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Why Lohri Festival Celebrated And Its Significance in India

by Ishan Kailani on June 17, 2023

The Lohri festival is celebrated in India and marks the end of winter and the beginning of spring. It is also celebrated as a harvest festival. Fire is considered the main element of this festival, and people perform folk dances around the bonfire. Read on to learn more about the significance of the Lohri festival.

Origin and History of the Lohri Festival

The Lohri festival originates in the Punjab region of India and is celebrated to mark winter's end and the winter crop's harvesting. The festival is also celebrated as a thanks giving for a good harvest and to pray for a good crop in the coming year.  

Legend has it that the sage Vyasa celebrated Lohri to celebrate the birth of his son, Sukhdev. The festival is also associated with Lord Surya, the Hindu Sun God. Special prayers are offered to Lord Surya during the Lohri festival.

Significance and Celebrations of the Lohri Festival

The festival of Lohri is celebrated throughout Punjab, Haryana, and Himachal Pradesh in Northern India. It is a harvest festival celebrated in January every year.

Lohri commemorates the winter solstice and marks the beginning of longer days. The festival also celebrates the first harvest of the year. Bonfires are lit, and people gather to celebrate the festival with music, dance, and merry making. Special food is prepared and enjoyed on this day.

Decorative Items for Celebrating Lohri Festival

People decorate their houses with clay pots, lights, and colors to celebrate the Lohri festival. They also make beautiful rangolis in front of their houses.

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Shopping for Home Decor Items for Lohri Festival

One of the best ways to celebrate Lohri is by shopping for home decor items. You can find all kinds of exciting decorations like colorful rangolis, brass diyas, and more. Shopping for these items can create an inviting atmosphere and give your home a festive feel.

To get into the spirit of Lohri, look for traditional items like bells and puppets associated with the festival. These items will add a special touch to your home and remind you of the importance of this day.

If you don't have time to go shopping, you can find plenty of online shops offering everything from traditional brass home decor items to modern with a Lohri touch. Shopping online from The Advitya is convenient, so you don't have to worry about taking time out of your day or missing out on getting those special items you want.

Lohri is a harvest festival celebrated by the Hindus, Sikhs, and Muslims in India. It is celebrated on the 13th of January every year. Lohri is celebrated to celebrate the end of winter and the beginning of the spring season. The festival is celebrated by singing folk songs, dancing, and playing games.