CEL­E­BRA­TIONS ACROSS THE CITY

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI -

“The first day of Bihu cel­e­bra­tions is known as Goru Bihu and is ded­i­cated to the cat­tle, as they pro­vide the peo­ple with means of earn­ing a liveli­hood in an agrar­ian so­ci­ety. Peo­ple wor­ship their cat­tle in ru­ral As­sam on this oc­ca­sion,” said Deepen Ra­jkon­war, a Kamothe res­i­dent.

“Goru Bihu cel­e­bra­tions are fol­lowed by Manuh Bihu. On this day, peo­ple play with haldi and wa­ter in the morn­ing. A wide va­ri­ety of tra­di­tional cuisines along with pi­thas such as tilp­i­tha, ghi­lap­i­tha, bor­p­i­tha and lad­dus are pre­pared and served by the women. The el­ders in the fam­ily are ap­pre­ci­ated and the women of­fer gamocha as presents to the male mem­bers of the fam­ily,” he added.

Peo­ple also visit their friends and rel­a­tives and then at­tend Bihu song and dance per­for­mances in the evening.

In vil­lages of As­sam, the el­ders go from one house­hold to the next singing hu­soris or car­ols.

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