Choti Holi falls on the 20th March 2019…followed by Rangwali Holi the next day i.e. on the 21st of march 2019 ..
According to Hindu scriptures Holika Dahan, which is also known as Chhoti Holi, should be done during Pradosh Kaal (the twilight time , that starts immediately after sunset) . It is important that Purnimasi Tithi should be prevailing during that time and Bhadra period should be avoided.
Bhadra prevails during first half of Purnimasi Tithi and all good work should be avoided during Bhadra period.
Bhadra Punchha = 17:24 to 18:25 Bhadra Mukha = 18:25 to 20:07
REMEDIES TO BE DONE DURING HOLIKA DAHAN :
Take a coconut which has brown fibers in the outside and has water in it. Now take a black thread which is equal to your height. wrap the thread around the coconut and tie it. After that rotate it anti clockwise ( from left hand side to right hand side of the person whose utara or energy cleansing it being done). This has to be done seven times as these 7 anti clockwise rotation represents the cleansing of the 7 main chakras of the person.
After that , throw it in Holika bonfire . take seven circles of the holiday clockwise, bow to the Divine and mentally pray that all your negatives are absorbed in the coconut and is destroyed in the fire , the energy is transmuted to positive energy and for your highest good.
You should do this for each member of your family , as any kind of blockages in life, psychic attacks, evil eye (Nazar dosh) all get destroyed in the fire…
Make a paste of wheat flour and mustard oil and apply it on your body, scrub this paste on your body and collect the scrub that was rubbed in the body, keep it on a paper and fold it. while scrubbing this paste mentally pray that you are releasing all your blockages, negative karmas through this scrub and it is being released from your Mind, Body and Soul..
Throw this paper on the Holika fire and seek the Divine blessings to protect you in your life from any health issues and negative impacts , blockages in life..
WHAT TO DO AFTER HOLIKA FIRE IS BURNED COMPLETELY:
The next day or late at night , take the ashes from the Holika fire remnant and apply it as ‘Teeka’ on forehead of each member of the family. This ash is very purified and has powerful manifestations in life and helps in protecting the person who puts it on his forehead and spreads it in his/her house. This also helps in releasing health issues of a person…
The next day , is Rangwali Holi i.e. Holi played with colors…
In the morning , offer dry colors, sandal wood paste , ashtgandh paste, flowers to the Divine Supreme and all the Gods and Goddesses, your Iisht Devi / Devtas … Offer sweets , gujiyas , green cardamom, cloves, jaggery , Pua’s to the Divine
Offering Holi to Radha – Krishna blesses one with Divine eternal love and happiness in life … and then apply Holy Teeka to each member of the family…
Use organic and natural colors , also playing hold with sandal wood paste , Multani mud, coolers made from flowers and fruits can bring immense joy and radiance in your life..
In the evening , one wears new clothes and offers a little color on the feet of al the elders of the family and seeks their blessings… This is how the festival culminates…
Holi is a festival of love and joy.. it is believed that even the worst of enemies forget their enmity and play Hold with each other forgetting their enmity… By doing this , the entire coming year is blessed with Love and Light for the people who participate in the celebration…