Holi is one of India’s most important Hindu festivals. The auspicious festival is observed in various parts of the world for many days. People in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, and other northern Indian states celebrate Rang Panchami. The auspicious day of Rang Panchami falls on Friday, April 2 this year.
According to Drik Panchang, Rang Panchami tithi will begin at 10:59 a.m. on April 1 and end at 8:15 a.m. on April 2. The day falls on the Panchami Tithi of Phalguna, Krishna Paksha (as per the Amavasyant calendar) and Panchami Tithi, Chaitra, Krishna Paksha (as per the Hindu calendar) (as per the Purnimant calendar)
On the day of Rang Panchami, according to Hindu mythology, the holi celebrations come to an end. The day also honours the life of the Panch Tatva, or the five elements of existence, as the name implies. Water, Air, Land, Sky, and Fire are the tatvas or elements. Each of these elements has a distinct role to play in one’s own life.
When the holy fire is lit, it is believed that all negative characteristics, including Tamsic and Rajasic traits, are extinguished. These negative characteristics are thought to hinder one’s path to Moksha, or liberation from the cycle of birth, life, and death. So, once these negative traits are eliminated, only Sattvic Guna remains, which is positive in nature.