Lohri 2022: It is majorly celebrated in Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana and Delhi in North India. The festival of Lohri takes place on the last night of Paush month. It is said that this day is the longest last night of the year. From the next day onwards gradually the day starts increasing. The festival of Lohri is celebrated on 13th January. From the very next day, the month of Magha begins. Then the festival of Maghi is celebrated. The festival of Makar Sankranti or Uttarayan is also celebrated with gaiety on this day all over North India. Makar Sankranti occurs at the time when Sun God leaves Sagittarius and enters Capricorn.
How to celebrate Lohri festival
The night of the festival of Lohri is the last night of Paush month, which is celebrated with pomp. The festival of Lohri is also celebrated to mark the end of winter and the arrival of spring. On this day in the evening people gather and light a fire. Then walk around it and perform folk dances. On this festival, there is a tradition of putting Revdi, Groundnut, Kheel, Maize grains on the fire. Various dishes are prepared and distributed at home. People dance, sing and celebrate with each other. Everyone wishes each other the best.
On this festival, the food produced from the crops of Ravi is offered to the fire. It is believed that by offering new crops, they pray for wealth and prosperity from the gods.
Lohri 2022 Date, Sankranti Timing and Yoga
This year the festival of Lohri 2022 is on Thursday, January 13. The auspicious time of Lohri Sankranti is 2:43 PM. On this day, auspicious yoga will remain till 12.35 in the afternoon. After that Shukla Yoga will start. Both these yogas are good for auspicious works. On the day of Lohri, Ravi Yoga will be from 07:15 in the morning to 05:07 in the evening. This time Lohri is being made in Ravi Yoga.
What is the tradition of Lohri
Lohri is also known as Tilodi in Punjab. This word is made up of Til and Revdi. In this, dishes with revdi, jaggery and roti are made. There is also a tradition of eating sesame and jaggery on the day of Lohri and distributing it among themselves. Lok-Nayak Dulla Bhatti, who saved the shame of Sikh girls from the terror of the Mughals, is remembered on this day. The festival of Lohri is celebrated in his memory.
The festival of Lohri also celebrates the arrival of a new crop and the joy of sowing a new crop in the fields. People thank God for the new crop and rejoice. In Punjab and Haryana, the first Lohri of a newly married couple or child is very important. Greetings and gifts are given to them. People sing folk songs together and dholtas are also played.
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History of Lohri
According to historians and beliefs, the festival of Lohri is related to the story of Dulli Bhatti. He robbed the rich and distributed that money among the poor. Dulla Bhatti had protected the Hindu girls of Punjab when they were being sold to rich merchants and Mughal soldiers. Dulla Bhatti got the girls out of these merchants and got them married to Hindu boys. Since then Dulla Bhatti was honored with the title of Nayak. Tales of the bravery of Dulla Bhatti are told every year on every Lohri.