Majuli Cultural Landscape Management Authority
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CULTURE - FESTIVALS CELEBRATED IN THE RIVER ISLAND OF MAJULI

Major cultural events of the Majuli are an integral part of the life of the people. Seasonal variations and celebration of festivals are correlated. This has a direct impact on the activities and occupation pattern of people of the Majuli. The Sattras are the major centers where the local people assemble in large numbers for the celebration of festivals. These are the occasions when people get united and perform the rituals along with the Sattradhikar and the bhaktas. These are times when people get spiritually and rejuvenated by following the practices. It gives them a better understanding of the Vaishnavite principles and philosophy.

Another aspect of the celebration of festivals is related to the farming practices. The Sattras give equal importance to these festivals. These are also occasions when the villagers and the Sattradhikar along with the bhaktas come together to celebrate the event.

Hence, the Sattras give equal importance to religious events and farming practices and the same ideology is transmitted to the villagers as well, as they are their followers.

Following are the festivals celebrated in the river island of Majuli:-

  1. FALGUTSAV
  2. BOHAG BIHU
  3. ALI AI LIGANG (MISHING)
  4. BISU (DEORI)
  5. BARSIK BHAONA-SABAH/BAR SABAH
  6. BAH-GOROWA
  7. GARAKSHIA SABAH
  8. JANMASHTAMI
  9. SHRI SHANKARADEVA'S DEATH ANNIVERSARY
  10. SHRI MADHAVDEV'S DEATH ANNIVERSARY
  11. PO'RAG (MISHING)
  12. DEO PUJA (DEORI)
  13. BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF SHRI SHANKARADEVA
  14. KATI BIHU
  15. PAAL NAAM
  16. RAAS UTSAV
  17. DIWALI
  18. AMROK (MISHING)
  19. SAWANIA PUJA(DEORI)
  20. MAGH BIHU
  21. NA KHOWA
  22. NORA-CHIGA (MISHING)