Holika Dahan a day before Holi

As you all know that we all celebrate Holika Dahan a day before Holi but very few people know the reason behind that.

What is the story behind this sentence?

Holika Dahan is the story of Hiranyakashipu and his son Prahlad. Hiran Kashyap had taken the boon of being immortal by appeasing the gods.

And after that he became an atheist. He tortured his subjects and told them that they should not worship any god, only chant his name.

When Hiranakashyap’s son Prahlad started going to study, his guru asked him to chant the name of Hiranyakashipu, but Prahlad always chanted the name of Lord Vishnu.

Hiranyakashipu felt very bad about this thing, he felt that everyone would do this after seeing his son and he decided to kill his son.

Even after many efforts, when no one could kill Prahlad, then Hiranyakashipu took the help of his sister Holika.

Holika had a boon that she would never burn in the fire, so she decided that she would take Prahlad in her lap and sit in the fire.

As soon as he sat in the fire, Prahlad started chanting the name of Lord Vishnu And thus nothing happened to Prahlad in that fire but Holika who was sitting in the fire with evil desire gets completely burnt.

So this was a short summary of the story.

Happy holi everyone.



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