Kati Bihu

Kongali Bihu is celebrated on the first day in the Assamese month of Kati (mid-October) and therefore also called Kati Bihu. This bihu is associated with crop protection and worship of crops and plants. Kati is a season of short supplies and hence no festivities or merriment take place as such. Kongali literally means dearth… Continue reading Kati Bihu

Me-Dam-Me-Phi: AHOM’S Ancestor worship

The life of the dead is set in the memory of the living Marcus Tullius Cicero The Ahom community of Assam practices their own unique customs and rituals. Me-Dam-Me-Phi is one of such ceremonies, in-fact it is the most important socio-religious ceremony of the Ahoms performed to show respect to the departed souls and remember… Continue reading Me-Dam-Me-Phi: AHOM’S Ancestor worship

Rongali Bihu: The Assamese New Year

Rongali Bihu: The Advent, the previous post, I have mentioned that Bihu is the thread that holds the people of Assam together, irrespective of community, ethnicity, language or religion. Rongali Bihu is the Assamese New Year but people of Assam come together as a state to celebrate this colourful festival. Rongali is symbolic of youth.… Continue reading Rongali Bihu: The Assamese New Year

Rongali Bihu: The Advent

Bohaag mathu eti ritu nohoi Nohoi Bohaag eti maah Axomiya jaatir e ayukh rekha Gonojiyonor e xakh Dr. Bhupen Hazarika Bohaag Bihu, the Assamese New Year is the most important festival of Assam. It would be unfair to call it merely a festival because Bihu, in reality, is the thread which binds the people here… Continue reading Rongali Bihu: The Advent

Magh Bihu – Harvest Festival of Assam

Magh Bihu is known as the harvest festival of Assam. It is celebrated in the month of Magha marking the end of the harvest season in Assam. It falls around mid- January and is a time of abundance which we celebrate with lot of festivities and feasting. Hence this Bihu is also called Bhogali Bihu… Continue reading Magh Bihu – Harvest Festival of Assam