The nation is celebrating Lohri festival today. Lohri marks the beginning of the harvest festival. The festival is being celebrated throughout the country, from south to north and west to east with great fervour.
The nation is celebrating Lohri festival today. Lohri marks the beginning of the harvest season. The festival is being celebrated throughout the country, from south to north and west to east with great fervour. The festival is especially celebrated with great enthusiasm in Punjab.
On this day, the people get an opportunity to show their affectionate and there obliged to god for harvest. The festival also marks the end of the winter season. The events like folk songs, bonfire form a major part of the festival. The people use to perform a Puja Parikrama around the bonfire, followed by Prasad distribution.
While people celebrate the festival with their loved ones and relatives, the BSF (Border Security Force) jawans posted in Jammu and Kashmir’s RS Pura sector celebrated the festival in a unique way on Saturday. In a video released by news agency ANI, the local people also joined the jawans to celebrate the festival. The jawans were seen dancing after the bonfire.
The festival is also called as ‘Makar Sankranti’ in few states such as Bihar, West Bengal, Odisha and Uttar Pradesh. This is the first Hindu festival of the calendar year and this year, it will be celebrated on January 15. As per ritual, people use to take holy bath in rivers on this day and it is generally believed that after taking a dip, the individual absolve their past sins.
In Assam, the festival is known as ‘Bihu’, while it is known as ‘Sukarat’ in Central India and ‘Pongal’ in Tamil Nadu.