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The Bwisagu Festival of the indigenous Bodos of Assam

The Bwisagu Festival of the indigenous Bodos of Assam

The ‘Bwisagu’ festival is celebrated by the indigenous Bodos of Assam. It is a seasonal celebration. ETYMOLOGY: The Bodo term ‘Bwisagu’ is derived from two other Bodo words – ‘Bwisa’ and ‘Agu’. ‘Bwisa’ connotes ‘age’ or ‘year’ while ‘Agu’ means ‘start’ or ‘commence’. Hence, the meaning of the combo Bodo… Read more »

Kaziranga National Park a World Heritage Site in Assam

Kaziranga National Park a World Heritage Site in Assam

The Kaziranga National Park is a UNESCO world heritage site. The authorities concerned declared the vast bio-diverse area as a ‘National Park’ in 1974. Nomenclature: The nomenclature of ‘Kaziranga’ has been adopted from the name of a Karbi ruler. According to Karbi mythology, she ruled in this area during the… Read more »

Abeyaantrix: Festival Showcasing Techno-Cultural Talents of JIST, Assam

Abeyaantrix: Festival Showcasing Techno-Cultural Talents of JIST, Assam

Abeyaantrix is one of the most looked after techno-cultural festivals across India. WHAT IS ABEYAANTRIX A significant aspect of Abeyaantrix is that this annual fest of JIST (Jorhat Institute of Science and Technology), Assam, brings under a single umbrella students pursuing non-engineering as well as engineering courses. ABX Often searched… Read more »

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 »