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Lai-Haraoba of Manipur, indigenous festival of the Meitei

Khumujam Ratan Kumar

Lai-Haraoba of Manipur, indigenous festival of the Meitei

a socio-historical perspective

by Khumujam Ratan Kumar

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Published by Ph. Pratima Devi in Manipur .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Manipur (India),
  • India,
  • Manipur.
    • Subjects:
    • Meitheis (Indic people) -- Religion.,
    • Meitheis (Indic people) -- Social life and customs.,
    • Festivals -- India -- Manipur.,
    • Manipur (India) -- Religion.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 133-143) and index.

      StatementKhumujam Ratan Kumar.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsBL2032.M4+
      The Physical Object
      Paginationvi, 153 p. :
      Number of Pages153
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3337269M
      LC Control Number2004327965

      Lai Haraoba. Lai Haraoba is the traditional religious festival, celebrated in regards to the holy sacred groves Umang Lai of the state. Shumang Kumhei. Shumang Leela is a traditional form of theater, originated in the state. It is a four open air form, with a 13×13 sq. ft. of area. Literature.   The festival is celebrated by the Meitei community. The community is spread across Assam, Tripura, Manipur, Meghalaya, Myanmar and Bangladesh. However, the festival is widely celebrated in the state of Manipur. Lai Haraoba Festival. Lai Haraoba festival is celebrated by Meitei people to please sacred trees called “Umang Lai”.

      Lai Haraoba: The Universe Of Knowledge The credit for the Manipuris being able to excel in various games and sports must go to the institution of Lai Haraoba. where a variety of indigenous games are still preserved for posterity, Mukna, Khong Kangjei, Sagol Kangjei, Chenjong-Mangjong, Lamjel, Thang-Ta, Boat Race etc. are parts of Lai Haraoba ceremony. Meitei, or Meetei (also Manipuri / m ə n ɪ ˈ p ʊr i /; Meitheilon, Meeteilon, Meeʁteilon, from Meithei + -lon 'language'; Kathe) is a Sino-Tibetan language and the predominant language and lingua franca in the southeastern Himalayan state of Manipur, in northeastern is the one of the official languages of the Government of ity: Meitei, Meitei Pangal people, Meitei .

      #MANIPUR_LAI_HARAOBA: #Lai Haraoba is a Manipuri festival, and is associated with Meiteis, celebrated to please traditional ated in honour of . Lai Haraoba is a festival associated with Meitei People, celebrated to please traditional deities of Sanamahism. Celebrated in honour of the sylvan deities known as Umang Lai, the festival represents the worship of traditional deities and ancestors. The festival is a part of recollection of the creation stories played by the deities with the first origin of this universe and evolution of the.


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Lai-Haraoba of Manipur, indigenous festival of the Meitei by Khumujam Ratan Kumar Download PDF EPUB FB2

Lai-Haraoba of Manipur, indigenous festival of the Meitei: a socio-historical perspective [Khumujam Ratan Kumar] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying : Khumujam Ratan Kumar. ‘Lai Haraoba’ is an indigenous festival of Meitei community of Manipur, where traditional deities and ancestors were worshiped during the festival.

The first edition of the book which was published inwas extensively based on his doctoral thesis except some. Lai Haraoba - The Merry Festival of the Deities - By: P.

Kunjo Singh * Manipur is a land of deities with Atiya Shidaba as the Supreme God. Atiya Shidaba, Apanba and Asheeba are the three manifestations or incarnations of God as the creator, the preserver and the annihilator of this universe respectively.

Pakhangba, Sannamahi and Nongpok Ningthou are the incarnations who play the role of the. Lai Haraoba festival began on January 2, in Agartala-capital of Tripura. The five-day long festival was inaugurated by Speaker of state legislative Assembly, Rebati Mohan Das.

Lai Haraoba ritualistic festival observed by Manipuri meitei communities since ancient times, is jointly organised by Department of Information and Cultural Affairs, Government of Tripura, Puthiba Lai. On January 2,the Lai Haraoba festival began in Tripura.

The festival will be celebrated for 5 days. The festival is celebrated by the Meitei community. The community is spread across Assam, Tripura, Manipur, Meghalaya, Myanmar and Bangladesh.

However, the festival is widely celebrated in the state of Manipur. Celebrated in the month of May, Lai-Haraoba is an important festival Lai-Haraoba of Manipur Manipur celebrated to revere the local deities such as Umang Thai. The festival of Lai-Haraobais characterized by the worship of traditional deities and ancestors.

According to the legends, in the beginning Guru Sidaba was the greatest lord who lived in dark vacuum. The Meitei people are the majority ethnic group of Manipur, a northeastern state of India.

