Guwahati : Assam is celebrating Magh Bihu or Bhogali Bihu today. Popularly known as the Bihu of feasting, the festival calls for erecting hut like ‘meji’ (bonfire) or ‘bhelaghars’ with bamboo, dry leaves, wood and offshoot in which people eat the food for the feast on ‘Uruka’ and burn the huts next morning.
Magh Bihu celebrations
People from all walks of life irrespective of caste, religion or language celebrates this harvest festival across Assam. The celebrations also features traditional Assamese games such as tekeli bhonga (pot-breaking) and buffalo fighting (moh juj) etc.
A variety of sweets and delicacies are being prepared at the Assamese households during this bihu that includes pitha, prepared from rice, coconut, sesame and jaggery, laru (sweets of coconut) etc.
Magh Bihu is not just celebrated in the rural areas of Assam but the urban people too celebrated bihu organising feasts, and burning meji.
Governor of Assam Jagdish Mukhi tweeted and wished the people of Assam on the occasion of Bhogali Bihu.
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal took to twitter to wish the people of the state a happy Magh Bihu.