Happy Holi 2021: Date, day, significance, puja timings, images, wishes, messages, quotes and WhatsApp status
After Diwali, Holi is the second biggest Hindu festival celebrated in north India. The festival is observed at the end of the winters after the full Moon in the month of Phalgun. Holi is also called the Spring Festival, as it marks the arrival of spring, the starts of the harvest season. The first day of the festival is called Chhoti Holi or Holika Dahan and the second day called Dhuleti or Holi.
On Holika Dahan, a bonfire is lit and a special type of Puja is performed to mark the occasion and to burn evil spirits. On the day of Holi, people enjoy splashing colours over each.
Holi 2021: Day, date and timing
In 2021, Holi would start on 9th March and end on 10th March. The Purnima (full moon) tithi begins from 03:03 AM on 9th March and ends at 23:17 AM on 9th March.
This year Holi falls is on March 10, 2021 (Tuesday)
Holika Dahan on March 9, 2021 (Monday) and timing are as follows:
- Purnima Tithi Begins: 03:03 AM on March 09, 2021
- Purnima Tithi Ends:11:17 PM on March 09, 2021
History tells us that Lord Vishnu appeared as half-man, half-lion and killed Hiranyakashyap at dusk. Lord Vishnu saved his follower Prahlada from pyre while Prahlada’s evil aunt Holika burned.
Significance of Holika Dahan
The celebration of Holika Dahan is carried in the remembrance of the Holika, the Demon King, Hiranyakashyap, wanted everyone to worship him, but his son, Prahlad, refused to do so, as he was a devotee of Lord Vishnu. The Demon King was angry and asked his sister Holika, to take Prahlad in her arms and enter a blazing fire. She had been granted with a boon which had made her immune to fire but she got burnt to death as the boon was applicable only when she entered the fire alone and the Lord protected Prahlad.
It is also believed that Lord Vishnu appeared as half-man, half-lion and killed Hiranyakashyap at dusk and saved his follower Prahlada from pyre while Prahlada’s evil aunt Holika burned.
“Life is full of colours, on this HOLI 2021,
adds more colours to your life, and you enjoy every movement at their brightest shade.
I wish you a very happy HOLI, these colours make your world beautiful.”
Holi is believed to bring an end to all the negative energy around. You might hear quotes like “Bura Na Mano Holi Hai” surrounding you. To add more colour to your celebration here are some memorable and motivating quotes which you can send to your loved ones and add an essence to their Holi celebration.
Holi is the second biggest Hindu festival celebrated in north India | Representational image
Happy Holi 2021: Images, Wishes, Messages, Quotes and WhatsApp status
‘Rang ho ya gulaal, maaro pichkari or rang do lal. Jumho or nacho, khelo masti se kyuki ye hai holi ka toyhar. Have a colourful and joyous Holi!!’
‘On this Holi 2021 make a bonfire of the pride, negativity, and envy and bring in a fresh start.
Happy Holi to all!’
‘With Holika burn what’s evil, depressing and sad. Give a start and welcome the new beginnings with open arms.’
‘Best wishes to you and your family for a Holi filled with sweet moments and memories to cherish for long. Happy Holi 2021’
‘Bright colours, water balloons, lavish gujiyas and melodious songs’ are the ingredients of perfect Holi. Wish you a very happy Holi 2021′
‘Hope you have a colourful day and a colourful life with all kind of right twists in the colour. Happy Holi to you and Family!!’
‘Distance doesn’t matter if the wishers are true. Even though I am very far away but sending all my love for you. Have a wonderful Holi, my love.’
In the region of Mathura & Vrindavan, the festival is usually celebrated in a grand manner where the Hindu deity Lord Krishna grew up, to honour, cherish and remember the holy love and union of Radha and Krishna.
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