Friday, January 14, 2011

Happy Lohri

Lohri is celebrated on the 13th day of January every year, which falls in the month of Poush or Magh according to the Hindu calender. The festival precedes the auspicious day of Makar Sankranti. The Lohri Festival bring together people from every caste and community, enhancing brotherhood and social interaction. The Lohri Festival of Punjab is truly a festival for the mass.Lohri is essentially a festival dedicated to fire and the sun god. It is the time when the sun transits the zodiac sign Makar (Capricorn), and moves towards the north. In astrological terms, this is referred to as the sun becoming Uttarayan. Fire is associated with concepts of life and health.













The exciting harvest festival - Lohri in Punjab is one of the greatest festivals of the state. The people of Punjab show their gratitude to god for providing them with the rich resources. The festival gets a different flavor with traditional folk songs and dances like the Bhangra, Giddha etc. They dance and sing around the bonfires and children are treated with gifts, money, eatables etc. as they roam around from door to door, singing praises of Dulla Bhatti.





WISHING YOU ALL HAPPY LOHRI AND MAKARSANKRANTI

6 comments:

  1. :) i like the look of your blog... it's a nice space...


    happy lodhi/makar sankaranti to u too...
    though the culture and the customs may be different- ultimately we are bonded by thought! down south, Lodhi is celebrated as Pongal (which can roughly be translated as 'point of boil of the rice').. but it's the harvest festival of people here at tamil nad... :)

    great blog...

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  2. Welcome to My Blog :)
    I am very happy that you liked my blog ..
    I am totally agree with you that ''our culture and traditions are different but ultimately we are bounded by thoughts''

    Thanks for telling about the Pongal and visiting here :)
    I hope that you will visit here again..

    Keep Smiling :-)

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  3. Happy Lohri to u too dear... very colour full post..thnx for sharing....
    BEST WISHES.....irfan.

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  4. @Irfan
    Thanks a lot for your wishes :-)

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  5. @ sm
    Welcome to my blog ...
    Thanks sm :-)
    Happy lohri to u too :-D

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