DOOMDOOMA, Oct 19 - Along with the rest of the State, Kati Bihu was also observed at Doomdooma with traditional zeal and religious fervour on Friday.
As part of the golden jubilee celebration of Doomdooma Rajahuwa Rongali Bihu Sanmilan, the celebration committee observed Kati Bihu at Doomdooma Town Field.
Tulsi saplings were planted and naam prasanga was held on the occasion. A large number of people participated in the programme.
The small traders of Kakopathar also observed Kati Bihu at Kakopathar Tiniali.
Our Jagiroad Correspondent adds: The pre-harvest festival of Kati Bihu, also known as Kongali Bihu, was observed in Morigaon district.
Villagers lit earthen lamps in their paddy fields and offered prayers for a good harvest.
In the evening, people lit earthen lamps before tulsi plants and distributed �prasad�.
It is believed that lighting of the lamps in paddy fields helps to keep pests, insects and other things that could cause damage to the harvest at bay. The granaries remain mostly empty this time of the year and hence people pray for a good harvest.
A Correspondent from Nagaon adds: Nagaon Swabhiman Somaj, observed Kati Bihu at Nagaon Maruwaripatty in the heart of the town.
Businessmen Bipul Borah and Mohiram Bora, the joint secretaries of Bihu organising committee, said that Kati Bihu has great significance for the farmers of the State but in the last couple of decades it was observed that the new generation has become largely indifferent to it.
Hence, they took the initiative to highlight the significance of Kati Bihu for the farmers and the growth of rural economy in the State
They said that all the traditional rituals, including Naam Kirtan and lighting of earthen sky lamps, were carried out.
ANN Service from Gossaigaon adds: Kati Bihu was also observed at Gossaigaon at Sakha Satra premises.
Satradhikar of Gossaigaon Satra Sri Rashik Aatoi recited Rash Ghosha and spoke about different aspects of Kati Bihu.
He also dwelt on the importance of planting tulsi. He said that since time immemorial the juice extracted from tulsi plant is being used to cure many diseases.
The devotees recited Prahlad Charitra Ghosha and Prasanga Kirton.