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Holashtak 2018 dates

Holashtak is an inauspicious period of eight days before Holi festival for certain Hindu communities in North India. Holashtak 2018 dates are – Holashtak begins on February 23 and ends on March 1. It is considered inauspicious to perform auspicious ceremonies during the period like marriage, housewarming or any of the sanskars. People of certain community also avoid starting of new business etc. The day is considered ideal for performing Dhaan – alms giving.

What are avoided during Holashtak?

Marriage (विवाह )
Mundan (मुंडन )
House Warming (गृह प्रवेश )
Starting construction of new house (भवन का शिलान्यास )
New Business (नया बिज़नेस )
New Vehicle (नया वाहन )
Buying anything new (कोई नयी वास्तु खरीदना )

Holashtak begins on the ashtami or the eighth of the Shukla Paksha or waxing phase of moon in Phalgun month in Hindu calendar followed in North India and ends on Phalgun Purnima or full moon day.

Offer prayers to Bhagavan Vishnu during the period is considered highly meritorious.

Vishnu is offered fragrance, flowers, fruits and naivedya (bhog).

The Daan performed during the period helps in alleviating various troubles in life.

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