Bhopal. Auspicious rites stop in Holashtak, which begins eight days before the festival of Holi. Due to the belief that Holashtak is considered inauspicious, auspicious rites are not performed for eight days. It is considered best to worship during this time. Holashtak is starting from March 2, which will be till March 9 i.e. Holika Dahan. According to the scriptures, Holashtak is considered from Ashtami to Purnima of Shukla Paksha of Falgun month.
Holi Dahan will be celebrated with great pomp on the next day after Holika Dahan on March 9. According to the legend of Rajdhari astrologers, according to the legend, the devotee Prahlada was tortured by his father Hiranyakashipu for eight days. Throwing them down the mountain, leaving them among wild animals, setting them in a living fire to burn, was tortured like death.
But by the grace of Lord Vishnu, the devotee Prahlada's hair was not deterred. The eight days in which Prahlada was tortured, he is known as Holashtak. The auspicious rites that are forbidden to be performed in Holashtak include marriage, christening and shaving of the Mundan, building construction, havan-yajna, job-occupation, building, vehicle shopping etc. In Holashtak, auspicious results are obtained by performing puja-archana, Katha, sermon, bhajan, aarti, charity and charity etc.