Holika was Hiranyakashipu's sister and tried to kill Prahlad. Then, why do women observe holika vrata and worship holika wood before lightning fire in it?

Note: Poornima also falls on the Holi day but women observe vrata for Holika along with monthly Poornima vrata.

  • As far as I know, my mother used to worship before lightning the wood. But She used to worship Prahalad (Great Bhakta of Vishnu) not Holika. Also I have never hard of Holika fasting. – Devang Mar 22 at 19:40

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