Magh Bihu 2017, Bhogali Bihu or Maghar Domahi in Assam

Magh Bihu, also known as Bhogali Bihu or Maghar Domahi, is a harvest festival of Assam. It is equivalent of Makar Sankranti or Pongal and celebrated in Magh Month. In 2017, Magh Bihu date is January 14.

This week-long festival marks the end of harvesting season in Assam. It is celebrated with feasting and lighting bonfires. ‘Uruka’ (January 13, 2017) marks the beginning of Magh Bihu festival.

Assamese people erect ‘Meji’, makeshift huts made of bamboo trees and leaves. They eat their feast in these and burn the huts next morning. The most popular traditions of Magh Bihu are – ‘Tekeli Bhonga’ (a games of pot breaking) and buffalo fighting.

Panchang, 14 January 2017 – Magh Bihu

Suryodayam (Sunrise) 07:14 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 17:57
Chandrodayam (Moonrise) 20:05 Chandrastama (Moonset) 08:28

Today’s Panchangam
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Dwitiya – 12:49
Nakshatra Ashlesha – 22:55
Yoga Priti – 16:27
Karana Vanija – 24:08*

Today’s Panchang
Purnimanta Month Maagha
Amavasyanta Month Paush
Shaka Samvatsara: Durmukhi
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Saumya
Rahu Kalam: 09:55 – 11:15
Gulika Kalam: 07:14 – 08:34
Yama Gandam: 13:56 – 15:17

Today’s Rashi
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Dhanu – 07:50:22
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Karka – 22:55:51

Auspicious Time
Amrita Kalam 21:23 – 22:55
Abhijit: 12:14 – 12:57

Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 12:09 – 13:41
Durmuhurthams: 07:57 – 08:40

In 2016, Magh Bihu date was January 15.

In 2015, Magh Bihu date was January 15.

In 2014, Magh Bihu date was January 14.

Magh Bihu 2013 date was January 14. Magh Bihu 2012 date was January 15.

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  1. Dr. J. N. Baruah says:

    There are some spelling mistakes. The text needs correction. e.g. “domahi” in place of “Domani”, “equivalent” in place of “eaualent”, “buffalo fighting” in place of “Bull fighting”