Origin of Bihu Songs


The concept ‘origin of Bihu songs’ is still very controversial. Because Bihu songs have very high importance in the ritual centric folklore of Assam. We can’t decisively say, when and how Bihu was very first originated.

According to some intellect of Assamese culture wants’ to say that this is a part of folk literature, which has been running verbally in the society from one level to another level, over time.

Origin of Bihu Songs

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Forms of Bihu Songs

There are mainly two parts of the Bihu songs. Here, one is ‘Husori’ and the other is ‘Bongeet’. I will explain to you, how these two are different from each other.

Husori: – Husori’s are those songs, in which only men of the Assamese society take the main role. In this, women are not allowed to take any part. Husori songs are especially God ‘Krishna’ centric.

These songs are sung during Rongali Bihu season, the people of villages show their devotional expressions to their worshipped god. Example: –

“Krishnair Murote Bokul Phul Apahi Nior Pai Morohi Jai…Hei, Gubindai Ram.”

None of these songs publish any sexually suggestive expressions. The villagers [males] sing the Husori songs by going home to home, only for the collective welfare of their village.


Bongeet: – Bongeet’s are performed through songs and dance in the conference of men and women. Sexual sentimental emotions are lighted through these Bongeet’s.

In the Bongeet’s men’s try to attract women for sexual intercourse and women also do the same thing by singing different songs and dancing.

These songs have a very deep connection with nature. Due to the arrival of spring, nature becomes restless for mating. The new birth is the main purpose of it.

By these dance songs, unmarried men and women of Assamese society try to show these stories of nature. Due to these sexual intercourse centric characters of Bongeet, some people also make a lot of critique from it.



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