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Heikru Hidongba, the traditional boat race festival of Manipur

Sep 25, 2015 18:06
Imphal
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Heikru Hidongba, the traditional boat race festival of Manipur

Heikru Hidongba, the traditional boat race festival of Manipur was celebrated at the Thangapat of Sagolband Bijoygovinda on Thursday amidst cheerful crowd.

The festival is celebrated every year on the 11th day of Meetei lunar month, Langban, which corresponds to the month of September in Gregorian calendar.

Apart from performing religious rites and rituals from early morning and paying obeisance to the god for bountiful blessing, an exciting race between two boats with competitors in traditional attires is the main highlight of the festival."

Sep 25, 2015 18:06
Imphal
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Siddharth Haobijam    Imphal

An award winning photo-journalist from Manipur, Siddharth Haobijam's works have appeared in publications both in India and outside. He has also been interviewed by the national television channel Doordarsan Kendra (Manipur branch). He has worked on various issues and themes of Manipur including Mary Kom, Shumang Leela, Akhu of Imphal Talkies, Nupi Maanbi (Transgender) of Manipur, Nupa Amaibi (traditional priests of Manipur), etc.

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