Guwahati: Magh Bihu is a festival observed in northeastern India, particularly in Assam. It is a harvest festival that occurs in the Hindu month of Magh and commemorates the end of the season.
This season falls between January and February, every year. This year, Magh Bihu will be observed on 14 January (Saturday).
Magh Bihu is derived from the term Bhog, which means eating and enjoyment.
On the eve of Bhogali Bihu, also known as Uruka, the last day of pausa month, young men gather to the field, preferably near a river, and build a makeshift cottage called Bhelaghar out of harvest field hay, as well as a bonfire (Meji), which is the most significant thing for the night.
On the first day of the festival, to enjoy the feast young people erect makeshift huts called Meji and Bhelaghar out of bamboo. Rice dishes are also popular at the celebration. The festival is also known for its rice dishes.
People then prepare traditional food items like Chira, Pitha, Laru and curd inside the Meji for celebrations. A community feast also takes place on Uruka night.
Traditional foods such as Chira, Pitha, Laru, and curd are prepared during festivals. On Uruka night, there is also a community feast.
The Meji is burned the next morning and the ashes are spread around the farmlands to improve fertility. During the festival, people also participate in various activities like as dancing to the rhythms of the drums, singing traditional songs, playing games and more.
Magh Bihu 2022 Best Wishes, Messages, Greetings:
On this auspicious day of Magh Bihu, I wish you and your loved ones wealth and happiness. We really hope that all of your wishes come true.
My lovely fellow, I wish you a lovely Magh Bihu. I wish you a prosperous and successful year ahead!
May you be blessed by the sweetness of gur and the warmth of til. Wishing you and your family a happy Bhogali Bihu.
With the sunshine that comes with the festival, we wish you to grow with each of your aspirations that enter into your heart. Greetings, Bihu!