Jammu, Jan 12: The vibrant and lively spirit of Lohri has taken over the markets in Jammu, as shopkeepers deck their stalls with colorful displays of Mungfali (peanuts), Gachak (sesame seed and jaggery brittle), and Khajoor (dates) to mark the festive occasion.
The streets are adorned with festive lights and traditional decorations, creating a festive ambiance that resonates with the joyous celebration of Lohri. Locals and visitors alike are immersing themselves in the festive atmosphere, with families thronging the markets to indulge in the customary shopping spree associated with the festival.
Shopkeepers and vendors are showcasing a variety of Mungfali, Gachak, and Khajoor, offering a wide array of choices. The sweet aroma of freshly prepared Gachak is wafting through the air, enticing passersby to partake in the traditional treats synonymous with Lohri festivities.
“We take pride in decorating our stalls with the best quality Mungfali, Gachak, and Khajoor. The response from customers has been overwhelming, and the festive cheer is contagious,” says Rajesh Kumar, a local vendor.
As families prepare for the bonfires and customary Lohri celebrations, the markets of Jammu are contributing to the sense of community and togetherness that defines the festival. The streets echo with laughter and joy as people shop for essentials and indulge in the spirit of giving that Lohri symbolizes.
The Lohri celebrations in Jammu are not only a feast for the senses but also a testament to the rich cultural heritage and traditions that bind the community together during this auspicious festival.