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Akshaya Tritiya Legend and Related Stories

Akshaya Tritiya Legend: Hindu Culture & Traditions

The festival of Akshaya Tritiya, which is deemed as one of the most important for Hindus and Jains, is considered to be a promising occasion to start off any new venture or to invest in shares, gold and other jewelry. Because it is believed that doing so ends in fruitful outcomes: successful and prosperity. Firstly, because on this day and …

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वीर हकीकत राय का बलिदान

वीर हकीकत राय का बलिदान: Basant Panchami Legends

15 वर्ष के वीर हकीकत राय और उनके साथ ही सती हो जाने वाली उनकी पत्नी लक्ष्मी देवी के बलिदान की गाथा भी जुड़ी है वसंत पंचमी के साथ। बच्चों की एक छोटी-सी लड़ाई मृत्युदंड का कारण बनेगी ऐसा कभी किसी ने सोचा भी नहीं होगा परन्तु सन 1734 ई. के वसंत पंचमी के उत्सव पर मुगल बादशाह मोहम्मद शाह …

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Dulla Bhatti History And Traditional Stories

Dulha Bhatti - History & Traditional Stories of Dulha Bhatti

Dulla Bhatti also popularly known as Robin hood is the heroic icon that is associated with the harvest festival of Lohri. The legendary figure of Dulla Bhatti also represents the glorious secular tradition of Lohri bonfire. Even today, children go door to door singing traditional folk songs in praise of Dulla Bhatti, a thief who helped the poor and fought …

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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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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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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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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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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 Origin: Story of Bonfire Festival Lohri

Lohri Origin

The origin of the Lohri can be traced back to the tale of Dulla Bhatti. By the end of the first week of January, small groups of boys ring the doorbell of houses and start chanting the Lohri songs related to Dulla Bhatti. In turn, the people give them popcorn, peanuts, crystal sugar, sesame seeds (til) or gur as well …

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Lohri History: Origin And Historical Background

Lohri History - Origin Of Lohri Festival, Lohri Historical Background

The history of Lohri, a seasonal festival of North India is as old as that of story of Indus Valley civilization itself. The Festival of Lohri marks the beginning of the end of winter and the coming of spring and the new year. The fires lit at night, the hand warming, the song and dance and the coming together of …

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