Manipur Soaks In Colors Of Yaoshang

IMPHAL, Mar 21: Setting aside all uncertainties, people in Manipur began celebrating the five-day Holi, locally known as Yaoshang, on Saturday with religious fervor and massive sporting activities across the state. Devotional songs and traditional sports make Holi in Manipur. Elders belonging to Vaishnavite sect perform Holi Eshei or devotional songs, while local clubs and NGOs organize massive Yaoshang...

Yaoshang Festival In Manipuri Society

Yaoshang festival is celebrated on the full moon day of phalguna purnima and it is one of the most important festivals of Manipur. Sports festival is organized in every locality as a part of celebrating the festival since the last four to five decades. Main highlight of the festival is the Thabal Chongba (a folk dance). The literal meaning of thabal is ‘moonlight’ and Chongba means ‘dance’,...

Holi—Hindu Festival Of Colors —An Introduction—

Holi—the festival of colors—is undoubtedly the most fun-filled and boisterous of Hindu festival. It’s an occasion that brings in unadulterated joy and mirth, fun and play, music and dance, and, of course, lots of bright colors! Happy Days Are Here Again! With winter neatly tucked up in the attic, it’s time to come out of our cocoons and enjoy this spring festival. Every year it is celebrated...

Greetings Bode Well For Holi

Holy Spirit IMPHAL, Mar 18: Governor Gurbachan Jagat has extended his greetings to the people of the State on the joyous occasion of Yaoshang festival. In his message, the Governor said, “I do share the pleasure and joy of Yaoshang and extend my heartiest greetings to every Manipuri on this great occasion with the hope that peace and harmony will return to the State, as Holi (Yaoshang) is a festival...