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Assam celebrates Bhogali Bihu

By The Assam Tribune

GUWAHATI, Jan 13 (PTI): Celebrations for Assam's harvest festival Bhogali Bihu or Magh Bihu began on 'Uruka' today with community feasts and prayers to the fire god not to unleash its wrath during the summer.

As the name Bhogali suggests feasting and with the granaries full after a good harvest, people today began celebrations for the agrarian festival by erecting hut-like 'mejis' or 'bhelaghars' with bamboo, hay, dry leaves, wood and twigs of heights upto 40 feet.

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Assam celebrates Bhogali Bihu

GUWAHATI, Jan 13 (PTI): Celebrations for Assam's harvest festival Bhogali Bihu or Magh Bihu began on 'Uruka' today with community feasts and prayers to the fire god not to unleash its wrath during the summer.

As the name Bhogali suggests feasting and with the granaries full after a good harvest, people today began celebrations for the agrarian festival by erecting hut-like 'mejis' or 'bhelaghars' with bamboo, hay, dry leaves, wood and twigs of heights upto 40 feet.

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