Holi is a religious celebration in Hinduism and is incomplete without a Puja. To make your festival complete, you must know all about the Puja so that you don’t miss to do anything. Let’s learn with us.
Holi Puja, 2020:
Holi is a day of playing with colors and doesn’t involve any Puja. Instead, the Puja takes place a day before Holi, on the day of Choti Holi, along with the Holika Dahan.
Where to do Holi Puja?
Puja of the festival of colors can take place anywhere. You can do it at home, in large gatherings, or be a part of it in a nearby Mandir.
What is the right time for the Puja?
Right after the sunset on the day of Choti Holi, the Puja takes place. The muhurat of Puja is most important and not to be compromised. Because in Hinduism, people think that if Puja is done at a wrong time, it can cause false effects of the act.
Find the exact Muhurat of the burning of Holika Dahan in your area here.
Why is Puja compulsory?
People perform this Puja so that all the evil spirits may leave their homes and the world as a whole. So it is compulsory to do it. And Holi celebrations are incomplete without it.
How to do Puja?
Preparations of Puja start many days before the actual day to do it comes. People gather wood logs from important crossroads of the city. In some parts of the world, it is tradition to plant the Holika tree. And in some parts of India, the culture is to stole cow dungs to burn Holika Dahan.
On the day of Choti Holi, people tie up wood logs, dry leaves, and cow dung in the form of a bonfire. They tie the structure of Prahlad and Holika at the top of the structure. Holika is made of combustible material, and Prahlad is made of incombustible material. So when the fire lights, Holika burns, and Prahlad returns alive.
People collect the ash of the fire the next morning and take it to their homes as a source of good luck. They also paste it on their skin and believe that this ash will save them from diseases.
So this is the whole process to celebrate Puja on Holi. Make sure to fulfill all the rituals. We wish you Happy Holi in advance.