Happy Lohri 2022: A traditional Punjabi folk festival, Lohri is celebrated on January 13 every year. The festival marks the end of winter season and celebration of crop harvest. Lohri, which is mainly celebrated in northern India, also indicates the auspicious period of Uttarayan. The days start getting longer than nights from Lohri. The festival is popular in states like Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh and some parts of Jammu and Kashmir. People celebrate the harvest of sugarcane crop in Punjab on Lohri.
Lohri is celebrated by lighting a bonfire and singing and dancing around it. As music is an integral part of Lohri celebrations, here are some of the folk and peppy songs that are played on Lohri.
Sunder Mundriye Ho
This song has been an intrinsic part of celebrations for generations. The song is dedicated to the legendary Dulla Bhatti, who saved the two girls – Sundri and Mundri – from being trafficked.
Another perky number, Massan Leya song was sung by Raj Ghuman and composed by Harjessh Bittu. The video features women dressed in bright clothes dancing to the tunes of festival.
This song from the movie Veer Zaara is also one of the must play songs. Sung by Lata Mangeshkar, Gurdas Maan, Udit Narayan, the peppy number was composed by Sanjeev Kohli. The song features Amitabh Bachchan, Hema Malini, Shah Rukh Khan and Preity Zinta.
Featuring Jimmy Sheirgill and Neeru Bajwa, the song is from the movie Mel Karade Rabba. It was sung by Feroz Khan and Sarabjit Kaur.
Lohri Song by Manni D
The perky song celebrating the spirit of the festival was sung by Manni D. The number features people celebrating Lohri with Manni D dancing and singing.
Here’s wishing you all Happy Lohri!