Rongali Bihu or Bohag Bihu festivities began today with Goru Bihu being celebrated across Assam with people, particularly in rural and semi-urban pockets of the State, taking their cows and bullocks to nearby rivers and ponds for the customary bath with a paste of turmeric and black gram followed by other customary rituals. Old ropes were also replaced with new ones as people sang and danced heralding in the spring sonata.
Women prepared pithas, larus and other Bihu dilacies at home while markets are also full of these readymade Bihu products.
Varieties of sira, akhoi, hurum, jiggery, curd and cream are also flooding markets across the State.
Bihu husori troupes are also performing at courtyards of houses in towns and villages across Assam.