At SSDS mandir, Lohri is celebrated annually at the grounds. At sunset, a Pooja is performed by pandits and thereafter a big fire is lit. All the devotees go around the fire 7 times and throw popcorn, jalebis and revdi. Finally the aarti is conducted in the mandir and prashad is distributed.
TIME OF LOHRI
According to the Hindu calender, Lohri falls on the 13th day of January every year. The earth, farthest from the sun at this point of time, starts its journey towards the sun, thus ending the coldest month of the year and announcing the start of the summer season.
Lohri is an appropriate occasion to come out of your homes and celebrate the harvesting of the winter crops, relax and enjoy the traditional folk songs and dances. Lohri rituals are performed with the accompaniment of special Lohri songs. A bonfire is made and a prayer is performed to Agni, the God of Fire, and prasad is distributed to all present. The prasad comprises of five main things - til, gazak, gur, moongphali (pernuts) and phuliya (popcorn). Milk adn water are also poured around the bonfire. This ritual is perfomed for thanking the Sun God and seeking his continued protection.