NORTH LAKHIMPUR, April 13 - The demand for various traditional instruments associated with Hussori is on the rise, while the festive ambience of Rongali Bihu has gripped entire Lakhimpur district.
Makers of different traditional musical instruments are doing brisk business this year by selling their products at higher prices. This year, instruments like the dhol is being sold at Rs 6,000 to Rs 6,500 per piece. Similarly, pepa made from buffalo horn is being sold at Rs 2,500 to Rs 3,000 apiece. The duel pepa on the other hand fetches a price of Rs 5,000, while the gogona is sold for Rs 150. Toka is sold at Rs 50 as groups preparing to perform Hussori buy them.
The rise in demand of Bihu-related musical instruments has brought smiles to the faces of traditional artisans, who make them just once a year.
Meanwhile, festivities connected with Rongali Bihu has been witnessed everywhere as people in large numbers have been frequenting the markets to purchase various products ranging from apparel to traditional snacks and herbs, besides newly-made jute tethers for Goru Bihu. Traders have made adequate arrangements for the supply of 101 types of herbs to be cooked on the first day of the Assamese New Year along with the finest dairy products from neighbouring Majuli.
Bihu-welcoming programmes too have been lined up by various organisations at different places of Lakhimpur district.