Holika Dahan is
According to Hindu calendar, the event takes place in evening or night. The people assemble the dry woods and leaves at the particular place and burns them.
They break the coconut and distribute sweets as prasad to all the people. Many people roast the “Jau” from the flame of Holika and bring them to their house for the goodness of their family.
They also burn 5 Upali in the flame as it indicates burning their issues.
Many people massage with Sarson Ubtan and throw them in the Holika flame as burning off their body issues and get lucky by the fantastic health by the Holika Mata.
The Story Behind Holika Dahan-
Once upon a time, there was a cruel king named Hiranyakashyap, who considers himself as God.
He used to punish and force people to worship him as mighty God. His son Prahlad was a true devotee of Lord Vishnu.
This used to makes him angry. The king hated Lord Vishnu. So he decided to kill Prahlad. The king ordered his sister Holika to burn alive Prahlad. The Holika was blessed that she cannot be burned.
Holika agreed on Prahlad and invited him to sit on her lap. This gave Holika an opportunity to burn him.Holika Dahan
But Lord Vishnu was watching all this and supported Prahlad with his blessings. In the plan of burning Prahlad the wicked women, Holika was burnt in that fire.
Hiranyakashyap got mad over this incident. He used many different plans to kill Prahlad, but all failed.
Hiranyakashyap had a boon he cannot be killed in night or daytime, he can’t die in sky, earth or hell, no person, animal or some other bird can kill him.
Lord VishnuLord Vishnu know about this. He chose evening time to kill him as he arrived in half lion and half Narsingh Avatar.
Lord Narsingh killed Hiranyakashyap. This is the story Story Holika Dahan and how good wins over bad. This is the true story story behind Holika Dahan.
The story teaches that having faith in God is one of the best positive things in life. Whenever you keep full faith and trust in God, he does come for our help in one or the other form.
On the flip side, Holika and Hiranyakashyap symbolised immorality and the hatred.
Ever since that time, the night is celebrated as Holika Dahan.
Hindus construct bonfire with forests celebrates the achievement of goodness over evil and also the dedication and the success of Prahlada and enjoy with colours.
Understanding that Prahlad had been a sign of love, affection unshakable faith and powerful confidence in God.