Tag Archives: Sikh Culture and Traditions in New Delhi

When is Guru Gobind Singh Birthday Celebrated

When is Guru Gobind Singh Ji Birthday Celebrated

When is Guru Gobind Singh Birthday Celebrated: Guru Gobind Singh’s birthday is known to Sikhs as Guru Gobind Singh’s prakash, or the dawn of spiritual light. Guru Gobind Singh’s birthday, or prakash, celebration is known as Gurpurab, a commemorative event, and is observed with a Sikh worship service which includes kirtan, the singing of divine hymns. Guru Gobind Singh Ji …

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Bonfires and Bonhomie: Lohri, Pongal, Makar Sankranti

Bonfires and Bonhomie

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 …

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Lohri Celebrations: Indian Culture & Traditions

Lohri Celebrations: Hindu Culture & Tradition

Lohri Celebrations: 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 …

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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

First Lohri of 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 …

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Lohri Customs and Traditions in Hindu Culture

Lohri Customs and Traditions: Hindu Culture & Tradition

Lohri Customs and Traditions: 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 …

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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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