According to the Hindu calendar, Holika Dahan will be done on Sunday, 28 March, on this day; Holika Dahan’s Muhurta is on the full moon from 6:37 pm to 8:56 pm. According to the Hindu calendar, on March 29, in the Pratipada date of the Krishna Paksha of Phalgun month, Holi will be played.
The legend behind Holika Dahan is the story of Asura Kingdom Hiranyakashipu and his son Prahlada, who was an ardent devotee of Lord Vishnu.
Hiranyakashipu was the king of the Asura and his son was an ardent devotee of God. This was not liked by Hiranyakashipu at all. He did not want Prahlad to worship Lord Vishnu, so he repeatedly stopped Prahlad from worshiping him.
Despite the repeated refusal of Hiranyakashipu, Prahlad did not allow any shortcoming in his devotion, he used to worship Lord Vishnu with a sincere heart.
Distressed by Prahlad’s devotion, Hiranyakashipu decided to give death to Prahlad.
Hirayankashipu used to try to kill Prahald again and again but Lord Shree Hari would protect Prahlad again and again.
Hirayankashipu then called his sister Holika. Holika had a sheet that Agni could not even touch after covering it, which she received after performing the harsh penance of Lord Shir Hari Kripa After wearing the sheet (chadar), Prahald sat in the place of fire with his on his lap, but by Shri Hari Kripa the sheet was removed from Holika and came on Prahlada, and Holika was burnt to ashes and Prahlad survived.