Know why the new crop is dedicated to Agnidev on Holika Dahan

new crop is dedicated to Agnidev on Holika Dahan

This question must have been arising in our mind since long that why do we dedicate the new crop to Agnidev on Holika Dahan and what effect does it have on our lives, what do we get by dedicating the new crop to Agnidev on Holika Dahan. How long has this tradition been going on and why is it going on? What is its astrologically significance? This article seeks answers to all these questions.

Holika Dahan has been given a very special place in astrology. The night of Holika Dahan is considered as special as Diwali and Navratri. It is said that divine powers awaken on the nights of Diwali, Navratri and Mahashivratri. Similarly, the divine powers remain awake on the night of Holika Dahan.

Therefore, Holika Dahan is considered very special and on this day people take many measures to please the Gods and Goddesses. This tradition has been going on since ancient times that on this day, Holika Dahan material is wrapped in raw cotton and first worshipped. Only after that Holika Dahan is done. After Holika Dahan, people also circumambulate it seven times. It is believed that by doing this, diseases and sorrows are destroyed and negative powers are eliminated.

Holika is lit in a special way here : Do you know that in many areas of Bihar, Holika Dahan is celebrated in a very special way. Actually, after Holika Dahan, there is a tradition of sacrificing new crops in Bihar. Just as during Havan, people perform Havan by putting incense etc. in the fire, similarly in the fire of Holika also people offer earrings of new crops. After burning Holika, people offer seven ears of new crops like wheat, barley, gram etc. in the fire. Then those burnt earrings are also accepted as Prasad. The reason behind this is quite mythological and also very important according to astrology.

Why do people sacrifice ears of wheat: It has been an ancient tradition that after taking seven rounds of Holika Dahan, people sacrifice seven ears of wheat or barley. He told that in Hindu religion it is believed that the new crop is first offered to God or ancestors and by doing so, there is happiness, peace and prosperity in the family throughout the year. This is the reason why ears of wheat or barley are sacrificed in the fire of Holika Dahan. He told that the purpose behind burning seven ears of wheat is that 7 is an auspicious number and that is why there are 7 days in a week and seven rounds in marriage. Therefore, 7 rounds of Holika fire are made and only 7 ears of wheat are offered in it.

Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only and should not be considered as expert astrological advice.


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