Bihu and Borgeet
Bihu is the Assamese festival that falls in the mid of April. this is a festival to commemorate the beauty of nature and mother earth. The first day of the festival is especially dedicated to the cows and buffaloes. The second day is dedicated to the man. The dances and songs which are an integral part of the festival even include the traditional drums and the wind instruments. The songs are used for welcoming the festive spring along with the energy and the musical beats. The instruments include the dhol or drums, and pepa which is made from the horn of buffalo and Gogona.
The Borgeets are the songs with specific ragas but don’t relate to any particular tala. the songs are composed by Srimanta Sankardeva and Madhavdeva in the 15 to 16 centuries. these songs are used to start the prayer services in monasteries. example satra and Namghar and is associated with Ekasarana Dharma. it has a repertoire of Music of Assam which is out of religious context. these show the religious sentiments of poets which differ from other lyrics of Ekasarana Dharma.