Bohag Bihu: Bohag Bihu is celebrated for 7 days in Assam! Know the interesting belief related to this!


Bihu is a traditional festival of Assam, which is celebrated 3 times a year. According to the Hindi calendar, Bohag Bihu is celebrated with great pomp in Assam during the month of Vaishakh. Actually, this festival is related to the harvesting of crops. Through this festival, the farmers here thank God for good crop production. According to religious beliefs, this is a festival dedicated to Agni Dev.

Let us tell you that Magh Bihu is celebrated at the beginning of the year during the month of January or Magh. Then Bohag Bihu is celebrated in April and Kati Bihu in Kartik (October-November). Bohag Bihu is celebrated from 14 to 20 April.

Why is it celebrated?

Bohag Bihu is one of the major festivals celebrated in Assam. While Magh Bihu is a festival related only to the harvesting of crops, Bihu, celebrated in April, apart from sowing and harvesting of crops, is also considered a symbol of the arrival of the New Year. Bohag Bihu, which lasts for 7 days, is celebrated with great pomp throughout Assam.

How to celebrate Bohag Bihu

Bohag Bihu is a long festival lasting 7 days. The special thing about this festival is that along with the family members, pet animals are also included in it. At the beginning of Bohag Bihu, people wake up early in the morning and prepare a paste of turmeric and raw urad dal. People of Assam apply this paste to their bodies and take baths. After this people go to seek blessings of their elders.

Delicious dishes are prepared

Delicious dishes are also prepared in Bihu. On this occasion, there is a tradition of eating Til Laru, Pitha, Murir Laru, Ghila Pitha and Poka Mithoi. In this week-long festival, people also make rangoli on different days. During the evening women apply mehndi and sing folk songs. During this festival, men and women also play drums. It is believed that Lord Indra is pleased and gives the blessing of a good harvest by raining.