Tag Archives: Punjab Hindu Festivals and Events

Lohri Bonfire Harvest Festival Celebration

Lohri - Bonfire Celebration

Despite icy wind, the festive mood of Lohri is keep its warmth owing to its Bonfire celebration. It is an accepted fact that this festival is to worship fire. Lohri is not a religious festival, but a celebration marking the end of an intense winter and it also celebrates the sowing of the rabi crop. It celebrates the arrival of …

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Lohri Customs and Traditions in Hindu Culture

Lohri Customs and Traditions: Hindu Culture & Tradition

The various customs and traditions attached to the festival of Lohri signifies the harvesting of the Rabi crops. The people of Northern India, especially Punjab and Haryana celebrate Lohri, to mark the end of winter. Harvested fields and front yards are litup with flames of bonfires, around which people gather to meet friends and relatives and sing folk songs. For …

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First Lohri of Bride or The New Born

First Lohri - First Lohri of a bride or the new born

The first Lohri celebrated by a new bride or a newborn represents a grand occasion and immediate family members are invited for feast and exchange of gifts. Once the party is over, Lohri is celebrated with traditional dancing and singing around the bonfire. Lohri pampers women and children. This is particularly a happy occasion for the couples who for the …

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Influence of Lohri Festival in Hindu Culture

Influence of Lohri Festival

Lohri is one such festival which works as a tie-up bond for various communities. The festival is celebrated with great fervor and exuberance especially in North India. Farmers celebrate this harvest festival with traditional dances and songs. It falls on the 13th January when the Earth starts moving towards the sun marking the auspicious period of Uttarayan. Astrological Influence of …

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Lohri Celebrations: Indian Culture & Traditions

Lohri Celebrations: Hindu Culture & Tradition

An agricultural festival filled with merry-making, Lohri is celebrated on the 13th of January each year, mainly in the states of Punjab, Haryana, New Delhi and parts of Himachal Pradesh. It denotes the end of the biting colds of winter and marks the sun’s entry into the ‘Makar Rashi’ (north hemisphere). Mainly associated with worshiping the sun and fire, Lohri …

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Bonfires and Bonhomie: Lohri, Pongal, Makar Sankranti

Bonfires and Bonhomie

Creating an aura of warmth to ward off the winter chill, there are a host of harvest festivals lined up for mid-January. So while it’s Lohri in North India, it’s Uttarayan in Gujarat, Pongal and Tamil New Year in the South, Magha or Bhugali Bihu in Assam, and Makar Sankranti in the rest of the country to add to the …

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Bhai Dooj Festival Date, Legends & Celebration

Bhai Dooj

Diwali, the vibrant festival of lights, brings with it a chance to revive relationships. The fifth day of the five-day festival is especially dedicated to honor the unique bond between brother and sister. Known as Bhai Dooj or Bhaiya Dooj, it falls on the second day after Diwali, that is, on ‘Shukla Paksha Dwitiya’ in the Hindi month of ‘Kartik’. Thus, Bhayya Dooj is the …

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Modernization of Diwali: Hindu Culture & Tradition

Modernization of Diwali: Hindu Culture & Tradition

Sleek iPods, edible family photos ringed with pink icing on cakes, and weekend holidays in Singapore. Believe it or not, these are some of the items on the Diwali wish-list this season. If gold and silver are beyond your reach, and steel bartan seem infra dig to buy this Dhanteras, indulge in a shiny new laptop. Bored with celebrating Diwali …

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Diwali Traditions in Hindu Culture

Diwali Traditions: Hindu Culture & Tradition

Diwali is celebrated to commemorate the victory of good over the evil. In northern India, the festival is celebrated to honor the victory of Lord Rama over Ravana. Coming down to the southern parts of the country, people there celebrate the festival to venerate Lord Krishna, when he defeated Narakasura. In eastern India, particularly in Bengal, the victory of Goddess Kali …

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