Lohri: Origin, significance and celebrations
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Lohri, one of the most auspicious festivals in the north is celebrated every year on 13th of January. It is a festival that worships fire. In north India, Lohri is as old as that of the story of Indus Valley civilization itself. The festival of Lohri is celebrated to mark the start of the harvest season calling for a celebration in many parts of northern India, especially in Punjab. This festival is celebrated by both communities- the Hindu and the Sikh. Since it is a festival to worship fire, a holy bonfire is lit which also signifies passing of the winter solstice. Lohri as a festival officially marks the end of the chilly winter and welcomes the warmth of summer. Lohri coincides with many other festivals like Pongal in Tamil Nadu, Magha Bihu in Assam, Tai Pongal in Kerala, all celebrated on the auspicious day of Makar Sankranti. The origin: Lohri is derived from the main character called Dulla Bhatti from most Lohri songs. He was a Muslim highway robber who l
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