‘Holi’ is celebrated on the day of Phalgun Purnima (last full moon day of the lunar month).Holi, as a festival assumes immense religious importance and marks the onset of Vasant Ritu.
Asaram Bapu, a self-realized saint from India, endearingly called Bapu has explicated the essence and significance of ‘Holi’ and has advised people to celebrate Holi in a manner attuned to the Vedas (ancient Hindu scriptures). Bapu has reiterated during his satsangs (spiritual discourses) that Hindu festivals should be celebrated in the vedic way. This will help in comprehending the rationale of the ‘Rishis’ (Sages) of yore behind establishing the tradition of such festivals. Also, obtain optimum benefits can be derived by celebrating it the right way.
Bapu has mentioned that the ‘Holika dehen’ (Bonfire made for burning the effigy of Holika) should be circumvented 7 times and one should sincerely pray to the Lord for removal of ailments from the body and elimination of evil tendencies from the mind. Bapuji mentions that this bonfire even possesses the power to destroy latent tumor cells of the body.