“Most of the girls, college students between the ages of 17 and 18, are still in shock. They are trying to come to terms with what happened that night,” says manager of the dance group from a village near Guwahati.
One of the most important festivals of Assam, Bohag Bihu will be celebrated on April 14 this year. From Pitha to Khaar, enhance the celebration with these five mouthwatering traditional Assamese delicacies.
To be celebrated on April 14, Rongali Bihu is observed at almost the same time as Baisakhi in Punjab, Poila Baisakh in Bengal, Puthandu in Chennai and Vishu in Kerala. If you’re away from your family this Bihu, then here are some lovely greetings that you can send to your near and dear ones.
Rongali or Bohag Bihu, which is also known as the Assamese New Year will be celebrated on April 14 this year. It is observed at almost the same time as Baisakhi in Punjab, Poila Baisakh in Bengal, Puthandu in Chennai and Vishu in Kerala.
Celebrating a good harvest, people of Assam prepare a grand feast on the eve of Magh or Bhogali Bihu thanking gods. After offering prayers to a bonfire people celebrate the week-long festival singing songs, performing folk dances, distributing traditional delicacies and taking part in ancient sports.
Jorhat/Assam, Jan 16 (ANI): The people of Assam celebrated Uruka, the eve of Magh Bihu, in a grand manner on Saturday. Men and women partook in various rituals associated with Magh Bihu while soaking in the festive spirit. Magh Bihu or more appropriately Bhogali Bihu is one of the most important festivals of Assam which marks the end of harvesting season in the month of ‘Maagha’. The celebrations mostly include families getting together for a grand feast. Bhogali is derived from the Assamese word ‘Bhog’ meaning food and the name signifies that the stores and granaries in homes are filled with the just harvested crop.