Lohri
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Brief

Lohri is celebrated every year on 13th January, it is basically celebrated on the last day of Paush month and the beginning of Magha month. It is a festival to workship fire. Especially people of Punjab celebrate Lohri to mark the end of winter. The first Lohri is very important for the newly wed and the new born babies as it works fertility.

In this festival, people gather around he bonfire and throw sesame seeds, puffed rice, popcorns and groundnuts into the flames of the bonfire. Prayers are offered to the borngire seeking prosperity.

Womens are mostly dressed up in Patiala salwar suits along with heavy chunki gold jewellery. Men are seen in traditional dhotis and kurtas along with pagdi (turban).

Most of the poeple speaks Punjabi language. Hindi and English are also commonly used.

 

 
Travel Tips

Wear bright coloured clothes. 

It is a festival of Punjabis. But all region’s people can join this festivity.

If possible learn and know more about this occasion from a local resident or people.

Punjabis are known for their celebration and dance style. Join them to get all the flavours of this occasion.

Eat Punjabi dishes like Sarson da Saag, Makkiki Roti and Lassi during this time.



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Things to do

The origin of the Lohri an be traced back to the tale of Dulla Bhatti. Small groups of boyrs ring the doorbell of houses and start chanting Lohri songs in return, the people used to give them popcorn, peanuts, sesame seds and gur as well as money. Harvested fields and front yards are lit up with flames of bonfires, around which people gather to meet friends and relatives and sing folk songs. Lohri celebrates fertility and the joy of life. People gatheraround bonfires, throw puffed rice and ground nuts into the flames, sing popular and folksongs and exchange greetings.

After bonfire people meet their friends and relatives, exchange freetings and gifts and disribute prasad. The prasad comprises five main iems like seasame seeds, gajak, jaggery, peanuts and popcorns with the traditional dinner of makki-ki-roti and sarson-ka-saag.

 
Getting Around

Using an autorickshaw is your best way for getting around in Punjab.

 
Places to Stay

So many high, mid and low range hotels are available there in Punjab which one can opt for.

 
How to Reach

  • There are two international airports Amritsar and Chandigarh, and six domestic airports Bathinda, Pathankot, Patiala, Sahenwal airport.
  • Northern Indian railway runs through the state connecting most of he major town and cities.
  • All the cities and towns of Punjab are connected by four lane national highways. There are also Amritsar BRTS bus service in the holy city of Amritsar connecting major towns.

 
Surrounding Attractions

Punjab and Haryana were part of the larger province of Punjab, which thrived along five rivers in India and Pakistan. Rich and fertile, Punjab was India's nursery for the Green Revolution in agriculture and is its lagest wheat producer. This land give birth to the grandeur of Sikhism, Amritsar Golden temple is touched with grace. Ofcourse, is the sheer hearty zes for song, dance, food, life e. that Punjab is best known for.

The Golden temple: The biggest attraction is of course, the Golden temple. This complex consists of two large shrines and smaller subsidiary shrines. All are set around the tank - the Amritsar.

Wagah Border: There is always a noisy crowd for the 26 minutes presenting of arms ceremony each sunset at this checkpoint on the border with Pakistan. Indias BSF and Pakistans rangers vie for applause and try to outdo each other in goose-stepping and aggressive bearing.

Jallianwala Bagh: It is a landscaped garden with a museum run by the Jallianwala Bagh trust. The well has been briked up, trees planted where the corpses lay.

 
Emergency No.

Police Station: 100

Common emergency number is 112