Magh Bihu 2018 | 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 2018, 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, 2018) 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 2018 – Magh Bihu

Suryodayam (Sunrise) 07:14 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 17:57
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)29:34 Chandrastama (Moonset)15:57

Today’s Panchangam
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Trayodashi – 26:30*
Nakshatra Jyeshtha – 13:15
Yoga Dhruva – Full Night
Karana Vanija – 26:30*

साधारण नाम संवत्सर, माघ मॉस, कृष्ण पक्ष त्रयोदशी, ज्येष्ठा नक्षत्र, ध्रुवा योग, वणिज करण.

Today’s Panchang
Purnimanta Month Maagha
Amavasyanta Month Paush
Shaka Samvatsara: Hevilambi
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Sadharana
Rahu Kalam: 16:37 – 17:57
Gulika Kalam: 15:16 – 16:37
Yama Gandam: 12:36 – 13:56

North Indian Hindi Calendar – Magh Mahina

Malayalam Calendar – Dhanu Month

Kannada Calendar – Pousha Masa

Tamil Calendar – Thai Masam

Bengali Calendar – Poush Mash

Nepali Calendar – Poush Month

Telugu Calendar – Pushya Masam

Marathi Calendar – Poush Maas

Gujarati Calendar – Pous Maas

Today’s Rashi
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Dhanu – 14:00:04
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Vrischika – 13:15:02

Auspicious Time
Amrita Kalam
Abhijit: 12:14 – 12:57

Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 11:27 – 13:15
Durmuhurthams: 16:31 – 17:14

In 2017, Magh Bihu date was January 14.

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”