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

Maha Shivratri and Shivdol of Heritage Sivasagar

Shivdol is a group of structures on the banks of the Sivasagar tank, also known as Borpukhuri, in Sivasagar, Assam. It comprises of three different temples namely Shivdol meaning temple of Lord Shiva, Vishnudol meaning temple of Lord Vishnu and Devidol meaning temple of Goddess Durga. Lord Shiva along with Lord Vishnu and Lord Brahma… Continue reading Maha Shivratri and Shivdol of Heritage Sivasagar

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