Lohri is one of the popular festivals of northern India especially Punjab. This is a harvest festival that marks the end of winter. All Punjabis celebrate Lohri with lots of love and enthusiasm. Lohri festival falls on 13 January 2012, Lohri is celebrated in the evening before Makar Sankranti . Lohri Festival is celebrated with great pomp in North India. At this time Earth starts moving towards the sun marking the auspicious period of Uttarayan. This is also an auspicious occasion to commemorate the birth of a new baby as well as the arrival of new bride in the family.
As per the Hindu religion, it is believed that whatever we donate something in fire, it directly reach to our God and ancestors. On the day of Lohri, the swinging crops from farm are brought home, and then it is burnt in fire. Dancing and singing people move around it and do a thanks giving. Here also, there is a different style of worshiping God.
Punjabi people are traditionally hard working farmers. Their winter crop of wheat is sown in autumn and is ready in April. In January, the fields are covered in green, lush wheat plants, billowing in the wind. The farmers celebrate the health of the crop and pray for a good harvest. Indian Sweets such as peda, mewa sweets, motichoor laddoo etc are available in abundance number in this section. Along with sweets, you can opt for crunchy dryfruits and assorted sweets. Your dear ones will definitely enjoy having these palatable food items.
The festival of Lohri is celebrated just an evening before Makar Sankranti and, the festival has a direct relation astrologically with the sun entering in Capricorn sign. Sun it is a factor of fire and power. So, on this festival fire should be worshipped. The farmers celebrate this festival as Lohri, in order to make their Gods happy and thank for the Rabi crop. On the eve of this happy occasion, wish you all a very happy Lohri.
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