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Why we celebrate Lohri ? Know the reason behind burning fire on Lohri and some special things related to the festival

The festival of Lohri is a festival of joy and gaiety, in which everyone celebrates this festival with pleasure from each other. To commemorate this, a fire is lit in between and Punjabi people dance around it, singing songs. Ever wondered why fire is lit in Lohri festival? A mythological story behind the burning of fire on Lohri and some special things related to the festival.

Why do we celebrate Lohri and Makar Sankranti?
While Makar Sankranti is most popular in West India, down south, the festival is known as Pongal and in the north, it is celebrated as Lohri. Uttarayan, Maghi, Khichdi are some other names of the same festival. Makar Sankranti is believed to be a time for peace and prosperity.


To wish a good harvest

Punjab province is one of the states in the country where farmers are considered very rich and hardworking. Farming is his main occupation. Harvesting of the crop starts here on the occasion of Lohri. This festival is celebrated by lighting bonfire and distributing Revadi, Groundnut in the joy of arrival of new crop. The festival of Lohri is celebrated with special pomp on the birth of newly married couples and children in Punjabi people. Apart from this, sugarcane crop is also harvested on this day. At the same time, jaggery of new crop is also used in the festival. On the other hand, people who are newly married are greeted by singing songs on Lohri. Apart from this, Lohri songs are also sung on this day. Send these Messages, Images and Wishes and Make the festival more special.

Mythological beliefs too

It is believed that the fire is lit on the day of Lohri in memory of Sati, daughter of King Daksha. According to the old beliefs, King Daksha performed a yagna, then daughter Sati and son-in-law Shiva were not invited. When Sati asked her father the reason for this, they started condemning both of them. With this Sati became angry and consumed herself in the same yagna. Hearing this news of Sati’s death, Lord Shiva destroyed the yagna. Since then, there is a tradition of burning fire on this festival in memory of Sati.

In memory of Dulla Bhatti

Dulla Bhatti during the festival of Lohri. It is also remembered and Dulla Bhatti is named in Lohri’s songs, Dulla Bhatti used to be a marauder who got the girls out of rich businessmen and got them married. Apart from this, Dulla Bhatti also used to help the poor people. It is believed that since then, every year on the festival of Lohri, the tradition of telling the story of Dulla Bhatti in memory of Dulla Bhatti on her former is going on.

Lohri festival time

Lohri festival will be celebrated across the country on Wednesday, January 13. The time of Lohri Sankranti will be 8.29 in the morning of 14 January. Makar Sankranti will be celebrated on 14 January.

This song is sung even today on Lohri as a tale of bravery of Dulla Bhatti.

Beautiful beautiful, who are your thoughts,

Dulla Bhatti Ka Wala, Dulhe Dhee (Girl) Vyahi,

Ser is sugar pie.

Identification by different names

– Lohri is called by different names in different places.

– In some rural areas of Punjab it is also called Loi.

– The belief behind this is that Saint Kabir’s wife was called Lohi.

– In his name, this festival came to be called Lohri. Lohri was also called Tilodi in many places.

– The word is derived from the combination of sesame and molasses. Over time it changed to being called Lohri.


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