February 22 : The famous and auspicious festival of colors Holi 2020 will be a part of our lives by next month – March 10, 2020. But before, we have to move past the short period of unfavorable times in life and this is termed as the Holashtak 2020. The time of Holashtak, falls on March 3, 2020 and is considered as inauspicious by many Indian communities in North India.
Holashtak refers to the eight-day period just before the celebrations of Holi. According to the Purnimanta Hindu calendar followed in North India, Holashtak starts from the ‘Ashtami’ (8th day) of the ‘Shukla Paksha’ (the period of the bright fortnight of moon) and continues till the ‘Purnima’ (full moon day) of the ‘Falgun’ month.
The Holashtak Important Timings to keep a note of
Sunrise: March 03, 2020 6:50 am
Sunset: March 03, 2020 6:27 pm
Ashtami Tithi begins on March 02, 2020, 12:53 pm and ends by March 03, 2020, 1:50 pm
Additional Information: The above panchang is generated for Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh. To change the date and place, go to Panchang
Significance of Holashtak 2020
It is generally encouraged that Daan is given on this day. It is celebrated in full enthusiasm in places like Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Bihar, Punjab, and Himachal Pradesh. On the last day of the Holashtak observance, the festival of Holika Dahan will be celebrated and then it will be followed by Holi.
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