Wednesday, January 12, 2011

PUNJABI FESTIVAL"LOHRI


THIS THE FESTIVAL OF PUNJABI SO I TELL ALL U ABOUT THIS FESTIVAL
The history of Lohri, a seasonal festival of North India is as old as that of story of Indus Valley civilization itself. The Festival of Lohri marks the beginning of the end of winter and the coming of spring and the new year
The Bonfire Customs & Tradition

In the evening, with the setting of the sun, huge bonfires are lit in the harvested fields and in the front yards of houses and people gather around the rising flames, circle around (parikrama) the bonfire and throw puffed rice, popcorn and other munchies into the fire, shouting "Aadar aye dilather jaye" (May honor come and poverty vanish!), and sing popular folk songs.


This is a sort of prayer to Agni, the fire god, to bless the land with abundance and prosperityLohri - the popular bonfire festival of North India is celebrated on 13th January every year. As the date of Lohri is decided according to the position of the sun its date remains fixed.


 Lohri marks the coldest day of winter. People of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Delhi joyfully pass it by dancing around the sacred bonfires

. Lohri Festival gives some respite to the people as it marks the end of tough winter season.
Lohri celebrations are marked by traditional songs and dances.
People dress up nicely on the long-awaited bonfire festival. Lohri calls for family get-togethers and lavish dinners with sarson ka saag & makki ki roti. The day ends with prayers for a good harvest



AS i already posted the recipe in my blog So for recipe read here
HAPPY LOHRI











52 comments:

  1. very informative post...still drooling ..
    Tasty appetite

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  2. Wow!!!lovely worth reading post.

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  3. Happy Lohri to u and ur family, never know about this festival..thanks for sharing..

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  4. Happy lohri to you and yr family

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  5. Happy Lohiri to you and your family!

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  6. Happy Lohiri to you and your family Santoshji..very nice post!

    US Masala

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  7. Happy Lohiri to you and your family Santhoji...Very informative post.

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  8. Happy Lohri yo you and your Near & Dear ones. Have a great time.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  9. I have such fond memories of Lohri celebration back in Pune.Thanks for bringing it all back,Santoshji :) I wish you & yours a very happy lohri. Loved sarson ka saag & makki di roti,my all time favorite !!!

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  10. Nice to know about Lohri. Happy Lohri!

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  11. Thanks for this informative post and Happy Lohri to you...

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  12. Happy Lohri to you!!.....one of my best memories of India is the Lohri Celebration....with my husband, we were invited to a home to celebrate this beautiful tradition....Thanks for bringing me back good memories!!.......Abrazotes, Marcela

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  14. Happy Lohri to you and family Santosh. please pass on this makke ki roti and sarshon da shaag to me.

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  15. Wishing you a happy lohri !!!
    very informative post.

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