So why are there so many families who still do.?
Lohri is an indian festival of fire worship and it is also celebrated after the birth of baby boys.
Lohri is celebrated joyously by most punjabis when a boy is born into their family. HEARTY Congratulations are poured into that family.
When a baby girl is born into a punjabi family there are no celebrations and no congratulations. The atmosphere of gloom and doom cascades the family.
The divine Guru mat is all but forgotten.
Oh you Punjabis, please do not give me your brain fart of an excuse that it is “tradition”.
Gurmat or tradition? Pick your choice.
image source: sikhtoons http://www.sikhtoons.com/images/lohri.gif
Another one for the SLY CATS ? :
p/s: Googling resulted in this interesting blog post: http://sikhsinkuwait.wordpress.com/2008/01/13/what-is-lohri/
[Blog page Originally posted : 20 oct 2009]