What is Holaastak
Holashtak is an unfavorable period of eight days before the festival of Holi for certain Hindu communities in North India.
What should be avoided on Holaastak?
It is considered inauspicious to perform auspicious ceremonies during the period like marriage, house warming, buying land, important investments or any of the Hindu sanskars. People of certain community also avoid starting of new business etc, entering partnerships, anything generally considered auspicious is avoided during this period.
Holaastak Dates for 2021
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.
Holashtak 2021 dates are – Holashtak begins on 21st March 2021 and ends on 28th March 2021. These days are considered ideal for performing Dhaan – alms giving.
Some of the things that should not be done during HolaAstak are –