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bwisagu songs
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Bwisagu Mwchanai(Dance)...Thakhw,Thakhw,Dokhona sona(bodo video music)
Bwisagu Mwchanai(Dance)...Thakhw,Thakhw,Dokhona sona(bodo video music)
::2008/07/11::
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Bwisagu Bwtwrao.. (Sanjib&Usha) HD
Bwisagu Bwtwrao.. (Sanjib&Usha) HD
::2014/04/16::
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Happy Bwisagu 2013
Happy Bwisagu 2013
::2013/06/02::
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Bajwi Lwi  Bajwi Bhupen RB ( New Bodo Bwisagu Song )
Bajwi Lwi Bajwi Bhupen RB ( New Bodo Bwisagu Song )
::2014/04/12::
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Bodo Song  Bwisagu-  Bhupen Rb and Phwila.
Bodo Song Bwisagu- Bhupen Rb and Phwila.
::2012/03/14::
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Bodo Song  Bwisagu - Bhupen Rb n Party
Bodo Song Bwisagu - Bhupen Rb n Party
::2012/03/14::
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Bwisagu song
Bwisagu song
::2014/08/01::
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bwisagu
bwisagu
::2013/04/19::
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Bwisagu dance from UN Academy
Bwisagu dance from UN Academy
::2013/02/10::
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Bwisagu | Bodo Song | Bhupen Rb and the Party
Bwisagu | Bodo Song | Bhupen Rb and the Party
::2014/04/13::
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Bodo song bwisagu. Prem Anand bty. Patga0n.
Bodo song bwisagu. Prem Anand bty. Patga0n.
::2013/04/14::
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Bwisagu dance/from UN Academy
Bwisagu dance/from UN Academy
::2013/02/10::
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Bodo bwisagu
Bodo bwisagu
::2012/10/05::
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Bodo Girl Dance@Bwisagu Function
Bodo Girl Dance@Bwisagu Function
::2014/08/28::
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Bwisagu - Maibrah Joomaini
Bwisagu - Maibrah Joomaini
::2012/04/12::
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Bwisagu dance
Bwisagu dance
::2013/04/23::
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Bodo song(its proud bodo child dance with belguri bwisagu ansai afat.)
Bodo song(its proud bodo child dance with belguri bwisagu ansai afat.)
::2012/05/02::
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Rongjali Bwisagu 2012.(10). by Delhi Bodo Association
Rongjali Bwisagu 2012.(10). by Delhi Bodo Association
::2012/06/16::
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Bwisagu dance by Deepikha..Mohilary
Bwisagu dance by Deepikha..Mohilary
::2012/06/27::
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Bwisagu at Deulkuchi village(assam)
Bwisagu at Deulkuchi village(assam)
::2013/05/29::
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Bwisagu (Udalguri 2014) - HD
Bwisagu (Udalguri 2014) - HD
::2014/05/02::
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Bwisagu dance at Teacher colony (Bwisaguw maginai)
Bwisagu dance at Teacher colony (Bwisaguw maginai)
::2013/04/01::
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How to blow whistle out loud using fingers (Rongali Bwisagu Celebration in my Assam)
How to blow whistle out loud using fingers (Rongali Bwisagu Celebration in my Assam)
::2011/04/18::
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bwisagu dance,central institute of technology,kokrajhar2014
bwisagu dance,central institute of technology,kokrajhar2014
::2014/04/01::
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Bwisagu (Udalguri 2013)
Bwisagu (Udalguri 2013)
::2013/05/06::
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Rongjali Bwisagu 2012.(5).by Delhi Bodo Association
Rongjali Bwisagu 2012.(5).by Delhi Bodo Association
::2012/06/18::
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Rongjali Bwisagu 2012.(3). by Delhi Bodo Association
Rongjali Bwisagu 2012.(3). by Delhi Bodo Association
::2012/06/16::
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Bwisagu Dance at NIT Rourkela
Bwisagu Dance at NIT Rourkela
::2014/10/25::
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How to get drunk and crash the dance party (Rongali Bwisagu Celebration April 2011)
How to get drunk and crash the dance party (Rongali Bwisagu Celebration April 2011)
::2011/04/18::
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Rongjali Bwisagu 2012.(4).of Delhi Bodo Association
Rongjali Bwisagu 2012.(4).of Delhi Bodo Association
::2012/06/30::
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thangnwswi ang agwi thangnwswi ang(bwisagu dance for Debid)
thangnwswi ang agwi thangnwswi ang(bwisagu dance for Debid)
::2013/08/18::
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Boro Bwisagu
Boro Bwisagu
::2013/03/24::
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Rongjali Bwisagu 2012 (Final Rehearsal) of Delhi Bodo Association
Rongjali Bwisagu 2012 (Final Rehearsal) of Delhi Bodo Association
::2012/06/23::
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Bwisagu Song
Bwisagu Song
::2012/06/24::
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Bodo  Bwisagu Dance!!.....2012 ...
Bodo Bwisagu Dance!!.....2012 ...
::2013/07/31::
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bodo video, Khunga 40 Thi Bhatkuchi Rongjali Bwisagu Falithaini Harimu Aidani nuthaiHarimu
bodo video, Khunga 40 Thi Bhatkuchi Rongjali Bwisagu Falithaini Harimu Aidani nuthaiHarimu
::2010/08/05::
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BWISAGU DANCE DELHI ABSU
BWISAGU DANCE DELHI ABSU
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Rongjali Bwisagu 2012.(7).of Delhi Bodo Association
Rongjali Bwisagu 2012.(7).of Delhi Bodo Association
::2012/06/30::
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Kids enjoy Bihu the most. (The Rongali Bwisagu festival, April 2011)
Kids enjoy Bihu the most. (The Rongali Bwisagu festival, April 2011)
::2011/04/18::
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Bwisagu
Bwisagu
::2012/04/16::
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Mushalpur Bwisagu Festival Organize by Baksa Dristict ABSU 2012
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::2014/06/19::
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bodo video,   41ST BHATKUCHI RONGJALI BWISAGU FALITHAI,2011
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::2011/08/04::
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Rongjali Bwisagu 2012.(6). by Delhi Bodo Association
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::2012/06/20::
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Bwisagu video
Bwisagu video
::2014/11/21::
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Bhergami bwisagu mwsanai
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Bwisagu mwsanai 2013
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Bwisagu.MPG
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Rongjali Bwisagu 2011 of the DBA---Delhi Bodo Association---01
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Rongjali Bwisagu 2011 Of Delhi Bodo Association---03
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Bwisagu or Baisagu is one of the most popular seasonal festival of the Bodos of Assam. In Assamese language it is called as Bihu. The Bodos call this popular festival as Baisagu, which means the start of the new year. Baisagu is a Boro word which originated from the word "Baisa" which means year or age, ang "Agu" that means starting or start. Hence, Baisagu, the starting time of the year or age. This Baisagu festival is observed at the starting part of the first month of the Assamese and Bengali year(first week of the month of Bohag or Baisakh).

