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Sunday, January 16, 2011

Lohri celebrated in Pragati Apartments

Residents of Pragati Apartments celebrated Lohri on 13.01.2011 in Central Park. The celebration was organized by PARWA EC.

is celebrated every year on 13th of January. It is a festival to worship fire. Lohri Festival is celebrated with great pomp in North India. At this time Earth starts moving towards the sun marking the auspicious period of Uttarayan. First Lohri is very important for the newly wed and the new born babies as it marks fertility. At night, people gather around the bonfire and throw til, puffed rice & popcorns into the flames of the bonfire. Prayers are offered to the bonfire seeking abundance & prosperity. People make merry by dancing & singing traditional folk songs.

Lohri celebrations are marked by traditional songs and dances. People dress up nicely on the long-awaited bonfire festival. Lohri calls for family get-togethers and lavish dinners with sarson ka saag & makki ki roti. The day ends with prayers for a good harvest.

Time seems to have changed in Pragati Apartments. In the Lohri here, dancing & singing traditional folk songs was missing. People no doubt threw popcorns, moongfali and rewri in the fire. No prayers were offered to the bonfire seeking abundance & prosperity. Any way it was an entertaining evening with many people around and cold air and soothing warmth of bonefire. Many residents distributed rewari, moongfali and popcorns as prasad.



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