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Porag festival celebrated by the Mishing community of Assam

Porag festival celebrated by the Mishing community of Assam

Porag is an agricultural festival. It is celebrated by the Mishing community of Assam in India. Duration: Porag is an annual post-harvest celebration. It continues for five days. Alternative Nomenclature: Porag is also known as ‘Nara Singha Bihu’. The folk festival is marked by dances and songs. On the other… Read more »

Barechahariya Bhaona, drama festival of Assam

Barechahariya Bhaona, drama festival of Assam

The Barechahariya Bhaona (spelt in Assamese as বাৰেচহৰীয়া ভাওনা) is an drama festival. It celebrates the 200-year-old legacy of theatre. Time of The Festival The Barechahariya Bhaona is organised at the duration of five to six years. This theatre fest is held at the usually nondescript township of Jamugurihat in… Read more »

Members of Legislative Assembly of Ratabari (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

Members of Legislative Assembly of Ratabari (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

Ratabari Vidhan Sabha Constituency is one of the 126 state legislative assembly constituencies in Assam state in North Eastern India. It is also one of the 8 state legislative assembly constituencies included in the Karimganj Lok Sabha constituency. This constituency is reserved for the Scheduled caste candidates. Members of Legislative… Read more »

Hoollongapar Gibbon Sanctuary located in Jorhat, Assam, India

Hoollongapar Gibbon Sanctuary located in Jorhat, Assam, India

The Hoollongapar Gibbon Sanctuary was earlier known as the Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary and also as Hollongapar Reserved Forest. Nomenclature & Significance Of Hollongapar Gibbon Sanctuary: The Hollongapar Gibbon Sanctuary derives its name from the Hollong tree and Hoolock gibbons. The Sanctuary is a natural treasure house of the Hollong tree… Read more »

Rongker Festival of the Karbis of Meghalaya and Assam

Rongker Festival of the Karbis of Meghalaya and Assam

Rongker Festival is observed by the Karbis of Meghalaya and Assam in India. TIME: Rongker is an annual winter time festival. ETYMOLOGY: ‘Rongker’ is also known as ‘Dehal’ in Ri-Bhoi District of Meghalaya and Kamrup Metropolitan District (‘Dumra Longri’ in Karbi language) in Assam. PURPOSE: Rongker Festival is celebrated to… Read more »