Holashtak 2023: Here is why it is considered inauspicious, things to avoid doing during this period
Holashtak 2023: Here is why it is considered inauspicious, things to avoid doing during this period

We all are excited for Holi. The festival of Holi is in March. The festival of Holi has great importance in Sanatan Dharma. According to the Panchang, Holika Dahan takes place on the full moon of Shukla Paksha in the month of Phalgun and Holi is played on the next day on the Pratipada of Chaitra month. On Holi people plays with colors and water.

Before Holi, Holashtak takes place for 8 days. Then Holashtak ends with Holika Dahan. It is customary that no auspicious work is done during the 8 days of Holashtak. If someone does auspicious work in these days, then he may have to face problems, so due to this one should avoid doing any kind of auspicious work during the Holikastak. Holashtak is starting this year and there are some things which you need to avoid during Holi.

Beginning of Holashtak 2023

This year Holika Dahan will be done on March 7, 2023. Whereas Holi will be played on 8th March. Holashtak takes place 8 days before Holi, so this year Holashtak is starting on 28th February and will last till 7th March.

Here is why auspicious work is not performed on Holashtak

According to the mythology, It is said that once Kamadeva, who is called the God of love, broke the penance of Mahadev. Angered by this, Mahadev had burnt Kamdev to ashes on the Ashtami date of Phalgun . After that, Kamdev's wife Rati worshiped Shiva and prayed to revive Kamdev. Impressed by the prayers of Rati, Shiva accepted Rati's request.  So the time Mahadev accepted the request of Rati, considered the end of Holastak. It is celebrated with joy and it ends on the day Holika Dahan. Therefore the duration of 8 days consider in auspicious. 

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