Lohri

Talk of Lohri and what you will picturise are exuberant Punjabi folks in their bright costumes and turbans/dupattas dancing bhangra to the tunes of traditional songs. Sarson da saag and makki ki roti, til nu chawal and gajak gur ki; a paradise for all foodies! A bonfire and merry and laughter, loud music and even louder celebrations – oh what a time to enjoy and savor the sweetness of the festival.

 

Lohri marks the end of winter and is traditionally a harvest festival celebrating a good reap. The delicacies are hence a reap of the harvest like rice, jaggery from sugarcane, mustard greens, radish, and groundnuts. In households that have recently had a marriage or childbirth, Lohri celebrations reach a higher pitch of excitement. Lohri holds great importance for farmers; nevertheless, it is celebrated with equal enthusiasm in urban households as an opportunity to interact with friends
and family.

When it comes to festivals, how can we not talk about the clothing and accessories to present yourself in? The traditional celebration endorses the use of Phulkari work salwar kameez and ornately done dupattas. The vibrant and colorful phulkari is just in sync with the boisterous celebration that makes the festival of Lohri. Depict the true culture and ambiance of the festival in one of the Phulkari collection at Luxurion World and complete the entire visual! Luxurion World has an enamoring collection of sarees/salwar suits/dupattas exhibiting Phulkari work that is just right to be worn or gifted on this day.

Lohri is a celebration of prosperity and new beginnings. So unleash your purse strings to buy more from Luxurion World and in a way contribute towards our karigars who have so minutely brought the artwork into realism. It is the time to dance to the tune “Sunder Mundriya” the Lohri song to the beat of dhol and whistles, clapping and cheering in an atmosphere charged with palpable energy.

Lohri also marks the Sun’s entry into the Northern Hemisphere popularly known as Uttrayan. This signifies the end of the cold dark winter days and bonfires are lit to worship the Sun – the eternal spark of life. In some parts, a small image of the folk Lohri goddess is made with cow dung, then it is decorated and a fire is kindled beneath it accompanied by the chants in the praises of the Goddess. Milk and water are also poured around the bonfire to thank the Sun God and seek His continued blessings and protection.

To all you wonderful women, dance, feast and join the revelry in bright-hued phulkari clothes and even brighter make up. Go with gold / Kundan jewelry to complete the ethnic ensemble and dazzle in your outfits just like you want the coming year to dazzle in your life. Celebrate a fresh start, a new cycle of life and new happiness in the coming year.