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Lohri 2022 | Famous Sikh Festival

We all know that Lohri is one of the most famous festivals in the Sikh Community. Like every festival, all the family members and friends gather together and celebrate this festival with joy and enthusiasm. On this day people distribute sweets. On this festival people fire the wood, and Upple with singing and performing dance on Punjabi Lohri song around the fire, people throw Jaggery, Revdi, sugar-candy, and sesame in the fire. Folk songs and folk dances are organized on Lohri.  Beautiful Gifts are given to daughters and daughters-in-law on this day. On the occasion of this day, people organize worship ceremonies in their homes in the evening. The Lohri festival is celebrated by the Sindhi people as Lal Loi.

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Significance of Lohri Festival:-

Lohri marks the end of the winter season. Hence it is a seasonal festival that is celebrated at the time of Makar Sankranti after the winter season. It is also an important festival and day for farmers. You all will know that Lohri is mainly a festival of Punjabis because people believe that this festival was a Punjabi whose name was Dulla Bhatti. It is celebrated in his memory. By the way, there are many other reasons to celebrate Lohri, which we have explained below. By the way, Punjabis celebrate this festival every year on 13th January with full enthusiasm and gaiety. Many people also believe that this festival is celebrated on the day when the days become shorter and the nights longer.

 

When is Lohri?:-

According to the Hindu calendar, Lohri is usually celebrated on 13 January every year. That is, it is celebrated a day before Makar Sankranti. People believe that this festival signifies that according to the Hindu calendar, the month of Magha is about to begin and the Hindu month Paush, which is the coldest month of the year, is about to end. This is the reason that many people celebrate this festival as Maghi festival.

 

Why is the Lohri festival celebrated?:-

There are many stories related to the history of Lohri, the most famous of which is Dulla Bhatti, who saved 2 girls from kidnappers. He even took care of them like his own daughters and decided to make them married with a good family and he got them married.

Lohri is celebrated every year by remembering the sacrifice of Sati. According to the Puranas, when Prajapati Daksha had despised Shiva, the husband of his daughter Sati, and his daughter surrendered herself to the fire for not including her son in the Yagya. Since that day, Lohri is celebrated every year as a form of repentance and for this reason, gifts are given to the married daughter of the house on this day and honor her by inviting her for food etc. In this happiness, makeup items are distributed to all married women.

How is the Lohri festival celebrated?:-

We all know that Lohri is a special festival of Punjabis, but this festival is celebrated with pomp like any other festival all over India. Like every festival, all the family members and friends gather together and celebrate this festival with joy and enthusiasm. On this day people distribute sweets. On this festival, people fire the wood, Upple and while singing and dancing on Punjabi Lohri song around the fire, people throw jaggery, Revadi, sugar-candy, and sesame in the fire. On the occasion of this day, people organize worship ceremonies in their homes in the evening.

At this time, people worship and do circumambulation and seek blessings from God. According to their customs, on the day of Lohri, people eat mustard greens, jaggery, Gajak, sesame, groundnut, Phuliya, and other food items like cornbread with prasad. Apart from this, people wear new clothes on this day and also do the Bhangra, which is a dance of the people of Punjab. For the farmers, this day is considered as the beginning of the new financial year. Because farmers bring their crops home on this day. This festival is celebrated more in Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, and north India, and this day is also celebrated as New Year.

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History of Lohri:-

There are many stories related to the history of Lohri, the most famous of which is Dulla Bhatti. It is said that he was famous among the poor during the rule of Mughal Emperor Akbar, as he used to take money from the rich and distribute it among the poor. According to the stories, he once saved 2 girls from kidnappers. He even took care of them like his own daughters and decided to make them married with a good family and he got them married. Another story belongs to Mrs. Loi, the wife of Saint Kabir, it is said that this festival is celebrated in her memory. That is why this festival is also called Loi.

According to the Puranas, when Prajapati Daksha had despised Shiva, the husband of his daughter Sati, and his daughter surrendered herself to the fire for not including her son in the Yagya. Since that day, Lohri is celebrated every year as a form of repentance and for this reason, gifts are given to the married daughter of the house on this day and respected.

Happy Lohri Wishes:-

During this festival, people love to share their best wishes with each other through phone messages, Chatting Apps, Facebook, and handmade greeting cards. We also see that many of the families visit their relatives with pretty gifts to wish them best wishes.

 

Happy Lohri Images:-

On this auspicious festival, all the people look for the best images messages, or photos over the internet to share with their relatives and loved ones. It gives happiness when we receive such Happy Lohri images messages from our well-wishers.

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