Saturday, April 14, 2018

Love for Bihu

Bohag Bihu or Rogali Bihu is not just a festival, it's a heartbeat that beats in every assamese heart. Bihu is an energy and spirit that carries a whole lot of assamese emotion.


Food: Bihu is happiness in eating assamese delicacies whether it's pitha(Assamese sweet fritter) or jolpan(assamese cereal). Assamese home gets fragmented by all the delicious Bihu food.


Handlooms or gifts: Bihu is the beginning of the assamese new year. Buying and gifting new clothes is a tradition. Gifting a handcrafted assamese gamosa or mekhela chadar to your beloved is always fun. Is it not exciting enough to celebrate Bihu?


Bloom: Bihu is the time of the year that witness the bloom of beauty or beautiful flowers. New leaves come during this time and transform Assam into a whole new scene. Kapau full (foxtail flower) accentuate Bihu esthetics.

Season of love or wedding: Bihu is the ultimate season of love. Bihu songs totally depict all the told and untold Assamese love sagas. Many people start a new beginning of their life including us. We tied the knot in the Month of Bohag or Bohag Bihu.


Music and Dance: Bihu, Rogali Bihu is no fun without some great music and gracious dance moves. Bihu transforms Assam into a musical telltale.  As they say,  Dhool (assamese drum) brings thunderstorms, and Pepa brings lightning, that the intensity of Assamese Bihu.
Enjoy the Bihu and Bihu season.

53 comments:

  1. Happy Bihu.....Beautifully written

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  2. Happy Bihu! I clicked on your other link as well, your dress was beautiful. I bet the food is amazing! looks great. Spring is such an amazing time of year. I hope you have a wonderful celebration

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  3. Beautiful pictures. I have never heard of Bihu before. I learned a few new things. Thanks!

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  4. I've never heard of Bihu before. Thank you for sharing this! Happy Bihu!

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  5. oh, I never heard about Bihu before. this was educational. Happy Bihu :) thank you for sharing

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  6. Never heard of all the delicious Bihu food before. Thanks for sharing this and giving me the information.

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  7. Bihu :) How lovely! Even when you say it it brings smile on your face :)

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  8. Happy Bihu! I have never heard of Bohag Bihu before, but it's so amazing to read about. :)

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  9. Happy Bihu. Its not something I had heard of before and I always love to learn about new cultures, it sounds wonderful!

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  10. Never heard of Bihu but Happy Bihu, always nice to learn more about other cultures.

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  11. Great introduction to what Bihu is! Happy Bihu! I hope you had a great time!

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  12. Oh how fun...it looks like you had a blast. This is definitely a place worth visiting.

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  13. I received your blog and read. It was too good to feel at heart.keep it up.

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  14. Your pictures are very pretty. I also really appreciate you educating us about Bihu

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  15. A little music does go a long way. Looks like a wonderful celebration.

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  16. This sounds beautiful! I love the gifts and the food would all be very new to me, I'd love to try it. Do you attend a lot of weddings during this season too?

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  17. Its always great to learn something new about different cultures. sounds beautiful and very spiritual.

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  18. I've never heard of Bihu before. It sounds like a very beautiful celebration. Happy Bihu!

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  19. very interesting! I have never heard of Bihu before as well. thank for educating me

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  20. Happy Bihu. I had never come across the term before so thank you for making me aware. Loving all your photos!

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  21. Happy Bihu -the ultimate season of love ! I loved the white and red scarf you used , I picked this one up when I visited Assam once, we went to Manas National Park and Pobitora . Loved this post which brought back memories to me.

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  22. Happy Bihu! It sounds such a happy and fun festival and I would love to celebrate it some day. Hope you had a fabulous time :)

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  23. Happy Bihu, what a beautiful post on the festival. I have always loved this festival, my room mates and friends are Assamese and they celebrate it every year.

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  24. What a wonderful celebration! It sounds positively happy and delightful!

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  25. Happy Bihu. This is a lovely post on the festival, I learned a lot about it from reading your post. I hope you enjoyed your celebrations.

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  26. How fun! Happy Bihu! I've never heard of this festival, but I love the vibrant colors and the sweet fritters look good!

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  27. These flowers are beautiful and this festival sounds like a lot of fun! I would love to try those fritters!

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  28. sounds like a great tradition. I'd never heard of bihu before so thanks for sharing!

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  29. This is my first time reading BIHU! This looks like an awesome tradition. Beautiful written , I love this. Happy BIHU!

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  30. Bihu is such a joyous occasion! I love that it is associated with flowers, food, and of course, family. :)

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  31. Happy Bihu! Sounds like a great celebration to have with family!

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  32. Oh how fun...it looks like you had a blast. This is definitely a place worth visiting.

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  33. Festival looks like so much fun! the dessert seams delicious as well

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  34. This sounds lovely! I have honestly never heard of this before – thank you for sharing.

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  35. Thank you for sharing this beautiful culture. I love the dress and the colorful festivity.

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  36. Wow, Bihu is really a big deal! People getting married, music and dancing, special foods, flowers blooming, beautiful flowers at that. That is quite some celebration!

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  37. Wow, what an interesting sounding festival! I've never heard of Bihu before, so this was a really educational post for me :) it looks like a fantastic celebration! x

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  38. What beautiful dresses! Thanks for sharing your culture with us. I never knew about it before.

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  39. Haven't heard of Bihu but you had me wanting to know more about it with your festival food and the interesting dance details.
    It gives me a cheerful feeling to know that there's a time of the year when you prefer to get married and make it more special!
    Happy Bihu��

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  40. What a wonderful celebration! From special foods to clothing, Bihu sounds like a wonderful time of year.

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  41. A cultural experience that stimulates the eyes as well as the palate. It’s a season where everything comes alive.thanks for sharing your culture.

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  42. Bihu sounds like a really great cultural experience. It sounds like a celebration that they have where I live.

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  43. What an interesting article. I love that dress. This seems like a fun celebration. Thanks for sharing!

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  44. Such a lovely way to welcome spring when the flowers finally bloom. It's a great festival and I just love that it's all about fun and love!

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  45. Ooh! I've never had this kind of tea, but it looks so yummy. I'll have to try it sometime soon for sure!

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  46. Angela Ricardo BetheaApril 20, 2018 at 9:35 PM

    I have never heard about Bihu and it sounds really good. Will absolutely check about this.

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  47. Lovely pictures. I didn't know what Bihu is before. Bihu songs must be wonderful since it depicts all the told and untold Assamese love sagas. Happy Bihu.

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  48. I love that this celebrates love and it's such a beautiful festival to be part of! I'm sure the festivities are fun and amazing!

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  49. So colorful and exciting looking! What fun to take part in these celebrations.

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  50. looks like an amazing event! Glad that you sound that you totally had fun

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  51. How amazing to learn about a new tradition and culture. Thank you for sharing this. Very informative!

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  52. This looks like an amazing time! It seems like such an exotic location. I've never been, but I would love to go.

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