Sunday, 16 March 2014


                                                       HAPPY HOLI 2014

Date of Holi in 2014 – 17th March 2014

Introduction of Festival
Holi is celebrated from the full moon day (purnima) of the Hindu lunar month of Phalgun until the fifth day (panchami) known as Rang Panchami. Depending on regional variations it is celebrated from two to five days.
It has various names such as Hori, Dolayatra in North India, Shimga, Holi and Hutashani mahotsav, Holikadahan (burning of Holika) in Goa, Konkan and Maharashora, and Kamadahan (burning of desires) in South India. It is also called as Vasantotsav or Vasantagamanotsav that is the festival celebrated to welcome the spring (Vasant) season.
Mythological Significance
Holi gets us close to our religion and our mythology as it is essentially the celebration of various legends associated with the festival. The main legend associated with holi is the legend of Prahlad and Hiranyakshyap. The legend says there once lived a devil and powerful king, Hiranyakshyap who considered himself a god and wanted everybody to worship him. To his great ire, his son, Prahlad began to worship, Lord Vishnu. To get rid of his son, Hiranyakshyap asked his sister, Holika to enter a blazing fire with Prahlad in her lap, as she had a boon to enter fire unscathed. Legend has it that Prahlad was saved for his extreme devotion for the lord while Holika paid a price for her sinister desire. The tradition of burning Holika or the 'Holika dahan' comes mainly from this legend.

 The festival of Holi is also associated with the enduring love between Lord Krishna (an incarnation of Vishnu) and Radha, and Krishna in general. According to legend, the young Krishna complained to his mother Yashoda about why Radha was so fair and he so dark. Yashoda advised him to apply colour on Radha's face and see how her complexion would change. Because of this associated with Krishna, Holi is extended over a longer period in Vrindavan and Mathura, two cities with which Krishna is closely affiliated.  

Astrological Remedies which can be done on Holi

Through various mails and queries many people have asked to share some of the simple astrological remedies which can be done on Holi to get health, wealth, happiness and success in job and profession. I am sharing some of the simple astrological remedies which can be done today.
1.      First of all you can visit a temple in morning and offer abhishek of water on Shiv Linga along with applying little rose color (gulal) or sandalwood paste on Lord Shiva. This will be start of your holi with blessings of Lord Shiva. People who have Narmadeshwar Shiv Linga in their house can offer abhishek to Lord Shiva at their home itself. You can contact our centre for getting energized Narmadeshwar Shiv Linga.
2.      Persons who are in financial trouble or wants to improve their finances on this day should go to a peepal tree (bo tree) at 10’o clock in morning. According to various Shastras, Maa Lakshmi visit peepal tree on every Purnima at around 10’o clock. On this day, you should offer water to peepal tree and if possible lit a sarson (mustard oil) deepak on it and pray to Maa Lakshmi to improve your financial position.
3.      This day is very useful for “Aura Cleaning.” People who think that they are affected by the evil eyes of others, then on this day they should ensure that at any time of the day they got themselves energized through an energy healer (preferably Reiki expert) or they should take normal salt and move it clockwise 7 times from head to toe of all the persons in the family one by one. After this throw this salt in sink or wash basin. It will remove negative energy from your aura.
4.      You should worship Maa Lakshmi in night preferably after sun set by litting a pure ghee lamp and requesting Maa Lakshmi to bless you. Light incense sticks also. You can recite this mantra.
"Om Hrim Shrim Lakshmibhyo Namah"
 Wishing you and your family a very bright, colorful and a joyful holi.
                                           "Happy Holi"

                                 "Jai Shree Krishna"
"Hari Om Tat Sat"
Acharya Vikas Malhotra
Astrologer, Numerologist and Spiritual Healer