Meitei is an endonym or autonym while Manipuri is an exonym. They primarily settle in the central plain region of Manipur. A significant population of the Meitei also are settled in domestic neighboring states such as Assam, Meghalaya and Tripura.

They have also settled in Bangladesh and Myanmar. The Meitei people. Lai Haraoba is one of the most important indigenous ritual festivals celebrated by the Meitei community of Manipur.

It is celebrated to propitiate and please the ancestral deities to get their blessings in return. Lai Haraoba, a ritualistic festival observed by Manipuri meitei communities since ancient times began in Agartala.

Five Day Long The five-day-long festival organized by the Department of Information and Cultural Affairs, Government of Tripura, Puthiba Lai Haraoba Committee, and Puthiba Welfare & Cultural Society, Agartala.

The pleasing of the gods: Meitei Lai Haraoba [Parratt, Saroj Nalini] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The pleasing of the gods: Meitei Lai Haraoba.

The Umanglai Haraoba (in short, Laiharaoba), a ritual festival or the performance of ceremonial rites to appease the Umanglai (sylvan deity), is counted as the unique contribution of Meitei to the domain of world culture.

The Meitei peoples in Assam, Tripura, Nagaland, Bangladesh and Myanmar also, celebrate Umanglai Haraoba. Lai-Haraoba is celebrated in honour of the sylvan deities known as Umang-Lais, meaning deities of calm and quite environment of beautiful forests.

The festival represents the worship of traditional deities and ancestors of the Manipuri society. It is usually observed during the month of Kalen tha (summer season). Lai Haraoba is the re-enactment of creation. Embedded in this festival are the cultural and artistic traditions of Manipur.

Even the Ras that came after Hinduisation has been inspired by the dance tradition of Lai Haraoba, whose dance gestures were composed in the choreography of Ras to express the character of Shri Krishna of Vrindavan. Laiharaoba - The Most Important Festival (Merry Making of Umanglai).

By: N Mangi Devi * Lai-Haraoba is celebrated in honour of the sylvan deities known as Umang-Lais, meaning deities of calm and quite environment of beautiful festival represents the worship of traditional deities and ancestors of the Manipuri society.

Ramjan ID(The premier festival of Manipur Muslims): Ramjan Id is the most popular festival of the Manipuri Muslims (Meitei Pangal) in Manipur and is observed in the usual spirits of joy and festivities as in other Muslim world Ramjan is the ninth month of Hijri year since the time of prophet Mohammed and during this month the Muslims practice self denial by avoiding any food, drink and smoke from pre.

In Tripura, Lai Haraoba, a ritualistic festival observed by Manipuri meitei communities began in Agartala. The 5-day long festival is jointly organised by the Department of Information and Cultural Affairs, Government of Tripura, Puthiba Lai Haraoba Committee and Puthiba Welfare & Cultural Society, : Sumit Arora.

The background music comprised a simplistic mosaic of the pena (an indigenous string instrument), small cymbals and a drum.

Lost in the heady brew of a rich and ancient culture, they slowly proceeded to enact the history of mankind through songs and dance.

And with this, the festival of Lai Haraoba unfolded before us. The festival is labeled as the grandest festival of the State today and helps promote Manipur as a world class tourism destination. Every edition of the festival showcases the tourism potential of the state in the field of Arts & Culture, Handloom, Handicrafts, Indigenous Sports, Cuisine, Music and.

In News: Recently Lai Haraoba festival was celebrated in Agartala, Tripura by the Meitei community. About Lai Haraoba: Lai Haraoba means ‘Festivity of the Gods’ or merry making of Gods.; This festival is marked to celebrate the creation of the universe and the recollection of the evolution of plants, animals and human beings.; The festival is observed in the honour of Umang Lai deity of.

Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya is organising ‘Lai Haroba festival’ at its premises from October 22 to Traditional ritualistic activities will the main features of this five-day. Ningombam Bupenda Meitei This writing of mine, which could also be perceived as a personal opinion, is indeed a matter of public importance.

It is to present a constitutional argument on the basis of the statement made by the incumbent Chief Minister of Manipur in the ongoing Manipur Legislative Assembly’s session."Lai Haraoba" is the Merry Festival of the Deities in Manipur, r is a land of deities with Atiya Shidaba as the Supreme God.

Atiya Shidaba, Apanba and Asheeba are the three manifestations or incarnations of God as the creator, the preserver and the annihilator of this universe respectively.

Pakhangba, Sannamahi and Nongpok Ningthou are the incarnations who play the role of the.Get this from a library! The pleasing of the gods: Meitei Lai Haraoba. [Saroj Nalini Parratt; John Parratt] -- Study of a festival celebrated by the Meiteis of Manipur.