With the (Rongali) Bihu or Bwisagu is already in, sounds of musical instruments like kham, jhota, serja, sifung and jabshringhave created a festive mood in the nook and corner of Kokrajhar like other parts of the region.
Goru Bihu, the last date of Assamese Chot month or the day of Sankranti, the first day of Rongali Bihu was observed in different parts of the district and the people were seen bathing their cows and cattle in ponds and rivers.
The cattle are washed with a combination of symbolic herbs like maah-halodhi (black gram and turmeric paste), whipped dighloti (a plant with long leaf), makhioti (a plant with flower like soft plastic butter-fly) and pieces of lau (bottle gourd) and bengena (brinjal).
Meanwhile, hundreds of people gathered at Baukhungri hill on the day of Sangkranti at Harinaguri, 10km east of Kokrajhar town to celebrate the Bwisagu festival.
Both young and old, men and women, irrespective of caste, creed and community, some carrying kham-siphung-serja-jabsring (Bodo traditional musical instruments) thronged the Baukhungri hill since early morning for welcoming the Bwisagu festival.