MAJULI, April 17 - With Gosai Bihu or the Chera Bihu, the three-day Rongali Bihu programme of Sri Sri Auniati Satra and many other satras of Majuli concluded on Sunday.
Attending the concluding ceremony, the satradhikar of Sri Sri Auniati Satra, Dr Pitambar Dev Goswami, said that Bihu has always played a crucial role in the formation of a healthy society by spreading the message of harmony, unity and social values among the people. Simultaneously with the folk elements, religious beliefs, traditions and national sentiments are also associated with Bihu and all these unique features of Bihu show us the right path.
In these three days of Bihu, the Vaishnavites of the satras took their bath with maah-halodhi, played kadi and Boka khel and performed some religious rituals in the satra�s naamghar.
Dr Goswami also added that in the satras Bihu is not celebrated with Bihugeet or Bihu dance but with naam kirtan, puja, gayan bayan, natua nritya, ojha paali nritya etc. With these religious rituals and traditions, the satras of Majuli have been celebrating Bohag Bihu since the time of its establishment.
Besides the Sri Sri Auniati Satra, the Garamur Satra and Bengenaati Satra also celebrated Bohag Bihu with these rituals. Along with these satras, many villagers of this island district also participated in the boka khel held in the satras, on Saturday.
On Sunday on the day of Gosai Bihu, a concluding meeting was held in the naamghar of Sri Sri Auniati Satra, which was attended by the officials of satras, all the Vaishnavites, Satradhikar and the Deka Satradhikar of the Satra and the performance of gayan bayan, hiyanaam, dihanaam, ojhapaali, apsara nritya, chali nritya etc., were performed by the artists of this satra.
In the afternoon, with religious tradition and rituals, the three-day Bohag Bihu festival of Sri Sri Auniati Satra of Majuli concluded in the naamghar of the satra.