Wednesday, January 13th at 7pm (Bonfire)
Sponsors needed for this event.For details please call Rani Dhamija 513-984-5777. Acharya Kailashji 513-652-5382. Mangala Nemade 513-234-8373. Temple 513-528-3714.
Significance of Lohri
Lohri is an agricultural festival, filled with merry making. It is celebrated in the state of Punjab on the 13th of January, which falls one day before Makar Sankranti. Lohari is celebrated to denote the last day of the coldest days of winter. The festival of Lohri is celebrated outdoors, a bonfire is lit, and friends and relatives gather around. Singing and dancing form an intrinsic part of the celebrations. People wear their brightest clothes and come to dance the bhangra and gidda to the beat of the dhol. The prasad comprises of five main things: til, gazak, gur, moongphali (peanuts), and phuliya or popcorn. An offering is also made of this Prasad to the sacred fire. Lohri is celebrated throughout the country in different forms, as a harvest festival. It is called Pongal in the South, Bhugali Bihu in Assam, Bhogi in Andhra Pradesh and Sankranti in the central part of the country.
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