Manit Joura and Swati Shah talk about festivals of Lohri and Makarsankranti
Zee TV show actors Manit Joura (Kundali Bhagya) and Swati Shah (Pyaar Ka Pehla Naam Radha Mohan) open up on the festivals of Lohri and Makarsankranti.
‘Lohri’ is a popular Punjabi festival which marks the end of winter season and start of new harvest season. The festival is followed by the celebration of Makarsankranti. Both the festivals are celebrated with zest among the people of the nation. India Forums got in touch with Zee TV show actors Manit Joura and Swati Shah to know their thoughts on both the festivals.
Manit Joura, who essays the role of Rishabh in Zee TV's Kundali Bhagya mentioned, “In Punjab, Lohri is celebrated with great zeal to mark the last sowing of the Rabi crop. I remember being extremely excited to walk around the bonfire during my childhood, and even today I really enjoy the festivals. I believe a walk around the ‘Lohri’ brings positive energy to my life. The pious bonfire will convey our heartfelt messages to the almighty and bring us wisdom from the lessons we have learnt in these harrowing times. It’s already been a fun and eventful start to 2023, and this Lohri would be a busy time for me since I will be shooting. In order to maintain all requisites, I will be participating in a virtual Lohri celebration this year. I wish for all to seek good health and success on this auspicious occasion.”
Swati Shah, who essays the role of Kadambari in Zee TV’s Pyaar Ka Pehla Naam Radha Mohan mentioned, “Makar Sankranti is one of the major festivals for Hindus, it is basically the arrival of a fresh harvest and is considered an auspicious day to embark upon new endeavors. In some places of India, this day is also celebrated as Lohri and Pongal, it’s like celebrating a festival with the same zeal, but we give them various names. I always celebrate this festival with my family, that one day we enjoy the kite flying competition from our terrace with some fun music and relish some Gujarati delicacies like 'Undhiyu and Chikki'. In the evening, we light up the Lanterns, and looking at the sky all lit up is indeed a treat to watch. This year, I am planning to celebrate this festival with both of my families – the reel and real one. I just hope this festival brings in a lot of happiness in everyone’s life.”
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