Mumbai : The festival of Lohri signifies the transition from winter to summer. &TV Cast Shrenu Parikh (Ghar Ek Mandir – Marigold Agarwal in Kripa Agrasen Maharaj), Shivya Pathania (Goddess of Child Shiva), Sapna Sikarwar (Bimlesh of Happu Ki Ultan Paltan) ), Tej Sapru (Prajapati Daksh, Bal Shiv), Rohitashva Gaur (Manmohan Tiwari of Bhabhi Ji Ghar Par Hain) and Pawan Singh (Zafar of ‘Aur Bhai Kya Chal Raha Hai’) Ali Mirza) told why this festival is special and how it is celebrated in different places.
Goddess Parvati of ‘Bal Shiva’ i.e. Shivya Pathania said, ‘Lohri festival in Himachal Pradesh is celebrated with great enthusiasm on the occasion of last sowing of Rabi crop. I remember that in my childhood I used to be very happy walking around the bonfire and it is the same today. I believe that walking around the fire has brought positive energy in my life. I am very excited to bring prosperity in my life this year also. I am sure this Lohri is going to be very happy for all of us.
Honor your leader by singing a song
Prajapati Daksha of Tej Sapru aka Bal Shiva said, “Lohri is celebrated in most parts of India, but celebrating the festival in Punjab is a life-time experience. Decorated houses, gathering around bonfires to pray for people’s blessings and eating the most wonderful sweets make Punjab the most beautiful place during Lohri. What is not known, however, is that Punjabis also celebrate this festival in the memory of Dulla Bhatti, a local hero of the region. Who saved young girls being sold into slavery. People honor their leader by dancing, singing songs in his memory on the occasion of Lohri.
Don’t miss out on celebrating this festival with full gusto
So if you are in Punjab to celebrate Lohri, then you are very lucky, don’t miss out on celebrating this festival with full gusto. Do Bhangra to the beat of the dhol and enjoy eating the most delicious sweets like Gajak and Til Laddu. Genda Aggarwal, i.e. Shrenu Parikh from ‘Ghar Ek Mandir – Kripa Agrasen Maharaj’ said, ‘This festival is celebrated with great fanfare in North Indian states. I love the way Lohri is celebrated and especially the clothes worn in this festival attracts me the most. Women wear kurta and pant or nowadays sharara. Apart from salwar or churidar, many girls wear kurta with pants, sharara or palazzo, which are trendy.
I have always been fascinated by this festival
Hopefully, I will get some special track in the show to wear my best paranda and salwar kameez for this festival. I wish everyone a very Happy Lohri. Manmohan Tiwari of ‘Bhabhi Ji Ghar Par Hai’ i.e. Rohitashva Gaur said, ‘The word Lohri comes from ’tilhori’, meaning sesame and rohri (jaggery) and both these things are my favourites. It is believed that both of these cleanse the body and bring new energy in life. That’s why I wait for this day to eat more and more sweets made from them. And that’s what I am looking forward to this year as well. Sapna Sikarwar, Bimlesh of Happu Ki Ultan Paltan said, “I have always been attracted to this festival because of the vibrancy of Lohri. Though, it is not celebrated in my house but, I celebrate it with friends from Punjab.
Celebrate the festival of Lohri with joy
On that night we all get together at a friend’s house, dance to Punjabi songs and eat the best of the festival food. Like every year, I am looking forward to this celebration and looking forward to having a great time with my friends. ‘Hey bro whats up?’ K Zafar Ali Mirza, i.e. Pawan Singh said, ‘Lohri celebrations are great in my family. But, I look forward to this festival every year to eat delicious dishes like sarson da saag, makke di roti, panjiri, pinni and makhane di kheer, which my mother makes. This Lohri will also be no different and I would say eat, feed and celebrate the festival of Lohri with joy.