New Delhi, Jan 13: Lohri is a popular festival of North India and is celebrated to welcome the winter harvest. Despite being related to the farmers and their produce, it is celebrated in entire India with different names as ours is basically an agrarian economy.
Sun,which has a special and auspicious role in agriculture is also worshipped on this day.
Lohri is celebrated just a day before the Makar Sankranti an also heralds the end of the month with the winter solstice and beginning of longer days. People dance around the bonfire and put the new produce from the harvest and offer it to the fire. Rewari, Chivda and other items are put in the fire amidst the drum beats and dancing steps. For those who are newly married or for new-borns, this festival is very special. Send these Lohri wishes and Wallpapers to your loved ones: