Majuli is the largest river island in the world and is situated in the Brahmaputra river in Assam, India. Its spans about 1,250 square kilometers but is gradually losing its terrain due to soil erosion and now only has an area of 421.65 square kilometers. Majuli is shrinking further as the vast Brahmaputra keeps getting bigger. The island is formed by the Brahmaputra river in the south and the Kherkutia Xuti river (a branch of the Brahmaputra), joined by the Subansiri River in the north. The island is about 200 kilometers east from the state s largest city, Guwahati.  Majuli is enveloped in lush greenery and the flora, fauna and the natural scenery found there is breathtaking.

Various communities of people like Mishings, Deoris, Sonowal Kacharis, Mataks, Ahoms and other Nepali Communities thrive together in this eclectic place. Majuli boasts of this array of ethnic communities, which has significantly contributed to its rich and vibrant cultural heritage. Majuli can also proudly boast about it clear skies, serene atmosphere and lush surroundings.

Majuli Festival of Assam

Assam, the land of composite culture celebrates a chain of festivals throughout the year. The Majuli festival is one of the most popular festival and is celebrated on the picturesque banks of the river Luit situated 1.5 kilometers from Garamur, the sub divisional head quarter of the island. It is celebrated during the month of November keeping in mind the climatic conditions of the region. The celebration takes place for 4 continuous days.

Majuli Festival


The Majuli festival is a enlightening celebration where various the cultural aspects of the different communities living there are revealed and honored. This is the one place where the artists of such different communities gather to celebrate their unity amongst this diverse gathering. On this day, they put aside their differences and hardships in their life, share their love for music, dance, arts, crafts and food.     Elaborate events are organized on this day and people from these various tribes living in India and all over the world congregate to celebrate their heritage and culture.

Events held during the Majuli Festival

There is a huge variety of option in each category and thee are numerous cultural troupes that perform based on them.

Music - Borgeet, Biyanaam, Nisukoni geet, Gorokhiya Naam, Bongeet, Bihu songs like; Bihugeet , Husori, Regional folk music like; Kamrupi Lokageet, Goalpariya Lokageet, Ojapali, Tokari geet, Deh Bisaror Geet, Baramahi geet, Malita, Ethnic folk songs like;  Jhumur, Bharigaan and Bhakthi music like; Zikir and Zri, Ainaam, Dihanaam, Hiranaam

Dance
- Bhortal Dance, Bagurumba, Deori Bihu and the Mising Bihu dance
Arts & Crafts - Handmade Masks, Handlooms, Wood carvings, Bamboo & Cane works, Pottery.

Culinary Delights/ Food Fests
- Traditional and tribal foods are kept to be sampled. Other cultural activites: Mati Akhora, Hasta Sadhana, Dhemalis, Raag - Ragini, Kantha Sadhana

Seminars
- To discuss different topics and an effort to address local issues.

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