Magh Bihu 2022 Date

Magh Bihu 2022 Date, Bhogali Bihu 2022, Maghar Domahi

Magh Bihu (মাঘ বিহু) observed on the first day of Magh month as per Bengali Panjika is a harvest festival celebrated in Assam. Week-long celebration of Sankranti in Assam is known by the name of Magh Bihu and it marks the end of harvesting season in the month of Magh. Here in Assam, Magh Bihu festival is dedicated to Agni, the Lord of Fire and people pray to Sri Agni Devta for their well being and thanking God for a good harvest. All over India the festival of Sankranti is dedicated to Surya, the Sun Lord and known by the names of Makar Sankranti, Pongal etc.

The festival of Magh Bihu starts one day before the actual day of is synonym of feasts and bonfires which begin one day before of Magh Bihu. 

The first day of Magh Bihu or the day before Magh Bihu is known as Uruka or Bihu Eve which is the last day of Poush month as per Assamese calendar. People erect makeshift huts, known as Meji, from bamboo, leaves and thatch on Uruka day. The food is prepared inside Meji and a community feast is held on the Uruka night when people gather around a bonfire, cook dinner, and make merry. Food for the feast is eaten inside Bhelaghar, a type of makeshift hut. The Meji is burned the next morning and the ashes are scattered on the farmlands to increase fertility.

Rice cakes are made with various names such as Sunga Pitha, Til Pitha etc. and some other sweets of coconut called Laru.

Magh Bihu is also known as Bhogali Bihu (ভোগালী বিহু) , Maghar Domahi (মাঘৰ দোমাহী) and Rongali Bihu.

Magh Bihu 2022 Date & Time

Magh Bihu 2022 - Saturday, January 15, 2022

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