Characteristics[edit]

The characteristics of the Bwisagu festivals can be classified as follows:

  • 'Gokha-Gokhoi Janai' or eating bitter and sour tasted wild vegetables on the day of Sankranti or the day before the first day of the new year.
  • Bathing of cattle or "Masou thukhoinai"
  • Worshiping the gods and goddesses
  • Worshiping the ancestors
  • Merry-making and enjoyment at the entrance of the New year.

Bwisagu, as observed by Kacharis indicates the pattern which the festival follows over the several days. The first day is for the "Makhau" or "Mashau" meant for cattle; on which the cows are bathed in the river. The second day is meant for the "Mansi" or for Men' but starting with worship me their gods; the third day is for "Saima" meant for dogs; the fourth day is for "Oma" meant for swine; the fifth day is for "Dao", or meant for fowl; the sixth for duck and other birds; the seventh is meant for receiving relatives and friends.

House cleaning, battle rites, worship of Bathow and offering me eatables to their ancestors, ruthoi on of new and washed clothes, receiving and visiting relatives, friends etc., may be said to constitute the formal part of the festival. Worshiping of Bathow is done on the second day of the festival. There is also the ceremo eating me fowl cooked with bitter herb known as "Khungkha" or other wild vegetables me different taste. They offer it to the visitors also.

Merry making is the integral part of this Bodo Festival. Music and dance become a regular feature. Young men play on the "Sifung"(flute), "Kham"(drum), the four stringed "Serjã", and beat out rhythm with a piece of split bamboo called "Thãrkhã", girls dance in bands and play on the Jew's harp called "Gongonã" and small cymbals called "jotha".

Rites performed during Bwisãgu[edit]

The Bodos perform certain rites on the occasion me the Bwisãgu festival.

  • To destroy the eggs of the snakes they produce a particular tune on the flute, the tune is called "Santravali". The snakes community is believed by the Bodos to be the foe of the human beings and all other creatures, and anni-hillation of snakes is considered an act me general welfare.
  • Perform pujas to the deities.
  • Worship to their ancestors
  • Bid farewell to the old year.
  • Pay respect to the Gurus and elderly persons.
  • Exchange Love and Affection.
  • Dance and Sing songs.
  • Worship me god(Burãh Bãthou Mahãrãjã) with hope of more and more production and growth me cultivation.
  • On the seventh day bid farewell to "Bwisagu"

Cattle Rites during Bwisãgu[edit]

The last date of the month of Chaitra is called by the Bodos as the Bwisâgu for the cows or cattle. On that day the Bodos leads the cattle to the tank or the river for bathing. Before taking to the river or tank the cattle are offered paddy and horns and hooves are smeared with mustard oil. The body of the cow is routed with black marking with a mixture prepared from black ashes and mustard oil, using the stem of the Eri tree as the marker. The cows are also garlanded with the garlands made of gourd and brinjals. Before taking them off the cowshed the owner pays respects to them. While leading the cows to the river for bathing the cow herds sings the songs beating them lightly with the "Dighalati" plant.After taking away the cows from the cow shed the cow dungs are thrown away and the shed is cleaned. The old ropes(phaga) are replaced by new ones.

See More[edit]

References[edit]

  • A study in cultural heritage of the Bodo by Dr. Kameshwar Brahma

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