Holika Dahan is celebrated on the night before Holi.
Festival is named after Holika, a demoness who was defeated by the god Vishnu.
Holika Dahan is therefore seen as a symbol of the triumph of good over evil.
It is also associated with the arrival of spring and the renewal of life.
People gather around the bonfires to sing and dance, and to offer prayers to the gods.
It is a time for forgiveness, reconciliation, and renewal of relationships.
The bonfires are made from wood, cow dung cakes, and other materials.
It is believed that Shiva destroyed the demon Tripurasura on this day.
It is an important festival in India, particularly in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and Haryana.
Holika Dahan is also celebrated by Hindus in other parts of the world, including Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh.
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