A type of ‘prasad‘ prepared during Lohri in Jammu
Indian festivals are, more often than not, larger than life. Lohri is one of the most important festival in Dogra culture. Lohri Festival celebrates the onset of the harvest season in north India. People celebrate on this day to offer thanks to god for the precious crops before they begin harvesting them. It is also believed that Lohri night is the longest night of the year.
A key feature of Lohri is the bonfire and offering groundnuts and sweets as a thanks giving to the almighty on conclusion of harvesting of crops and onset of spring season Lighting of the fire has been common in winter solstice festivals throughout time and the world. it signifies the return of longer days.The bonfire is an ancient tradition, forming a key part of Lohri traditions.
In Jammu region, it is important to prepare ‘tricholi'(prasad)- rice is mixed with til, jaggery (gur), ground nuts and rewaris. People have it as a prasad after offering it to the bonfire.