In Photos: Unique ‘Bhelaghars’ from various parts of Assam
Guwahati: The sights and sounds of Assam, in this part of the year, herald the arrival of Bhogali Bihu. Amid the third wave of COVID-19 surging in the state, people of Assam is gearing for the year’s first bihu.
Towering mejis and bhela ghars erected in open fields in the rural parts of the state are the traditional telltale signs of the harvest festival.
One can notice a flurry of activity in the villages around this time. Young men spend days together in building Mejis and bhela ghars.
The Bhela ghar is a temporary night shelter, used as a community feast hall, made of thatch, bamboo, straws, dried leaves and other. It is an object of visual pleasure on uruka or the night before Bihu. It has immense cultural significance.
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