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How " The Bihu" festival celebrated In Assam ? would you plz tell me , it is urgently required for a documentary film to be telecasted from chennai on the day of VISHU in south .

please try to give a vivid description including food and realted all inofrmation .

Tags: food, chennai, plz
Asked by joyesh chakraborty, 01 Apr '08 02:06 pm
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Originating in the pre-Aryan days around 3500 b.c., the festival of Bihu used to last for a whole month, though nowadays work pressure has reduced it to a week. A no holds barred dancing session is the most intriguing part of the festival and symbolises the fertility rites of the original inhabitants of the hilly regions of the northeast in India. The farmers fancied that the erotic content of the songs would sexually arouse the earths body, leading to an abundant harvest.

Bihag Bihu or Rangoli Bihu, the first of the three Bihus, is celebrated in the month of April on the dates coinciding with the sankranti, chait or baisak (13, 14 and 15 April).

Festival Celebration During The Assamese New Year

According to the solar calendar that the Assamese follow, the New Year usually falls on 14th April. Brilliantly-coloured flowers and luxuriant foliage dress the whole of Assam in all the hues of the rainbow during the month of April. An abundance of kopoful (orchids), mostly purple i ...more
Answered by Richie, 01 Apr '08 02:10 pm

 
  
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Bihu is the National Festival of Assam, one of the most beautiful states of India, known for its tea gardens, lush green forests and the mighty Brahmaputra river. The origin of the word Bihu" is said to be from the Sanskrit word Vishu.

The Assamese celebrate three types of Bihu in a year - Rongaali Bihu or Bohaag Bihu, Kati Bihu or Kongaali Bihu and the last but not the least Magh Bihu or Bhogaali Bihu. The Bihus mark three distinct phases of the farming calendar for the native crop of Assam i.e. paddy. Bohaag Bihu marks the advent of the seeding time, the Kati Bihu marks the completion of sowing of paddy and transplantation of the saplings (Kothia) and finally Magh Bihu marks the culmination of the harvesting period.

Rongaali Bihu, the most important Bihu of all the three, is celebrated in the month of Bohaag (middle of April), the first month of the Assamese calendar and thus marks the advent of the Assamese New Year. This Bihu is also known as Rongaali ( Rong denoting joy in A ...more
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Answered by anil garg, 03 Mar '12 12:13 am

 
  
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Dance
Answered by conviction, 02 Mar '12 11:32 pm

 
  
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Any where where some one is seving the hungers, with polliteness can be defined as Food Festival, and so going on every where
Answered by Anand Agarwal, 06 Nov '09 01:31 am

 
  
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They make traditional food made of rice and coconut
instruments Dhol - Drum
Taal
Pepa (An instrument made of buffalo horn)
Toka
Flute
Xutuli
Gogona are used while they dance and sing
more info can be found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bihu
Answered by madhavi, 01 Apr '08 02:12 pm

 
  
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