Holi is a festival of colors celebrated across the nation every year with great pomp and show. During the festival, people play with colors and distribute sweets to celebrate brotherhood and love for each other. A day before the Holi festival Holika Puja is performed, where several deities are worshiped to bring happiness, prosperity and wealth in the family.
According to Hindu mythology, Holika was a demoness who was burnt to death with the aid of Lord Vishnu. She was the sister of demon king Hiranyakashipu and the paternal aunt of Prahlad. The story of Holika Dahan symbolizes the victory of good over evil. Thus on this day till date,holika is burnt to mark the end of evil thoughts and to get rid of all your sins. Devotees ask for good things at the time of holikadahan and their wishes come true.
Benefits of Holika Puja
Apart from spiritual and mythological benefits, performing holika puja comes with a host of health benefits as well, they are:
- The fire that comes after Holika Dahan is said to purify body and air.
- Heat that comes from the holikadahan pyre burns all the bacteria and insects.
- In south India, people mix the ashes of holikadahan to the sandalwood paste and apply it on their forehead as it is said to have many health benefits.
Awakee will provide you with the most experienced and knowledgeable ‘Pandits’ for Holika Puja so that you celebrate the festival with all the rituals and evoke the blessings of the Lord for you and your family. The Holika Pujan, a day before Holiwill be done as per the vedic procedures, rituals and shubhpujanmuhurat, thus adhering to the age old customs of Holika Puja.
You can book your Holika Puja for home and office in advance as per the Shubh-Muhurat for yourself and for your loved ones to make sure that they are blessed with health, wealth and prosperity on this festival of lights.