Magh Bihu: Assam Gears Up To Celebrate Uruka

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Published: January 14,2024 11:17 AM
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On Uruka, people gather together, prepare a feast on the night and make Meji and Bhelaghars using bamboo, leaves, and thatch

January 14, 2024: Magh Bihu which is also known as Bhogali Bihu is a harvest festival celebrated in Assam. This Bihu marks the end of harvesting season in the month of Magh and falls in the first month of the year.



The day before Magh Bihu is called ‘Uruka’ which is today (January 14). On Uruka, people gather together, prepare a feast on the night and make Meji and Bhelaghars using bamboo, leaves, and thatch.



People on the next morning burn down the Mejis and the ashes are spread on the farmland to make the soil more fertile.



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During Magh Bihu, people of Assam make rice cakes with various names such as Sunga Pitha, Til Pitha, Coconut Laru and many more.