Bhogali Bihu: Acharya wishes Assamese community peace
Dimapur, Jan. 14: The governor of Nagaland, PB Acharya greets the Assamese community living in Nagaland during the auspicious occasion of Bhogali Bihu.
Bhogali Bihu, the harvest festival, marks the end of the harvest season in the state of Assam. Bhogali Bihu is celebrated in the north east and the Makar Sankranti in Karnataka, Kerala, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra and Pongal in Tamilnadu, Lohri in North India.
The governor issued a message on Saturday.“Makara Sankranti is the transition of the sun into the zodiacal sign of Makara (Capricorn) on its celestial path, which is the first change in the zodiac after the winter solstice, “ Acharya stated. “The festival is celebrated in various parts of the Indian subcontinent to observe the day which marks the shift of the sun into ever-lengthening days. The festival is a seasonal observance as well as a religious celebration. Every year the festival falls on 14th January.”
Acharya stated that festivals are related to agriculture and nature’s seasons and occupy a prominent role in the cultural life of India. The governor has wished that the celebrations would be a harbinger of peace and prosperity to the society.