Lohri is an enjoyable and favorite festival renowned by those people who belong to Punjabi culture. This wonderful and entertaining festival is renowned in the evening time of 13th January every year. Lohri festival initiated from the Punjab state and at the present time it is highly appreciated in the whole nation and outside wherever people who belongs to Punjab are living.
Tradition and Celebrations – Lohri Festival Information
In the celebration of Lohri Festival, all members of the family light fire and sit all around the fire. The Lohri festival begins when the whole family members shape a circle all around the burning fire and begin rotating all around it. This circling of the family members all around the burning fire is acknowledged as ‘Agni Ke Phere’. Even as circling all around the fire they speak softly an exact Mantra known as ‘Gayatri Mantra’ or in deep culture of Punjab they speak like “ishwar aaye dalidar jaaye, dalidar di jad chulhe ch paaye”. With every round they forfeit a combination of 5 safe to eat elements. As every round is finished they put the combination in the fire by noisily saying ‘Swaha’ while forfeiting. This is recognized as ‘Aahuti’. The process of circling all around the file is repeated for 7 times.
Lohri Celebration – Family Members and Kid’s
After performing this ceremony, kids start dance all around the fire and play and sing with each other. As the condition of weather is somewhat cold in this festival season so all the members enjoy. The members of family sit all together all around the burning fire and they talk sing and have too much fun while getting pleasure from the wonderful taste of the mixture which is left behind after forfeiting it in the burning fire. This outstanding stuff is acknowledged as ‘Prasad’ and this prasad is treated with high opinion thinking it as the God’s fruit. There are many people belongs to Punjab makes this mixture from “Mungfali”, “Rewari”, “Gajak”, Popcorn(Fulle) and “Khazoor”.
Wonderful Lohri Celebration of Newly Wedded Couples
A person who belongs to Punjabi families, this Lohri festival is very important festival and all Punjabi loves to celebrate this festival. In the culture of Indian marriage, this festival is treated as the spiritual act and the recently wedded wife is understood as a lucky thing from God. Bearing this thought in their mind all members of the family who are associated to newly wedded couples rejoice the Lohri by giving grand parties. People are invited and the arrangement of proper dinner is prearranged. After enjoying Lohri, i.e. after ‘Agni Ke Phere’ and the process of ‘Aahuti’, all the people give their good wishes and blessing to newly wedded couples along with some gifts. Kids dance and sing all around the fire and everybody gets pleasure from the wonderful evening of this Lohri festival.
Rituals of Lohri Festival – Happy Lohri 2017
The ritual of this amazing Lohri festival is somewhat old but also at the present time it is enjoyed with the similar enthusiasm and respect by all the people who belong to Punjabi culture in the whole world. This festival enjoyed in the time of winter and the environment is freezing. So all and sundry loves to sit close the fire. Also, it makes them feel relaxed and comfortable.