8 Apr 2014 - 9:50am | Bg Gogoi
Spring is back. Tender leaves have dressed the trees afresh. Season flowers start blooming brightly. The rivers are set to regain their strength because of the rain that lashes parts of the state. Birds are chirping with the music of spring. That what strikes the minds of the people who are gearing up for the Rongali Bihu slated for Monday next.
Rural women are busy with preparing varieties of sweets and pastries to be served in the much-vaunted festival. Markets are teeming with people for bihu shopping. Some others are busy with weaving bihuwans for their near and dear ones. That’s the undying tradition of the Assamese girls which enjoys a unique degree of veneration.
With drums and cymbals, flute and pepa, the youths are all out to make this festival a grand success. This is what the festive mood that grips the people of all walks of life these days.
The festival was originated in the rural areas. But with the passage of time, this pomp and gaiety has reached the urban lot.
Guwahati alone is preparing to host at least 200 cultural function to mark the occasion. The cultural functions focusing the huchories would take place from the day one---the day of Goru bihu where the cows would be worshipped. Greeting and good wishes are pouring in different parts of the state. Over to the people of Assam.