Holi 2024: For this reason cow dung cakes are burnt on Holi, know its importance!


Holi is a very popular festival in India, which is one of the major festivals of Hindus. Holi is a two-day festival, which starts with Holika Puja and Holika Dahan. Holika Dahan is performed on the full moon day of Phalgun month. It is believed that the fire of Holika Dahan on this day destroys negative energies. There is a tradition of burning cow dung cakes in this fire because burning cow dung cakes on this day is considered to have special significance.

The religious importance of burning cow dung cakes:

In Hindu religion, cow is considered highly revered and it is believed that all the gods reside in the cow. Therefore, it is believed that burning cow dung cakes or cakes removes negative energy. For this reason, cakes made from cow dung are also used in religious rituals.

For Holika Dahan, big pots are made from cow dung. Small round balls are made from cow dung with a hole in the middle and dried in the sun and many garlands are made from them. Then these garlands are burnt in the fire of Holika. It is believed that burning them removes troubles from the house.

The scientific significance of burning cow dung cakes:

During the festival of Holi, the weather is usually cool, and the beginning of the summer season is imminent. At this time there is such an environment in which different types of bacteria start growing. These bacteria can be harmful to our health. Cow dung contains elements that purify the environment. Therefore, burning cow dung cakes kills harmful bacteria, thereby purifying the environment.