The festival of Holi is celebrated with great pomp all over the country. In this festival of colors, everyone is seen singing and dancing with fun. This year the festival of Holi is falling on 18th March, a day before that Holika Dahan is on 17th March. Holika Dahan also has a special mythological significance. It is said that with a sincere mind and proper worship, all sorrows are burnt to ashes in the fire of Holika. So let us know what special things should be included in Holika Dahan and what is the proper method of worshiping Holika Dahan...
Essential Worship Material for Holika Dahan
Holika made of cow dung
sweet dish or fruit
Method of Holika Dahan Puja
Before Holika Dahan at night, worship Holika with rituals during the day. First of all, after applying turmeric, roli and gulal on Holika, offer flowers, raw cotton, batashe, sweet things etc. Then circumambulate around Holika 7 times. After that offer water. It is believed that worshiping Holika before combustion is very fruitful. This also removes your planetary defects.
At the same time, in the evening, at the time of Holika Dahan, all the family members should sit around Holika and put wheat earring, whole moong in the burning fire. Also papad, green gram should be roasted. After this, the younger ones of the house should touch the feet of their elders and give them roasted wheat grains. This increases mutual love and strengthens the relationship.