What is Lohri festival and how Indian celebrate it?
Lohri is a festival in Punjab but becomes more famous and popular in Haryana, Himachal, and Delhi. Lohri celebrates every year on 13th January when the days become shorter and nights become longer. Lohri is a winter festival. This festival is a culture of Punjab and shows the history and past days of Punjab. It is a personal occasion for Punjab like a wedding or a son birth. Moreover, people enjoy winter by Lohri festival.
Some days before Lohri day small boys and small girls move from door to door and aks for Lohri gifts like money, dung-cakes, and fire-wood. They get all these things for Lohri celebrating the day. On Lohri day at morning, small boys and small girls move on streets door by door and sing the song of Sundri, Mundri, and Dulla Bhatti. Also girls song different songs. Every group has a leader to lead them, and they all funnily sing the songs. The songs are about newly married couples and new birth sons.To return the singers get gifts from people.
At evening, people get more joy. They go to each other’s houses and sing songs, and in every home, they cook, Rice gruel and Sarson Ka Saag that are very special in Lohri festival. The celebrate Lohri together to get more joy, and People make bonfire lighted on streets.Friends, relatives, and neighbors come together, singing songs, and dancing, and eat tasty dishes.
In villages on the day of Lohri, drinking is a common thing for farmers. In Lohri, farmers get more rich maize, paddy, cotton, and sugarcane crops. Moreover, they are pleased. Farmers prepare to give sugarcane juice on the day of Lohri for people. Lohri is a festival of joy, happiness, and togetherness. It makes people eat, drink and enjoy the Lohri day. The rice gruel which people cook on Lohri evening and eat on maghi moring. Punjab celebrates it with lots of joy and hard work up to the end of Lohri festival. There is no complete knowledge about Lohri origin, but it is celebrating on Punjab as a traditional festival. A Punjabi is not Punjabi if they do not honor Lohri, people celebrate it very special on Punjab and also Punjab who are not in their country the celebrate it on anywhere they are.The people of Sindhi community observe this festival as “Lal Loi.”
The Reason behind Lohri Celebration
- People include these points that show the reason behind Lohri celebration.
- Lohri word is considered to derive the word of “loi” that is the name of Kabir.
- Some people said Lohri had originated words of “loh” that is a device of making chapattis.
Other people believe that it originated word is “Holika” who diet on fire.
- Some persons believe that the original name of Lohri is “tilorhi” which is the combination of rorhi and til.
- The Lohri festival is celebrating in many country and many places but a different name and different people.
- In Andhra Pradesh people celebrate it in the name of Bhogi, in Assam, Tamil Nadu and Kerala it celebrates names of Magha Bihu, Pongal, and Tai Pongal.
How Is Lohri Celebrated?
Indian celebrate Lohri with lots of enjoyment and happiness like other Indian festivals.
In Lohri festival, it is a big chance for people to come together and spent some time together. In Lohri festival, people see their friends, family member, relatives. The come along and distributed sweets on this day. People light a bonfire, singing, dancing around the fires while dancing and singing people eat and drink testy foods and drinks. On this day, in the evening a pooja ceremony is held in every household. Lohri is the time when people get the blessing from the almighty by doing parikrama and offering Pooja. In this day people eat foods like Makki ki roti with Sarso ka Saag, gur, gazak, til, moongphali, phoolia, and Prasad. Besides people wear new clothes on Lohri day and perform Bhangra which is Punjabi dance.
Lohri festival is more important for farmers because they believe that it is a financial new year for them. It is also much crucial for new couples and new birth babes. In this festival modern brides get gifts from family members and new brides wear new clothes and declare that they usually wear on their wedding.
Modern-day Lohri Celebration
In past people celebrated Lohri with gifting each other Gajaks, but now people offer chocolate and cake instead of Gajaks. By increasing the threat to the environment and roaring pollution people become more sensitive, and they stop bonfires and keeps the situation clean. They celebrate it with more plants and trees. In modern ways of celebrating Lohri, there are many benefits of environmental pollutions and beauty.
Lohri Wishe :-
“I wish that Warmth of Bonfire,
Sweetness of GUR And REWRI,
Remain with You forever,
Wish you very Happy LOHRI !”
“Sardi ki thartharahat mein,
moongfali, rewari aur gur ki mithas ke saath,
Lohri mubaarak ho pyar, dosti aur
rishtey ki garmahat ke saath!”
“Lohri mei jalti hui agni aapki zindgi ko kar de parkaashmayi, or jaise ye aage ka tej badhe aapki zindgi mei khushiya bhi badhti hi rahe Aap sabhi ko meri taraf se happy lohri to all of you.”
“Lohri ka prakash,
aap ki zindagi ko prakashmayi kar de.
Jaise Jaise lohri ki aag tej ho,
vaise vaise hi apke dukhon ka ant ho.”
“Be Careful From Other Duplicate LOHRI Wishes.
I Am The Only Authorized
ISO 2000-2018 Certified Dealer in LOHRI Wishes.”