Holika Dahan, Holikotsav or Chotti Holi - An Event before Holi 2011


In this article, you will know details about Holika Dahan, which is an event on the day before Holi. Read the resource for more details.

Holika Dahan is the most important event. It takes place on the day before Holi. Holika Dahan is like a festival in a festival in which people like fire with old sticks, leaves etc. and burn old things like agricultural waste, wood etc. The legend about Holika Dahan is that there was a demon called Holika. She was the sister of Hiranyakashipu.

She was the aunt of young Prahlad but wanted to kill her. But she gets killed and Prahlad was saved by Lord Agni. In this context, Holika Dahan is celebrated as the end of the old Hindi year. The day next to Holika Dahan is Holi, which is celebrated as the beginning of the new Hindi year. Oher names of Holika Dahan are Holikotsav or Chhoti Holi. It is celebrated as a means in which people pledge to make their new Hindi year a better one and sincerely apologize for their mistreats, if any.


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