Thursday, January 13, 2011

happy lohri



today is lohri!!I am so happy ,but at work ..thinking about lohri reminds me of..
Bonfire..some good sweets,rice pudding and dance all night!!
but scenario in US is different..parties only at weekend!!which starts tomorrow ...as today is thursday,
Lohri is celebrated with great joy and fervor specially among the farmers fraternity as this festival is associated with the harvesting of the Rabi (winter) crops. The festival of Lohri is an Occasions that urges people to extend their thankfulness and prayers to the God for being so kind and bringing prosperity for all. Lohri is celebrated by Sikhs & Hindus alike, in the North Indian states of Punjab, Haryana, Delhi and parts of Himachal Pradesh. ...
For Punjabis, Lohri is more than just a festival, and also an example of a way of life. The essence of Lohri is celebration of fertility and the spark of life. An extremely auspicious day, Lohri marks the sun's entry in to the 'Makar Rashi' (northern hemisphere). The period, beginning from 14 January lasting till 14 July, is known as Uttarayan. It is also the last day of the month of Maargazhi, the ninth month of the lunar calendar.

May all your wishes come true
and may you achieve everything you desire.
Enjoy your day and don’t forget to put revari,(jaggery balls)
popcorn & moongfali(peanuts) in the Lohri fire...or in your fire place :)
It will definitely bring luck to you!

God bless!!

17 comments:

A said...

Happy Lohri to you too. We are celebrating here on Sunday - a lot of Panjabis.

rama said...

Happy Lohri to you and your family.
We in South celebrate Pongal the idea behind this festival is the same. Here we will have festivals coming one after another. There is no end for celebrations her.

Bikramjit said...

I thought lohri was always on 13th Jan.. those chilly nights witha bon fire, dhol on the side and friends dancing t othe tunes of the dhol

eating the gachark, rewadi and moogfalli.. yummmy Wana so go back home :)

Happy Lohri to you and family Harman...

Bikram's

Uma said...

Happy Lohri to you and your family!

Rolling Stone said...

Happy Lohri to you too.
There were grand celebrations in few Malls, I celebrated it in a mall in Faridabad.Enjoyed it a lot.
Hope it will bring some luck for you as well.
God Bless.

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hello Harman,

Greetings and good wishes for Lohri.

This is the first time I am reading about Lohri since most of my life I spent in the South with about four years in Madhya Pradesh.

In Tamilnadu Pongal is celebrated at this time for almost about a week.

India is always incredible and no one will be able to know all the festivals,customs and tradition prevailing in India.There is so much diversity.It was interesting to read your elaborate information about Lohri.

Wish you all the best,
Joseph

bollywoodstylediaries said...

happy lohri to u too!!!

Thinking said...

hmm....nice post Harman.

I never heard of the festival before and this post gave me a new festival to look into...

Though I still didn't get time to GOOGLE LOHRI to know more about it..but I will sure do that...once I get time...

Thanks alot.

And Yes !

Happy Lahori to you too...Enjoy.

sulphurdreamz said...

Wish you belated Happy Lohri.

Zeenu said...

happy lohri harman,missed you so much ,make a trip to india.

Harman said...

@A..we are celebrating too..on sunday..having a party :)
Monday holiday, Martin Luther King day is observed!!!

@Rama.. Dear its fun ...I know abt pongal..festival brings us a reason to celebrate..otherwise life will be DULL**

@Bikram..yes lohri is always on 13jan..and yes dancing and having fun..all good things,,gachak and peanuts and some sweets..its was fun in india..next morning after lohri there was special breakfast too..all desi stuff ....but yummy!!

@UMA..happy lohri sweety!!
:)
@rolling stone..thanks..your pitcha is good specially those red rimmed glasses lol..
Jus kiddin...its reminds me of the guy is Hollywood Jim Carrey..all funny things he does!!

@joseph..thanks Sir..its my honor that you are here..we always have festivals in abundance in india..the diversity is hard to be gathered..but thanks..once again!!

Bollywood dairies..thanks Babe!!

@thinking...thanks dear!at least I passed some valuable information!!

@Sulphur Dreamz..thanks...and hope it brings happiness for everyone!!

@ZEE..Yeah!!!BAbe!!
thanks.. ya I am coming ,chill now!!

Swats said...

Belated Happy Lohri :)

Harman said...

@Swats..thanks dear..happy lohri to you as well!

Blogger Girl said...

Happy belated Lohri Harman!!

Hope you had a good party!

Harman said...

@mannat..yes ..we had a good time...it was fun!
Toronto ..I think has more Indian stuff then US..

dr.antony said...

Dear Harman
First time to hear about this festival.We have so much of diversities,it is hard to keep track.Thanks for sharing.In the South,Pongal is celebrated now.Tamil Nadu has many special recipes named after the festival.Like Rama said,the idea behind both celebrations appear the same.

STRANGER said...

Blessings