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Importance of Magh Bihu, Bhogali Bihu, Maghar Domahi

Magh Bihu is the famous harvest festival, which is celebrated in Assam and it points the end of the harvesting season in the region. Magh Bihu is celebrated on the first day of Magh month according to Bengali Panjika. Magh Bihu in Assam is celebrated as Sankranti and the celebrations continues for a week.


This festival of Magh Bihu is celebrated to Agni, the Lord of Fire. While in the rest of India the festival of Sankranti is celebrated to Surya, the Sun Lord. Magh Bihu is similar to feasts and bonfires which begin one day before of Magh Bihu.

The day preceding Magh Bihu is called as Uruka which is the last day of Poush month according to Assamese calendar. On the day of Uruka, people erect makeshift huts, known as Meji, from the leaves of bamboo and thatch. The food for feasting is made inside Meji and a community feast is celebrated on the Uruka night. The Meji is fired the next morning and the ashes are considered scattered on the farmlands to enhance fertility. Magh Bihu is also popular as Bhogali Bihu and Maghar Domahi.

When is 2016 Magh Bihu

The famous festival of Assam, Magh Bihu will be celebrated on Saturday, 16 January, 2016. Last year it was celebrated on Thursday, 15 January. Next year in 2017, Magh Bihu will be held on Sunday, 15 January.

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