Bihula Festival

History of Bihula

The history of Bihula is based on a viral story, and all the rituals are also done according to this. So, here is the brief story which is the reason to celebrate this festival in Bihar.

Having gotten back to Champak Nagar, Chand Sadagar figured out how to reconstruct his life. A child was destined for him. They named the kid Lakshmindara. At around a similar time, Saha’s wife brought forth a girl, whom they named Bihula. Both the youngsters grew up together and were an ideal made-for-one another; however, when their horoscopes were counted, it was anticipated that Lakshmindara would bite the dust of snake-chomp on the wedding night. As both, the kids were at that point lovers of Manasa and were so all around coordinated that the marriage experienced. Chand Sadagar avoided potential risk in building another marriage chamber that snakes couldn’t penetrate.

Disregarding all the insurances, Manasa had her direction. One of the snakes, sent by her, executed Lakshmindara. The custom that any individual who kicked the bucket of snake-chomp was not incinerated in a typical manner yet was permitted to glide on a pontoon down the stream, with the expectation that the individual could marvelously return to life. Bihula demanded going with her dead spouse on the pontoon, disregarding others’ supplications not to do as such. They cruised for a half year, passing a great many towns; the carcass started to decay, the townspeople considered her a distraught individual. She continued appealing to Manasa. All that the last did was to shield the pontoon from sinking.

The pontoon showed up where Neta, Manasa’s temporary mother, remained. She functioned as a washer lady and was on the stream bank when the pontoon contacted land. Hearing Bihula‘s interminable petitions to Manasa, she chose to take her to Manasa. Utilizing her extraordinary forces, Neta whisked Bihula and the dead Lakshmindara to paradise. Manasa said, “You have the right to have him back, yet this must be done if you guarantee to change your dad-in-law over to my worship.”

“I will,” said Bihula, and quickly life began to mix the cadaver of her dead spouse. His rotted substance recuperated, he opened his eyes. He grinned at Bihula. With Neta as their guide, they got back to earth. Bihula met her relative and portrayed all that occurred. She proceeded to disclose to Chand Sadagar it. He was unable to say no to venerating Manasa.

Importance of Bihula

Bihula is the hero in the Shiva Purana and the Manasamangal sort of Bengali middle age sagas. Various works having a place with this classification were composed between the thirteenth and eighteenth hundreds of years. Although the strict motivation behind these works is to praise the Hindu goddess Manasa, these works are all the more notable for portraying the romantic tale of Bihula and her significant other Lakhindar.

Interesting Facts about Bihula

Bihula keeps on captivating the Bengali personalities in Bengal, Bangladesh, and West Bengal. She is regularly seen as the model wife, brimming with affection and mental fortitude. This picture of Bihula is reflected in one of the sonnets of Jibanananda Das. Bihula is viewed as exemplifying a cherishing and steadfast wife in the Bengali and the Kamarupi culture.

Time to Celebrate

Bihula is a conspicuous celebration of eastern Bihar and is particularly popular in the region of Bhagalpur. During the celebration, I noticed each August enthusiasts appeal to Goddess Mansa for their families’ government assistance. The celebration disparages the splendid Manjusha craftsmanship, which remains comparable to the next notable society specialties of Bihar like the Jadopetiya of Santhal Parganas and the Madhubani artworks of Mithilanchal.