INDIA FESTIVAL LOHRI
Historical Significance of Of Lohri
There are some interesting socio-cultural and folk-legends connected with
Lohri.The festival of Lohri from the tale of Dulla Bhatti, a Muslim highway
robber who stayed in Punjab during the reign of Emperor Akbar. Besides
robbery, he also rescued Hindu girls being forcibly taken to be sold in slave
market of the Middle East. He helped them in getting married to Hindu boys by
performing the ceremony following all Hindu rituals and even provided them
with dowries. Thereby, though a bandit, he became a hero of all Punjabis. So
Lohri song are recited to express gratitude to Dulla Bhatti.
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