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What is the Significance of Lohri?

What is the Significance of Lohri?

In Punjab, the breadbasket of India, wheat is the main winter crop, which is sown in October and harvested in March or April. In January, the fields come up with the promise of a golden harvest, and farmers celebrate Lohri during this rest period before the cutting and gathering of crops. According to the Hindu calendar, Lohri falls in mid-January. …

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What are the customs and legends of Lohri?

What are the customs & legends of Lohri?

In the morning on Lohri day, children go from door to door singing and demanding the Lohri ‘loot’ in the form of money and eatables like til (sesame) seeds, peanuts, jaggery, or sweets like gajak, rewri, etc. They sing in praise of Dulla Bhatti, a Punjabi avatar of Robin Hood who robbed the rich to help the poor, and once …

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What is the Bonfire Ritual in Lohri Festival?

What is the Bonfire Ritual in Lohri Festival?

What is the Bonfire Ritual in Lohri Festival? In the evening, with the setting of the sun, huge bonfires are lit in the harvested fields and in the front yards of houses and people gather around the rising flames, circle around (parikrama) the bonfire and throw puffed rice, popcorn and other munchies into the fire, shouting “Aadar aye dilather jaye” …

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Who were the four Sahibzadas, name them?

Who were the four Sahibzadas, name them?

They were the sons of Guru Gobind Singh Ji. Name the four Sahibzadas were Baba Ajit Singh Ji (1687 – 1704), Baba Jujhar Singh Ji (1689 – 1704), Baba Zorawar Singh Ji (1696 – 1704), Baba Fateh Singh Ji (1698 – 1704). Eldest Sahibzada was Baba Ajit Singh Ji and youngest was Baba Fateh Singh Ji. Baba Fateh Singh Ji …

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Why do we celebrate Diwali?

Why do we celebrate Diwali?

Why do we celebrate Diwali? Diwali, the Indian festival of lights, falls on the day of ‘Amavasya’, when the moon does not rise and there is darkness all around. Light, being symbol of hope and positive energy, indicates the victory of good over evil. By spreading light in every corner of our premises, we try to destroy the reign of …

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About Diwali Lakshmi Puja?

About Diwali Lakshmi Puja?

Lakshmi Puja on Diwali is an integral part of the Diwali celebrations. This day is also known by the name of ‘Chopada-Puja’. Lakshmi-Puja is performed for the sole purpose of propitiating Goddess Lakshmi and to thank Her for the bestowal of her blessings on the humans. Lakshmi-Puja falls on the darkest night of Amavasya, though with the help of innumerable …

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How to celebrate Diwali in Maharashtra?

How to celebrate Diwali in Maharashtra?

How to celebrate Diwali in Maharashtra? Maharashtra, with its major chunk of Marathi population celebrates Diwali in a special way that is quite different from Diwali celebrations in North India. The four day long Diwali Festival, in this state usually begins with Vasu-baras, in honor of the female cow, representing motherhood. The rituals of this day involves married women performing …

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What do we worship at Diwali festival?

What do we worship at Diwali festival?

What do we worship at Diwali festival? Diwali festival is a 5 day Hindu festival in India which occurs on the fifteenth day of Kartika. Diwali when translated means “rows of lighted lamps” and the occasion is also referred to as the “Festival of Lights”. During Diwali, Indian homes are cleaned and windows are opened to welcome Lakshmi, the goddess …

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