Assam celebrates Bhogali Bihu with pomp and gaiety

GUWAHATI:  The Assamese soaked in the spirit of Bhogali Bihu- a harvest festival also called Magh Bihu. People burnt ‘Meji’ (Bonfire), which is a tradition of Assamese society.

The rituals were followed by community feasts, organised in the fields. Bhogali comes from the word “bhog’’ which in Assamese means feast.

People observed the much awaited festival Magh Bihu in the state with much enthusiasm and zeal.

Traditional game related to the Bihu festival such as tug of war, running races, Kukura Juj (Cock Fight by Man) etc were organised during the festival across the state.


People were seen eating ‘pithas’, ‘larus’ and other delicious after litting up the Meji’s.

In Guwahati people wake up in the early morning and lit Meji as a traditional age-old custom.

“We woke up early morning and after taking bath, we have lit Meji and take blessing from our elders,” said a resident of Guwahati.

Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma greeted the people of the state on the occasion of Bhogali Bihu.

In a statement, Sarma said, “I extend my heartiest wishes to the people of Assam on the occasion of Bhogali Bihu”.

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