the gods conquered his kingdom. Brahmarshi Narad took his pregnant wife to his monastery.

He taught him Dharma and Vishnu Mahima every day. This knowledge was also passed on to his son, Prallad, who grew up in the womb. 

Later, when Asuraji conquered all three worlds under the blessing of Brahma, the queen came to him. Prallad was born there.

Prallad worshiped Vishnu from an early age. Hiranyakashipu got angry about this and he called his Guru and asked him to do something to stop chanting Vishnu's name. 

Guru tried many things but failed. Asuraraj then ordered the assassination of his son.

He was given poison, he was attacked with a sword, released in front of poisoners, wanted to be crushed under the feet of elephants, thrown down from the mountain, but By the grace of God, not a single hair of Prahllad was spared.

Then Hiranyakashipu called his sister Holika and asked her to take Prahlad and sit in the fire so that he could be burned to ashes.

Holika is lucky that unless she thinks of hurting a kind person, she can never be hurt by fire Following her brother's advice, Holika took her nephew Prahlad in her lap and sat in the fire.

To hurt him, Holika burns herself to ashes, and Prallad emerges from the fire laughing That's why while celebrating Holi festival, burn Holi keeping in mind the real feeling.

If you want, write down the bad experiences and failures of these years on a piece of paper and dedicate it to the fire. During Holi, let negativity rise in your mind

Only then, moving forward with positive thinking, like Prahlad, will you become eligible for God's grace.

Q: What is Holika Dahan?

A: Holika Dahan is a Hindu festival celebrated on the night before Holi, a spring festival celebrated in India and other parts of South Asia. Holika Dahan, also known as Chhoti Holi, is observed on the full moon day of the Hindu month of Phalguna.

Q: What is the story behind Holika Dahan?

A: The story behind Holika Dahan is rooted in Hindu mythology. According to legend, there was a demon king named Hiranyakaship who was bestowed with the gift of being virtually indestructible. He became arrogant and demanded that everyone worship him instead of the gods.

However, his son Prahlada (a devotee of Lord Vishnu) refused to worship his father.

Hiranyakashipu tried various methods to kill his son, but all failed. Finally, he enlisted the help of his sister Holika, who had a magical cloak that would protect her from fire. 

Hiranyakashipu ordered Holika to sit with Prahlada in a pyre and burn him alive.
However, when the pyre was ignited, Holika's magical cloak flew up, covering Prahlada and saving him from the flames.

Holika was burnt to death, and Hiranyakashipu was eventually killed by Lord Vishnu, who appeared in the form of Narasimha, a half-man, half-lion deity.

Q: How is Holika Dahan celebrated?

A: Holika Dahan is celebrated by lighting bonfires, also known as Holika, which symbolize the burning of evil and the triumph of good over evil. People gather around the bonfires, sing songs and perform aarti, a Hindu ritual of worshipping deities with lighted lamps.

Q: What is the significance of Holika Dahan?

A: Holika Dahan symbolizes the victory of good over evil and the victory of good over evil. It also marks the beginning of Holi, a festival of colors and joy, which is celebrated the following day. The bonfire also represents the end of winter and the beginning of spring, a time of renewal and rejuvenation.

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