Happy Lohri 2021: Know about the history, significance and importance of harvest festival
New Delhi| Jagran Lifestyle Desk: Lohri 2021 is also known as the harvest festival which is celebrated on January 13, a day before Makar Sankranti 2021. This festival is celebrated with full fervour and grandeur across the country and is dominantly celebrated by the Hindus and Sikhs. Lohri marks the end of the winter solstice and harvesting of the rabi crops, also, on this day Lord Sun is prayed.
On this day, the people who celebrate this festival gets all dolled up in colourful attires. They sing and dance around the bonfire and by this, they welcome longer days of warmer temperature. People also sing to the tunes of the famous festival song, "sundar mundariye ho". They also throw popcorns, rewari, and groundnuts in the fire.
History of Lohri 2021
The history of this festival dates back to the time when Dulla Bhatti, who was a famous legendary hero of Punjab and led a rebellion against Mughal emperor Akbar. Due to his acts of bravery, he became a hero for the people of Punjab and almost every Lohri song has words to express gratitude to him. This festival marks the beginning of the harvest season of Rabi crops in Punjab and the end of winter. People also celebrate Lohri to pay homage to the Surya (Sun God) for gracing all with his presence and for the bumper harvest.
Significance of Lohri 2021
The first Lohri is considered very auspicious for a new bride and a newborn baby, as it marks fertility. The festival also holds great importance for farmers. According to the Indian calendar, Lohri falls in the month of Pausha and is followed by the festival of kites, Makar Sankranti.
Posted By: Deeksha Sharma