Lohri 2022 Date: Celebration, date and auspicious time
Makara Sankranti falls on the next day of Lohri. Lohri is also known as Lohadi or Lal Loi. Lohri marks the beginning of longer days and shorter nights; and the end of the winter solstice. This festival is celebrated as the festival of harvest of the Rabi crops.
When is Lohri: Time and date
This year Lohri will be celebrated on Thursday, January 13.
Lohri Sankranti Moment – 02:43 PM, January 14.
Makar Sankranti on Friday, January 14, 2022.
Lohri festival is celebrated by lighting bonfire. The bonfire is considered sacred and is believed to be a symbol of fertility, good luck, and auspiciousness. Therefore, the first Lohri is of great significance to a newly married couple or a newborn.
In the earlier times, people used to collect wood logs and fuel like dried cow dung cakes days before the festival to light up a bonfire.
Til (sesame seeds), Gur (jaggery), Moongphali (peanuts), flattened rice, or popcorn are believed to be auspicious during this festival. Thus, they are offered the bonfire as a gesture to thank God. People pray to God for showering them with a good yield. Some people also offer milk, water, and circumambulate the bonfire to give respect.
Source – India Today