When is the Chilarai Divas Date Observed in Assam?

By Sakshi Yadav|Updated : August 3rd, 2022

Bir Chilarai Divas is observed on 16 February as a regional public holiday in Assam, it falls in Phagun Maah of Purnima according to the Hindu calendar Februaryuary. This divas is celebrated on the birth anniversary of Mahabir Chilaray and was started by the Government of Assam in 2005.

History of Bir Chilarai Divas

In the history of Assam, Maharaja Viswa Singha formed a golden age by establishing Koch royal dynasty in 1515 AD. He had a third son, Bir Chilarai(Shukladhwaj), who was born on a full moon day. He was raised learning the art of combat and military tactics with his brothers. Since Shukladhwaj's military assaults were renowned for his speed, much like a chila, he was given the title Chilarai, which means "Kite Prince" (kite). His bravery and military prowess significantly helped the expansion of his older brother, Maharaja Nara Narayan's empire, despite the fact that he was undervalued as one of India's best generals on a national level. Chilari, who served as Nara Narayan's commander in chief, was constantly engaged in battles with neighboring states and kingdoms. Even though he suffered some defeats, Assam began to regard him as a famous warrior. Chilaray died from smallpox on the banks of the Ganges River in 1577 while heading an invasion of Gour in western India.

List of Bir Chilarai Divas

Bir Chilarai divas is observed every year in the month of February in Assam state. Below is the list of Bir Chilarai Divas from 2022 to 2026.

Name

Date

Day

Bir Chilarai Divas

16 February 2022

Wednesday

Bir Chilarai Divas

05 February 2023

Sunday

Bir Chilarai Divas

24 February 2024

Saturday

Bir Chilarai Divas

12 February 2025

Wednesday

Bir Chilarai Divas

01 Febuary 2026

Sunday

Summary:

When is the Chilarai Divas Date Observed in Assam?

The Chilarai Divas date was observed on the fine full moon day of the month of February in Assam. To honor the valiant and heroic deeds of the Great General of Assam, Chilarai's Birth Anniversary is being celebrated every year.

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