Saturday, January 12, 2013

Happy Lohri!

It is so cold this winter that everyone is looking forward to the bonfire of the Lohri festival!

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!

1 comment:

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