Bihu is one of the most important festivals in Assam. In this article, I am going to show you how to write a report on the Bihu festival if it is asked in your school or any other exams. So, without further introduction let's dive into the topic.
Reported by: Tejas Laha
Dispur; 12 August 2020: Assam is the largest producers of tea among all the states in India. Besides tea, farmers of Assam also cultivate jute, sugarcane, fruits, pulses, coconuts, potatoes, cotton and nuts as well. With more than fifty per cent of the total State Workforce involved directly or indirectly in the agricultural sector.
The Rangoli or Bohag Bihu, the Bihu festival marked in the month of April was celebrated in the outskirts of Barpeta. It's an unpopular village near the town of Dispur in Assam. Last Sunday the farmers and their families of Barpeta celebraed the Bihu festival with great enthusiasm and vibrance.
An all-inclusive range of traditional sweets and delicacies were prepared in every home ranging from delicious Til Pitha and Amroli Tup to ecstatic Huthuli Pitha and Mua Aloo. The festive environment was deeply enhanced by the presence of such mouth-watering savouries.
The local Panchayat Pradhan- Mr Rajgir Birinchi inaugurated the event by lighting the lamp. A prayer song followed the inauguration. After that local people performed their famous Bihu folk songs and dance.
The festival was marked by a grand worshipping ceremony in which all the farmers of the village granted their offerings and prayers to their harvest. The buildings, farms, as well as roads, were beautifully embellished by flowers and leaves.
The festival was brought to an end by a grand bonfire and the large community of locals danced together in the evening.
Reported by: Special Correspondent
Bongaigaon, Assam; 12 August 2020: On 11th August 2020, the village of Bongaigaon celebrated the grand Bihu festival to mark the arrival of the Spring season.
The festival also referred to as “Kongali Bihu” or “Kati Bihu” celebrated to mark the harvesting ceremony of summer crops that were sown in early summers. The whole village was beautifully decorated with the stalks of paddy and food grains.
The Sarpanch of the village- Raj Rao inaugurated the event and shared the history of the festival and memories of the past year celebrations. The village's school headmaster- Mr Jagjeet and a dance teacher- Mrs Riya Blavinder were chaired as judges for the dance, singing and drawing competitions.
Farmers and their families were dressed in vibrantly coloured fabrics as per their old traditions. A wide variety of delicious sweets and dishes were prepared and shared among the families. This festival is famous for bringing fun, refreshment, peace and a sense of unity between all the villagers.
A grand community fest was organised in the afternoon in which the famous ecstatic dish, Duck Meat Curry, also known as “Hanhor Mangkho” was served. The evening was commenced with a bonfire where men, women and children were elegantly dressed in their traditional attires- Gamosas and Mekhela Chadors.
Various instruments such as drums, dhols, bansuris, taals and pepas were amazingly played by various common villagers in the evening, to the tunes of which men, women and children danced together in eternal unity.
By Utkarsh Singla
Dispur, Assam; 12 August 2020: Like some other Indian festivals, Bihu is associated with agriculture, especially highlighted upon rice. The annual Kati Bihu, also known as Kongali Bihu, is associated with crop protection and the worship of plants and crops.
The Bihu festival was commenced in the outskirts of the South Salmara- Mankachar, under the district of Charaideo in Assam on the 10th of August 2020. This year, the honourable Governor of the State graced the event with his presence. He as the chief guest lit the lamp and inaugurated the event.
Bihu festival also marks the New Year as per the Assamese Calendar. Men, women and children wear flower garlands and greet each other. Brass, copper and silver pots are used to embellish the houses and farms of the farmers. The harvested paddy fields get lighted up with lamps and lanterns.
By the evening, just after lightning up the fields, the farmers gathered together to enchant the “rowa-khowa” chants and spells. They believe this ritual will ward off the pests and the evil’s eye from their harvesting crop fields.
In the evening, people collectively lit a grand bonfire and decorated the tips of bamboo plants with the traditional lamps, known as “akaxbonti”, as it is believed that the lights will show the way to Heaven to the souls of the Dead.
By Sejal Roy
Silchar; 12 August 2020: The farmers of Darrang, Silchar in Assam commenced the Bihu festival with great fervour and passion with their families, friends and relatives on Friday.
Bhogali Bihu, or the Magh Bihu is celebrated every year to mark the end of the harvesting season. There is a lot of feasting and eating in this season as the granaries of farmers are filled with food grains.
This year, the oldest member of the village- Mr Balvinder Sahu inaugurated the event. Mr Sahu is 105 years old but still regularly performs all his personal chores. The celebration began as the young men of the village built the traditional “bhelaghar”, a small cottage constructed near the river with the hay of the harvested crop fields.
Sweets, dishes and an endless list of traditional, mouth-savvy delicacies are exchanged and shared among them. Men and women were dressed in their beautiful ethnic costumes.
Different types of sports were organised such as bullfight, cock-fight, nightingale fight etc. Thousands of people came to witness the amazing sports.
The night was spent around the “Meji” just like the tradition. It is the traditional bonfire around which men, women and children dance to the instrumental tunes played melancholy by “Gogona”, "Xutuli'", "Toka” and many others. They offer their prayers to the God of Fire and thus mark the end of the harvesting year.
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