Today Assamese people are celebrating 'Kati Bihu'Today is the first day of Assamese month 'Kati'. On this auspicious day Assamese people celebrate 'Kati Bihu'. Goddess Lakshmi is worshipped on this day by the Assamese. On this Bihu, people light earthen lamps in front of Tulsi plant, the granary, garden and the paddy fields. The cattles are also fed with 'pithas'. People worship before the deities for rich harverst. On this day, farmers go to their respective fields and light "Akash-Banti" or sky-lamp on the tip of a bamboo pole to show the souls of the dead the way to heaven.
On this auspicious day, I pray along with my Assamese brethren for peace and prosperity for all Indians.