Culture and festivals in Assam

Culture and festivals in Assam

Culture and festivals in Assam

Assam is known as the land of multiculturalism. There is a range of festivals as different tribes celebrate their own festivals throughout the year. This article lists important holidays in the state:

Kalam Dharma:

Karam puja is the most important festival of the tea tribal community in Assam and is dedicated to the “Mother of the Earth” – the Goddess of Creation. It is usually celebrated on the night of “Bhado Ekadasi” in mid-August. It is basically a festival related to agriculture. It is believed that with the blessing of God “Karam”, they will have a good harvest and their families will be freed from evil.

Rongker & Chomangkan Festival:

Rongker is a major festival in Assam. This is the state’s annual spring festival. The festival is celebrated in the tribe known as the Karbis. Celebrations take place in April. This is around the same time as Baisakhi. The tribes gathered together to celebrate the glory of Bihu. The Kabis are one of the main tribes in northeastern India. They generally live in Karbi Anglong district. They are also found in places like Kamstrup and Nagan in the North Kachar district.

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Jobill Meera:

Jonbeel Mela is the main fair in Assam. It started in the 15th century AD. The meeting is said to have been organized by King Ahom centuries ago to discuss the political situation at the time. Jonbeel Mela is the only show in the world that still has a barter system in place. It is located 30 km from the state capital Guwahati. This is a community fair held for 3 days during the Magh Bihu period.

Baisha Ancient Festival:

Baishagu Festival is a major festival in Assam, celebrated by the Bodos tribal community. It takes place in mid-April. This is around the same time as Baisakhi. The Bodos are the largest predetermined tribal community found in Assam. They live in lower Assam states like Kokrajhar, Bongaigaon, Chirang etc.

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Bare Saharan Bhaona:

Bare Saharia Bhaona is only celebrated in Assam. It is a traditional way of entertainment for the locals. This entertainment mode was first introduced by Mahapursha Srimanta Sankardeva. Bare Saharia Bhaona is a traditional medium used to convey religious and ethnic messages to villagers through entertainment. It mainly focuses on the victory over evil through the grace of the gods. Characters in plays or plays include mythological figures, kings, queens, chess pieces, monsters, demons, gods, wars, soldiers, etc.

Assam Majuli Festival:

Majuli is a festival celebrated only in the Indian state of Assam. The festival is celebrated in Majuli an der Ruit. The Luit River happens to be the creator of the largest river island in the world. This festival is held every year. It is held in an area 1.5 km from the capital of Majuli, Garamur. The festival lasts for four days from November 21st to November 24th.

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Assam Tea Festival:

The Assam Tea Festival is an annual festival that has won both national and international acclaim. It is held in various places in Assam in November. It is centrally organized by the Assam State Department of Tourism, an Assam State government department. The main celebration is held in Jorhat.

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These festivals highlight the spirit and emotion of Assam. They promote brotherhood and community solidarity.

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