Bohag Bihu of Moran community begins|
TINSUKIA, April 20 - One of the most important indigenous ethnic groups of North-east, Morans have their own traditional customs to celebrate the Rongali or Bohag Bihu. They celebrate the Bihu from any Wednesday of the month of Bohag areawise, according to the direction of the Satradhikar of the Satras situated in the respective localities of the Moran-dominated areas.
Accordingly, the Moran people of Talap Kordoiguri area began their Rongali Bihu celebration by observing ‘Goru Bihu’ on April 19 and today they will observe Manuh Bihu and so on. During these Bihu days, they will celebrate the festival of spring with traditional Bihu songs, dances, husori, dharma husori, rati Bihu and most important one is the ‘Goch Tol Log Bihu’. The traditional Goch Tol Log Bihu of Moran is a unique one. As per the tradition, the young unmarried girls of the village or areas dance in the afternoon of the Bihu period with the rhythm of toka, an instrument made with bamboo. There is a bamboo barrier that separates the girls and the boys of the community from another villages or areas. More interestingly, the tokas are offered by the girls themselves to the boys. This Goch Tol Log Bihu continues till the last day of the celebration as per the permission of the Satradhikar. Accordingly, the Goch Tol Log Bihu of the area has already started on the Goru Bihu day with much fun and gaiety where girls of the area danced together with the rhythm of dhol, toka and other instruments.