Rongali Bihu or Bohag Bihu is the Assamese New Year celebrated in mid April. In 2017, Bohag Bihu or Rongali Bihu date is April 14.
Actually, Bohag Bihu is celebrated for 7 days but nowadays it is confined for 3 days. Goru Bihu, Manuh Bihu, and Gosai Bihu are the three festivals of Rongali Bihu.
Rongali Bihu or Bohag Bihu 2017 dates
April 13, 2017 – Goru Bihu
April 14, 2017 – Manuh Bihu (Main Rongali Bihu)
April 15, 2017 – Gosai Bihu
The day prior to the main Bihu is celebrated as Goru Bihu. This is the last day of the previous year and on this day cows are worshipped.
The main Bihu festival is Manuh Bihu during which Assamese houses get festive mood and decorated. The special recipes called ‘Pitha’, ‘Jolpan’, and ‘Larus’ are prepared by women and distributed among the friends and relatives.
The third day, Gosai Bihu, marks the end of Rongali bihu. On this, favorite Gods of the devotees are worshipped with utmost devotion and offered special recipes.
There are couple of other Bihu festivals – Magh Bihu (Makar Sankranti) and Kongali Bihu (18 October 2017).
Naba Barsha 2017-2018 Predictions
Panjika for Bohag Bihu 2017 – 14 April
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:10 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 18:43
Chandrodayam (Moonrise) 21:29 Chandrastama (Moonset) 08:12
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Tritiya – 17:23
Nakshatra Vishakha – 10:47
Yoga Siddhi – 10:08
Karana Bava – Full Night
Purnimanta Month Vaisaakha
Amavasyanta Month Chaitra
Shaka Samvatsara: Hevilambi
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Sadharana
Rahu Kalam: 10:53 – 12:27
Gulika Kalam: 07:45 – 09:19
Yama Gandam: 15:35 – 17:09
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Mesha
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Vrischika
Amrita Kalam 26:01* – 27:49*
Abhijit: 12:02 – 12:52
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 15:16 – 17:03
Durmuhurthams: 12:52 – 13:42