Traditional pitha, laru etc. being sold at roadside stalls during Magh Bihu
Magh Bihu, also known as Bhogali Bihu, is a harvest festival celebrated in Assam. It is traditionally celebrated in mid-January, marking the end of the harvesting season.
The festival is celebrated with a lot of enthusiasm and is an occasion for people to come together and celebrate their bountiful harvest. The granaries are filled with a good harvest and the people rejoice by feasting with their family and loved ones.
The celebration of Magh Bihu is not complete without the traditional feast, and a traditional bonfire called “Meji“. People enjoy the traditional food such as pitha, laru, etc., which are made from freshly harvested rice and sesame seeds.
Magh Bihu is a time for people to come together, celebrate, and give thanks for a bountiful harvest.
Here are some photographs, captured by Partha Pratim Haloi, that highlight the spirit of Magh Bihu:
About Partha Pratim Haloi
Partha Pratim Haloi is a student of Mass Communication at Gauhati University.