Facts about Lohri

The word Lohri is also believed to have an origin from the word regional word ‘loh’ which means warmth and light of fire.
According to some beliefs, Lohri was considered to be Holika’s sister who survived with Prahlad, while Holika got burnt in the fire.

Lohri is considered to be a very important festival for the newly married brides. The first Lohri after the wedding for a woman is considered to be very auspicious.

Gajak, Sarson ka Saag and Makke Di Roti are some of the preparations made specially for the festival. Peanuts, radish, sesame seeds and jaggery are also consumed, as they’re part of the harvest.

There are various stories that direct us to the origin of the word ‘Lohri’. Some believe that the festival got its title from the wife of Sant Kabir, who was called Loi. Whereas, some stories state that the name of this festival was developed from til and rohri (Lohri, thus, is a portmanteau) which are considered as an important part of the sweet dishes on this day.
The word Lohri is also believed to have an origin from the word regional word ‘loh’ which means warmth and light of fire.