Lohri songs are an integral part of Lohri festival, as without them the Lohri celebrations are incomplete. Lohri is mainly celebrated in Punjab and northern India. In the night when the Lohri is lit, people perform folk dances on the beats of dhol (folk drum) and sing Lohri songs to create a perfect ambience of Lohri celebrations.
All the customs that are followed on Lohri add to the liveliness of the celebrations that everyone remembers till the next Lohri.
Some of the famous Lohri songs are:
do beri patte jhulle
do jhul payeaan kahjurran
khajurran suttya meva
es munde de ghar mangeva es munde di voti nikdi
oh! khandi choori, kutdi
Kut! Kut! Bharaya thaal woti bave nananaa nal
Ninaan te wadi parjaee
So kudma de ghar aayee!
mein lohri lain aayee!”
The song given below is also sung when children visit each and every house to collect the Lohri contributions.
Dullah bhatti walla ho!
Dullhe di dhee vyayae ho!
Ser shakkar payee ho!
Kudi da laal pathaka ho!
Kudi da saalu paatta ho!
Salu kaun samete!
Chache choori kutti! zamidara lutti!
bade bhole aaye!
Ek bhola reh gaya!
Sipahee pakad ke lai gaya!
Sipahee ne mari eet!
Sanoo de de lohri te teri jeeve jodi!
Paheenve ro te phannve pit! ”
Apart from the traditional Lohri songs people on the occasion of Lohri sing many other Punjabi songs and perform bhangra and gida that is the folk dance of Punjab.