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Lohri Festival

12 Jan

A festival of fun and radiance comes with different origins and is celebrated throughout Haryana
and in parts of Punjab, Himachal pradesh and Jammu. This agricultural winter festival marks the end
of winter in the last day of paush, and the beginning of Magha, when the sun changes its course. This
festival is dedicated to the Sun God and fire.

lohri festival 2013

Lohri is tradionally lumped together with harvest of the Rabi crops. People takes rewri, flour, butter ,
peanuts and various food items to places of religious worship to thanks god for a good harvest.

In the morning of lohri day, Children go from door to door singing and nagging the “LOHRI LOOT” in the
form of money and eatables like peanuts, jiggery, til seeds or sweets like gajak etc. They sing in ovation
and devotion of Dulha Bhatti, a Punjabi avatar of Robin Hood who deprived the rich to help the poor.

The folk songs in the evening of Lohri with incredible bonfire ritual make the festival even more
astonishing.

Lohri holds immense importance for farmers. However, the festival of Lohri brings happiness for every
class and age people. Nevertheless, it is specifically for women, men and newly married couples.

On the eve of this, happy and magnificent occasion EASE YOUR TRAVEL wishes you a happy LOHRI.

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5 Comments

Posted by on January 12, 2013 in Events In India

 

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5 responses to “Lohri Festival

  1. Sapna

    January 12, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    Happy Lohri/Sankranti/Pongal!

     
  2. Bikramjit Singh Mann

    January 15, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    Happy lohri .. oh yes Lohri deo ji Lohri .. dullah bhatti wala and all the songs we mugged on the day to get those sweets and money ..

     
    • EaseYourTravel

      January 15, 2013 at 4:21 pm

      you got it rite bikramjit all those traditional songs we use to sing and dnace for the prize which was use to be sweet and money 🙂 🙂 dancing around the bone fire was just amazing 🙂

       

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