Holika Dahan 2022:  Historical importance, shubh mahurat, and the significance 

Before we play Holi with our family and friends, we have to pay respects to Lord. This ritual is called Holika Dahan

Chhoti Holi will be celebrated across India on Thursday (March 17). On this day, people celebrate the victory of good over evil

source : DNA

By lighting the bonfire, people celebrate the triumph of Bhakt Prahlad's faith in the Lord, over the evil intentions of his father Hiranyakashipu and his aunt Holika

King Hiranyakashipu wanted to kill his son Bhakt Prahlad, as he disagrees to become King's devotee and consider him as the Lord.

 Holika possessed a shawl that protects her from fire.but miraculously, the shawl flew away and covered Prahlad, exposing Holika to fire

Puja thali' ready with essentials ingredients are offered to the bonfire during the Holika Dahan Shubh Muhurat.

The shubh mahurat of Holika Dahan falls at Purnima (full moon). So, the pooja starts from 17th March 9:16 PM to 10:16 PM