Lohri-Thursday, 13 January 2022 What is the story of Lohri?
Lohri Festivity When is Lohri 2022? What is the importance of Lohri?
In 2022 Lohri 13 January Thursday. What is story of Lohri? Lohri is the celebration of the arrival of longer days after the winter solstice. Its Celebrated primarily by Sikhs and Hindus in the states of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Jammu. This is one the popular and famous festivals of North India. According to Bikrami calendar It is celebrated 13 th January every year with much enthusiasm. As per the Gregorian calendar, it falls on January 13 every year, a day before Makar Sankranti (which is another popular Hindu festival). Lohri marks the end of the winter season and the beginning of the longer days. Lohri is celebrated to welcome the sun deity (surya) into the northern hemisphere. However, it is traditionally associated with the harvest of rabi crops.
What is the special about Lohri? Why do we celebrate Lohri?
Lohri- New Year for Punjabi farmers. On this day the farmers pray and show gratitude for their crops before the harvesting begins and pray to Lord Agni to bless their land with abundance. Lohri is a festival synonymous with the lighting of the bonfire, eating traditional food, and singing and dancing, but it is celebrated to thank the sun deity and mother earth for a good harvest.
Friends, family, relatives, and neighbours come together, exchange sweets, sing and dance, and have fun. The main attraction of this festival is a huge bonfire which is li and men and women gather around it and sing and perform bhangra and gidda. There are many customs and rituals associated with Lohri; on this day, people gather around the bonfire and offer oblations to the fire as a means to thank God. They offer sesame seeds, jaggery, revari, popcorn, maize seeds as prasad by putting it in the fire while circumambulating the bonfire. They also pray for good health and prosperity.
How to Celebrate Lohri With Your Family? First Lohri -New Bride,New Born
Story of Lohri /First Lohri of new born and new bride in the family is considered very special. She also wears bangles and applies henna (mehendi) on her hands. The new bride also receives a lot of gifts, clothes and jewellery, from her in-laws and friends and family. A baby brings love, happiness in a family, so naturally his first lohri to be special and memorable. The baby and their parents are dressed in their best in festival, friends and relatives family members give fruits, sweets, clothes, ornaments and more gifts to the mother and baby
Here is wishing everyone a very happy Lohri!