Holashtak starts from 22 March i.e. from today …
The time till 8 days before Holi festival is known as Holashtak. According to the belief, due to increasing negativity of the planets during Holashtak, the effect of negative energy in the atmosphere lasts for eight days, in this case Holashtak is starting from 22 March. At the same time, Holashtak ends on the day of Holika Dahan (Holika Dahan 2021: 28 March).
According to experts, due to the weakening of the planetary constellation, the decision-making ability of the person decreases during this period. Puja recitation during Holashtak has special significance. There is a change in the weather at the time of Holashtak, so it is important to keep the routine quite disciplined.
The beginning of Holashtak i.e. on March 22 will be the Ashtami date of the Shukla Paksha of Phalgun month. At this time, the Moon will be seated in Gemini and Adra Nakshatra will also be there on this day. On the other planets and zodiac signs, Rahu and Mars in Taurus, Ketu in Scorpio, Guru and Saturn in Capricorn, Mercury in Aquarius and Sun and Venus in Pisces will be there.
Holashtak 2021: What not to do in Holashtak
According to Pandit Sunil Sharma, there is no marriage auspicious time during Holashtak, so one should not do auspicious work like marriage on these days. Apart from this, one should not even enter a new house in these days. It is considered better not to do Bhoomi Poojan these days. Whereas newlyweds are advised to stay in the maiden these days.
In all, there are 16 types of rites described in Hinduism, none of these rites should be performed during this period. If unfortunately someone dies these days, peace is also done for his funeral. Along with this, any kind of havan, yagya deeds are also not done during these times.
Holashtak 2021: What to do in Holashtak
According to the belief, during Holashtak, a special virtue of worship is attained. During this time, there is a rapid change in the weather. Therefore it is advisable to adopt a disciplined routine. Cleanliness and catering should be taken care of in Holashtak. During this time one should worship Lord Vishnu.
According to Pandit GD Dixit, even though it is forbidden to do auspicious works in Holashtak, you can worship your deity in these days. Fasting also gives you virtuous results. In these days, you can also get benefit by donating money to the needy as per the ceremonial work of religion and according to your desire and ability.
5 Tips for Holashtak: Learn what to do …
1. For success in career
If you want to progress in your career, then do this remedy in Holashtak. Get the Havan done with barley sesame and sugar at home or office. It is believed that doing so will eliminate all the obstacles in your career.
2. For a happy life
If you have a lot of miseries in your life, then start reciting Hanuman Chalisa and Vishnu Sahastranam in Holashtak. It is believed that doing so will end all your sufferings. And happiness will be happiness in life.
3. For the receipt of money
If you are financially weak or have a lot of money, then take this remedy in Holashtak. Perform Havan in your home with Kanar flowers, lump light, yellow mustard and jaggery. It is believed that by doing this, all the problems related to money will be overcome, as well as there will be benefit in matters related to property.
4. For children
If a couple is not getting children, then they should worship at Ladash Gopal’s Vidhan Vidhi in Holashtak. During this period, also do havan in which pure ghee and sugar candy are used. It is believed that by doing this, the child also gets children.
5. For good health
For your good health, you should chant the Mahamrityunjaya Mantra in Holashtak. After doing this chanting, do not forget to do havan with Googal. According to belief, by doing this, one gets relief from incurable disease.