BHOGALI BIHUR ULAG JASILU(happy BHOGALI BIHU)
Most of the Indians are not aware with the term Bhogali Bihu. May be they are aware of the Makar Sankranti’s. Bhogali Bihu is celebrated on the last date of the month Posh, which we the Assamese people pronounce as POOH”.
Bhogali Bihu is also known as Magh Bihu. The meaning of Bhog is to eat in abundance. This festive celebration is known for eating. The women use their DHEKI to grind out Chira, Sandah, Pithaguri, etc. to make Pitha and Laru(laddoo) out of the grind rice, teel, coconut, etc. They feel pride making as much of native items as they can. The day prior to Bihu is URUKA.
During Uruka of Magh Bihu, Assamese people make Bhela Ghar or Hawali Ghar(a tant like cottage roofed with paddy hey). During the night they celebrate by dancing and singing Bihu songs and making fun and enjoyments. They take a public meal at the Bhelaghar and sleep inside it or keep awaken by sitting besides the camp fire which is arrange to subside the atmospheric cold.
The next morning, all take bath before the sun rises and burn out the Bhela Ghar. There is an unorganised compitition among different groups to sat the Bhelaghar in fire. The one who lits first presume themselves to be the winner.
The festive season is celebrated with various modes of entertainments like cock fight, buffalo fights, etc. There are thousands of people gather circling an open paddy field to witness the buffalo fight.
There are lots of entertainment during this festive season. This festival is recently being celebrated by Assamese NRIs in overseas too. This is the season of entertainment.
So, here is a assamese line to wish you all for the Bhogali Bihu.
MUR SAMOH BANDHU BANDHABOLOI BHOGALI BIHUR SUBHESHA ARU AANTORIK ABHINANDAN GYAPAN KARILO…………….