GUWAHATI, Jan 12: People of Guwahati are all set to celebrate the grand feast of Uruka which marks the onset of the Magh Bihu. Long queues were seen around various markets of the city on Tuesday. The stalls of Guwahati were laden with Til Pitha, coconut ladoo, curd and other food items for the celebration.
Magh Bihu, also known as Bhogali Bihu is the most important harvest festival of Assam. The celebration begins on the last day of the Assamese month Pooh and the beginning of the month of Magh which falls on January 13-14. The night before Magh Bihu is called Uruka. The Bihu starts in the dawn by burning Meji (bonfire) where adults and children take the blessings of the fire god