Holika Dahan is symbolic burning of Holika. On this day, people light huge bonfires in order to signify the victory of good over evil and happiness over grief. It also signifies the end of winter season and the welcoming of spring. The auspicious day falls on the night before full moon day, also known as Purnima, of the Phalguna month. In this year Holika Dahan will be celebrated on 1st March 2018.
There is story of Demon King Hiranyakashyap, an evil and arrogant king, who wanted everyone, including his own son Prahlad, to only worship him. Prahlad refused to follow his father’s diktats and continued praying to Lord Vishnu. After many failed attempts, the king’s sister Holika tricked her nephew Prahlad into sitting on a pyre with her. Holika wore a fire resistant robe and asked Prahlad to come and sit on her lap. Instead of Prahlad, it was Holika who burned in the fire and died as a result. Prahlad remained unharmed. Since then, the Holika Dahan symbolises the victory of good over evil. On this day performance of Yagya help in protecting from bad influences, bad energy, black magic effect etc.
After Holika Dahanam next day is celebrated by playing with colours and smearing colours on each other in society, exchanging greetings and sweets by visiting frineds and relatives indicates that their should be all beautiful colours in life and enjoyment. This is a favtival of colours, joy, happiness, brotherhood and well being of all irrespective caste, creed and society.
Following Yagyas are recommended to be perform on this day.
1- Fulfillment of desires:
3- General Happiness:
4- Removal of health problems:
5- For maintaining good Health:
6- Removal of obstacles in new undertakings:
7- Removal of obstacles:
8- Removal of great problems:
9- Removal of bad energy/ influence:
10- Removal of black magic:
11- Removal of bad habits:
12- Removal of enemy:
13- Support in court case:
15- Spiritual progress towards enlightenment:
16- Happiness for all family:
17- Many others Yagyas:
There are Yagyas for the fulfillment of other desires also which can be design and performed as per the requirement of the customers.