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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 »

Celebrating Rabha Hajong Chandubi Festival in Assam

Celebrating Rabha Hajong Chandubi Festival in Assam

Five-day Chandubi Festival is a showcase of the myriad folk culture of different communities of the State. The Festival allows knowing their traditions, ethnic culinary delicacies, folk musical instruments, ethnic fineries, and traditional games and sports. Rabha Hasong Autonomous Council organises the Chandubi Festival, which is held on the bank… Read more »

Ali Aye Ligang the agricultural festival of Mising people

Ali Aye Ligang the agricultural festival of Mising people

Ali Aye Ligang festival Ali Aye Ligang is the Spring festival of the Mishing or Mising community. It is associated with agriculture. The festival marks the commencement of the Ahu (paddy) cultivation. The Mising or Mishing is an indigenous tribe of the two Indian States of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh…. Read more »

Bohuwa Dance worship of Lord Shiva or Khring Raja Baithow

Bohuwa Dance worship of Lord Shiva or Khring Raja Baithow

The Sonowal Kacharis (of the northeastern State of Assam in India) celebrate the Bohuwa Dance. The event is observed by the Sonowal Kachari community of Bihpuria in Lakhimpur and Dibrugarh districts. Biennial Dance It is celebrated every two years. Significance The significance of this festival is that it heralds a… 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 »