|Nothing like a bonfire to bring |
happiness on a winter night!
|The Lohri festivities start with a prayer...|
|...followed by the distribution of prashad (offering)|
Lohri is the winter harvest festival, and the typical rabi crops make their appearance in the Lohri prashad.
|Peanuts, seasame, corn, jaggery, and puffed rice make up the prashad|
|Of course, there is always the one hungry kid |
who can't wait until the prayers are said :) :)
(sneaking a few early mouthfuls of prashad)
|We go around the fire in a parikrama and make offerings to the flame|
|And what's a celebration without a lot of drums and dancing!!|
|HAPPY LOHRI EVERYONE!|
MAY YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL 2013!