JORHAT, Jan 13 � Jorhat district is all set to celebrate Uruka and Bhogali Bihu on January 14 and 15 respectively. Magh Bihu or Bhogali Bihu, marks the end of the harvesting season.
Bhogali Bihu is also marked by feasts and bonfires. In various places of the district people have made set up temporary huts or pandals in open spaces where food will be cooked on the evening of Uruka on Saturday for community feasts. Unusually high mejis have been erected at several places.
Bhogali melas are being organised at several places. In Jorhat town a mela has been organised near Tarajan Puja Mandir. Another Bhogali mela has been organised at north-west Jorhat on the bank of the river Bhogdoi.
Nagaon correspondent adds: Karunamai Achani Asam, an NGO actively involved in social work, today organised a function Bhugalir Ahanz, where rice, dal vegetables and other items were distributed among about 50 porr and needy people to enable them to enjoy Uruka. Dr Basanta Saikia chaired today�s function.
Dergaon correspondent adds: Dergaon town and its suburbs are agog with preparation for Bhogali Bihu, with private households and business houses preparing Bihu delicacies. But the exhorbitant prices of mollasses (Rs 50/60 per kg), an important ingredient of Bihu delicacies like pitha and ladu have hit the common customer hard in the area.