The wait is over! Lohri is here to mark the end of winters, the end of chilly winds, woollen clothes, fog and lazy days. Lohri is a Punjabi folk festival that is celebrated all around the country. It precedes Makar Sankranti and Onam both of which mark the beginning of the harvest season. People come out of their cozy blankets and warm rooms to stand next to a bonfire and eat delicious food like Popcorn, Peanuts, Jaggery, Gajak, Sarson da saag with Makki di roti, radish. It is also traditional to eat “til rice” which is made by mixing jaggery, sesame seeds, and rice.
Lohri is marked with a Puja Parikrama around the bonfire and distribution of Prasad. This symbolises a prayer to Agni, the spark of life, for abundant crops and prosperity. The first Lohri of a newborn child and a newlywed bride is considered very auspicious. The Punjabi festival Lohri coincides with the Assam’s Bhogali Bihu and Pongal in Tamil Nadu both of which mark the beginning of a new season. The festival season has officially begun and we are now waiting for Holi!
So here we bring you some Happy Lohri 2018 Wishes you can share with your loved ones:
Tū malā kasē prāpta karaṇāra āhēsa? Āpaṇa kaḍaka mēhanata karata āhāta tē pahā hĕpī lōharī! (Lohri ki aag mein dehan ho saare gam
Khushiyaan aayein aap ke jeevan mein hardam.
Pŏpakŏrna kī khuśbū, mumphalī kī bahāra, lōharī kā tēhara āja kō tā’ēra, thāḍī sī māsṭī, thōḍā sā raṅga, śubhēcchā lōhārī, hē phakta mīca āhē!(Popcorn ki khushbu, mungfali ki bahar,
Lohri ka teohar aane ko tayar,
Thodi si masti, thoda sa pyar,
Happy Lohri, oh mere yaar!)
Hē ēka hasaṇē āhē, mhaṇūnaca āpaṇa ēsa’ēma’ēsa ēsa’ēma’ēsa pāṭhavū icchita asalyāsa, āpalā mōbā’ila nēṭavarka surū rāhīla, āpaṇa adhika jāṇūna ghē’ū icchitā? Hĕpī lōharī! (Isse pehle ki Lohri ki shaam ho jaye,
Mera SMS auron ki tarha aam ho jaye,
Aur saare mobile network jam ho jaye,
Aapko Lohri ki bahut bahut shubhkamnayein.
Mīkhē gurū malā yēthē bhēṭaṇāra, uḍī pāṭaṅga āṇi khīḷa gayā dila, āpalē jīvana āpalyālā ānandī āṇi śānta karēla, lōharī khūpa śubhēcchā! (Meethe gur mein mil gaya til,
Udi patang aur khil gaya dil,
Aapke jeevan mein aaye har din sukh aur shanti,
Wish you a very Happy Lohri!)
- Bhōḷyānnā āpaṇa āyuṣyācā ānanda āṇi jīvanācī hausa tumhāsa dē’ū śakatō, rivāṛī āṇi gīcaka āpalyā nātēsambandhānnā sukhāta āṇatāta, mūṅgaphalī āṇi āpalyā kr̥tyānvara kurakurītapaṇā jōḍata āhēta, āṇi āpalyā yaśānantara pataṅga ākāśāta vāḍhū lāgalē āhē! Hĕpī lōharī! (May the bonfire give you warmth and joys of life,
rewari and gachak bring sweetens to your relationships, moongphalli and til add crispness to your actions,
and the kite of your success soar high into the sky! Happy Lohri!)
Here are a few tunes you can enjoy during Lohri: