Kati Bihu

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Recently, the Prime Minister of India extended best wishes on the auspicious occasion of KatiBihu to the people of Assam.

About Kati Bihu

  • It is celebrated in the state of Assam.
  • Kati means to cut and this day marks the time of relocation of rice saplings.
  • It is also known as Kongali Bihu. (Kongali means poor)
  • There are another two Bihu festivals celebrated in Assam - Bhogali or Magh Bihu is observed in January and Rongali or Bohag Bihu is observed in the month of April. 
  • Significance
    • During this month, there are not so many things to eat.
    • They celebrate this festival by lighting the earthen lamps or candles and lit their house with lighting.
    • Lighting diya near Tulsi plant is one of the main part of the festival. They worship Tulsi plant on this auspicious day.
    • People also light a special lamp called "Akash Banti" (Sky candle) in their paddy fields.
    • These lamps are fueled by mustard oil and are kept high on the tip of bamboo poles.
    • People believe that these lighted lamps will guide their ancestors towards heaven.

Q1) What is Rongali Bihu?

It is also known as Bohag Bihu which is a widely celebrated festival in the Indian state of Assam. It is an agricultural festival that marks the Assamese New Year and coincides with the arrival of spring. Rongali Bihu typically falls in mid-April and is celebrated with great enthusiasm and traditional fervor.

Source: Prime Minister extends best wishes on the auspicious occasion of KatiBihu to the people of Assam