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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

What are the popular festivals and events in Ludhiana?

Reema Bhalla DEC 10 2012
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So you must have heard about the vibrant tradition and extravagant culture of Punjab which is so well reflected in their festivals? Well, Ludhiana is no different as it has its share of festivities which are shared with much ardour and fervour. Read on to know more:

  • Basant Panchmi

    Basant Panchami is a very popular festival in the city of Ludhiana. It is celebrated among all the inhabitants of the place with much enthusiasm. The festival is mostly followed by all the Sikh community. However, people of all religions, castes and creeds come to Ludhiana to celebrate the Basant Panchami. The ritual of kite flying play on this day is exceptionally enjoyable. The sky covered in the huge colourful kites is an awesome sight to catch.  Basant Panchami is celebrated in the Hindu month of magh that according to the English calendar falls in the starting of February and end of January.

  • Baisakhi

    Baisakhi is a significant festival in Ludhiana. Every year the festival is celebrated in grandeur on the 13th of the April. Baisakhi is celebrated at the onset of spring with much enthusiasm, mostly among the Sikh community. The Punjabi folk song and folk dance, Bhangra, is performed by the local people in the city which is a vivacious sight to catch. Baisakhi has the great religious importance. It is considered as a very auspicious festival in entire Punjab because it is the sacred day when Guru Gobind Singhji established the Khalsa Panth. On the festival, pious The Guru Granth Sahib is read in all the Gurdwaras and attractive processions pass throughout the city.

  • Lohri

    Lohri is a major Punjabi festival that is celebrated in the entire North Indian. Celebrated generally among the Sikh community, it is also followed by the Hindus. After harvesting of the Rabi crops, the festival is held on the 13th of January every year. It is very essential for the newly married couples to take part in the first Lohri festival after their wedding. Lohri is celebrated in various parts of India but varies in names and local traditions. Til, gajak, rewari, sweets, gur, jaggery, moongphali and phulia are consumed as the sacred Prasad of Lohri. Traditional dances and songs are being performed in Lohri. The people have a certain ritual to revolve around the bonfire during the puja.

So if you are planning a trip to Ludhiana, make sure you are a part of these grand, lively and colourful festivals!

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