Do you know why Dulla Bhatti story is told on Lohri…! - Newztezz Online


Sunday, January 10, 2021

Do you know why Dulla Bhatti story is told on Lohri…!

The festival of Lohri is celebrated every year on January 13, a day before Makar Sankranti. 
Although Lohri is a festival of Punjab and Haryana, but now it is celebrated in all countries including India. On this day, people speak the story of Dulla Bhatti circling around the fire with drum drums and dedicate Revdi, Gajak, Groundnut fire. Know what is the belief behind speaking the story of Dulla Bhatti ..!

This is the story

During the Mughal rule there was a person named Dulla Bhatti. At that time, people used to sell girls to rich merchants for a hefty amount of money. Once, while the girls were being sold to wealthy merchants in Sandal Bar, Dulla Bhatti protected the girls and got them married. Since then Dulla Bhatti was honored with the title of hero and the trend of telling the story of Dulla Bhatti started on Lohri.

This is how festivals are celebrated

People celebrate Lohri with their family, relatives, close and neighbors. A fire is lit under the open sky at night. People walk around the fire singing traditional songs and telling the story of Dulla Bhatti. Gajak, Revdi, corn, peanuts are offered and then distributed their offerings. The drums dance on the drums. In Punjab, people perform folk dance, bhangra and giddha.

The festival is dedicated to farmers

The festival of Lohri is dedicated to the farmers. Traditionally Lohri is a special festival related to the sowing and harvesting of crops. There is also a law to worship the crop on this day. It is believed that during the time of Lohri, the fields of the farmers start swaying and the Rabi crop comes. This festival is celebrated before the joy of new harvest and preparation of next sowing.

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