The animals are then fondled by the twigs of Makhiyati and Dighalati plants.
Bihu is mainly a culture of the masses, secular in concept and it is intimately connected with agriculture..
It is called Kangali (poor) because there is not much to eat at this time of the year.
The main function associated with this bihu is the worship of the sacred tulasi (basil) plant at the root of which earthen oil lamps are placed.
The meji is a structure built of logs of wood placed in pairs, tier above tier till they rise to considerable heights and present the appearance of a lofty temple.
The entire night is spend around a bonfire with people singing bihu songs, beating drums or playing games.