assamese bhogali bihu

On the eve of the day called uruka , i. And though the festival of Bihu is celebrated with three different interpretations, the spirit embodying the festivities remains the same. A fire or harvesting ceremony Meji is closely associated with Bhogali Bihu, but more significant is Uruka or the Bihu Eve. All the trees in the compound are tied to bamboo strips or paddy stems. Ladies of the society prepare for this Bihu for many days.

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The word Bihu has been derived from the Deori a form of Bodo tongue which was once the original language spoken by the Bodo-Kacharis of Upper Assam word Bisu which means “excessive joy”.

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This is followed by manuh human bihu on 15 April, the New Year Day. A celebration of Assamese culture Sankalp India Foundation”. Origin, Antiquity and History. They offer their prayers to the god of Fire and mark the end of the harvesting year.

Summer Festival 29 Apr to 30 Apr, Retrieved 14 January People gather around the ‘Meji’ and throw ‘Pithas’ rice cakes and betel nuts to the fire while burning it at the same time.


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Tour Packages in Assam. This indicates that Bihu played an important role in the social life of people of Assam at that period. The Bhogali Bihu or the Magh Bihu is the one that is all about food. Hut-like structures are called Bhelaghar [13].

They cook various snacks, sweets, for this day. A post shared by The Guwahati Times theghytimes on Jan 12, at 7: This Bihu is also associated with the lighting of akaxi gonga or akaxbontilamps at the tip of a tall bamboo assamfse, to show the souls of the dead the adsamese to heaven, a practice that is common to many communities in Indiaas well as Asia and Europe.

During this time of the year, the paddy in the fields are bhoglai the growing stage and the granaries of the farmers are almost empty. Boys roam about in the dark stealing firewood and vegetables for fun. These sports are now localized to some places now a days.

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Northeast Now is a multi-app based hyper-regional bilingual news portal. The Magh Bihu festival of Assam is celebrated with great fervor by its entire populace. According to Padmeswar Gogoi, there is not a single mention of Bihu being performed in Rangghar in the Buranjis. It is the harvest festival celebrated by the Assamese people in the local month of Magh during mid-January. Fried grated coconut mixed with sugar and shaped into balls is such a relished delicacy of the Bihu celebrations.


In the months of Bohag, Kaati and Maagh. The bonfire or Meji usually made with green bamboo, dried Banana leaves. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Like all other Bihu, Magh Bihu also has the ritual of showing respect the the elder one with Gamosa.

This page was last edited on 4 Aprilat Which development issue should get priority in Northeast? Magh Bihu is celebrated at a season when winter is about to go. Thereafter they come back home carrying pieces of half burnt firewood for being thrown among fruit trees for favorable results.

Conservation of forest cover. Published for Centre for Rural Studies, L. It refers to a set of three different festivals: