According to Hindu rituals, Holika Dahan or Choti Holi is to be performed during Pradosh Kaal or the time after sunset. The reason behind the ritual is that Bhadra prevails during first half of Purnimasi Tithi and all the good deeds of once should be avoided during the Bhadra Tithi. Hence one is adviced to perform the Holika Dahan after sunset.
There are various factors that decide the mahurat of Holika Dahan.
The utmost importance is given to Pradosh while Purnimasi Tithi is prevailing and Bhadra is over. If in case the period of Bhadra collapses with Pradosh but the period finishes before midnight, accordingly then Holika Dahan should be performed after Bhadra period ends.
Meanwhile, if Bhadra period gets over after midnight it is adviced to perform Holika Dahan during Bhadra period, specifically Bhadra Panchcha. Bhadra Mukha is considered to be the most inauspicious period for performing Holika Dahan and should never ever perform the same under any circumstances. This brings bad luck and loss to an individualâ€™s health and career.
The effect of Holika Dahan in wrong Mahurat affects your life the most. The same is not with the Puja vidhi and Puja preparation of the other festivals.;While it becomes utmost important to follow the right Mahurat.
Team AskGanesha advices you all to take proper measures and choose the best Mahurat for performing the Puja this year. And in no circumstances we advice our readers, followers and well wishers to perform Puja in Bhadra Mukha Mahurat for bad luck.
May Lord Ganesha bless you all!Holika Dahan 2015: Right Mahurat for Puja by Astrologer Swati