Today is the auspicious occasion of Lohri, as festival that is celebrated with lots of joy and happiness by followers of Sikhism and Hindus from the Punjab region. Lohri marks the end of winter season, and is a traditional welcome of longer days and sun's journey to the northern hemisphere.
It involves a parikrama around the bonfire and distribution of Prasad and sweets. This symbolizes a prayer to Agni, the spark of life, for abundant crops and prosperity.
The whole of the Indian cricket fraternity took to Twitter to wish people on the happy and joyful festival of Lohri.
Here are some of the wishes:
ਲੋਹੜੀ ਦੀ ਤਪ ਨੂੰ ਠੰਡਾ ਨਾ ਹੋਣ ਦਿਉ, ਇਸ ਦੀ ਲੋਅ ਬਲਦੀ ਰਹੇ, ਤੁਹਾਡੀ ਦੁਨਿਆ ਵਿੱਚ ਖੁਸ਼ਿਆਂ ਖਿੜੀਆਂ ਰੇਹਨ..— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) January 13, 2018
Lohri ki tapp ko thanda na hone do...iski aag jalti rahe aur aapki duniya mein khushiya barkarar rahe. #HappyLohri
May this #Lohri warmth translate into your life, rewari and gachak bring sweetness to your relationships, moongphalli and til add crispness to your actions, and the kite of your success soar high into the sky!#HappyLohri pic.twitter.com/1JTB8ZmJWD— Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) January 13, 2018
Lohri is a festival dedicated to fire & the sun god.It is the time when the sun transits Makar & moves towards the north.This is referred to as the sun becoming Uttarayan. The new configuration lessens the ferocity of winter, & brings warmth to earth. Wishing all a #HappyLohri pic.twitter.com/ZZskvGzYmR— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) January 13, 2018
Happy Lohri everyone ! May this festival bring a lot of happiness and good health to you and your family ???? pic.twitter.com/KevO3dnZui— Amit Mishra (@MishiAmit) January 13, 2018
Here’s wishing everyone a very #HappyLohri May the fire of Lohri burn all the negativity & sadness away for all of us and bring peace, love & happiness to all.— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) January 13, 2018
May the festival of Lohri bring more energy to your lives and fill it up with warmth.. #HappyLohri to all— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) January 13, 2018