According to Drik Panchang,
- Date: Lohri is on 14th January 2023
- Time: Lohri Sankranti Moment on 14th January 2023 at 20.57
The festival of Lohri has many renowned legends associated with it and the legend of Dulla Bhatti is considered the most significant of them. He lived during the rule of the famous King Akbar. He was better identified as a Muslim Robber yet a very good person. Dulha Bhatti distributed the stolen wealth among the poor people. He tried to rescue Hindu girls and arranged marriages of the girls with Hindu boys. Lohri is celebrated with great fervor by worshipping fire and the sun
The main attraction of Lohri is the lighting of the huge sacred bonfire, considered as highly divine and holy ritual denoting the presence and blessings of Lord Agni, and people gather and sing and dance around it. People worship and offer prayers and also throw sacred food (peanuts, jaggery, popcorn, sesame seeds, Rewaris, etc.) into the fire as they dance around it.
The festivity carries on with alluring bhangra dance, People dance to the beats of the drum or Dhol, and sing devotional songs which makes the entire celebrations captivating and joyous. In Punjab, Haryana and other Northern states, People wear traditional dresses and dances to the beat of dohl.
In fact, the January sugarcane harvest is also celebrated in the Lohri festival. Sugarcane products like gurh and gachak are the main food items in Lohri celebrations. It is traditional to have Gajak, Sarson da saag with Makki di roti, groundnuts, radish, and Jaggery during this auspicious ocassion.