The Assam Kaziranga University

Assam’s Bohag Bihu celebration began with much zeal and passion on Thursday.

While most people are enjoying ‘Goru Bihu,’ the first day of Rongali Bihu, with their families on Thursday. Staff at Hatigaon Bharat Petroleum Petrol Pump, on the other hand, can be seen conducting their duty while also preserving the Assamese Bihu culture by dressing up for Bihu.

Pic: Bubul Chandra Medhi

Bohag Bihu, one of Assam’s most important festivals, marks the start of the Assamese New Year as well as the arrival of spring.

The first day of Rongali Bihu, also known as Goru Bihu, is dedicated to cattle and occurs on the last day of the preceding year.

Aside from cow worshipping, the locals practise a long-standing egg-playing ritual known as ‘Koni-juj.’

Farmers bathe their cows in a pond or a river on this day before applying Mah, which is a turmeric powder and pulses mixture.

The Assam Kaziranga University