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Chumpha Festival in Manipur

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Date

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Start Date: 13-12-2020 End Date:    15-12-2020
Location

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Manipur

Celebration of the Annual Harvest festival of Manipur.

Celebration of the Annual Harvest festival of Manipur.

Manipur is a state with an amalgamation of different cultures and traditions where each of the tradition has its own unique charm and dedication. There are numerous festivals of Manipur which is celebrated all year long. Some of the festivals of Manipur are as follows:

  • Gang- Ngai
  • Lui- Ngai- Ni
  • Yaosang
  • Cheiraoba
  • Kang

Apart from these, there are other festivals as well which the people of Manipur celebrate with great pleasure and happiness.

OVERVIEW OF THE FESTIVAL

The Chumpha festival is an Annual Harvest festival which is celebrated by the Tanghul Nagas, and this is the community for whom this festival is of utmost importance. This festival is celebrated for seven days, out of which the last three days is the most enjoyable as it includes social gatherings between friends, families and relatives where they rejoice and have a great time. Also, this is the only festival where women have a significant role in order to make this festival much merrier.

TIME OF CELEBRATION

This harvest festival of Manipur is celebrated at the end of the year i.e. in the month of December

ACTIVITIES
ACTIVITIES

  • The first day of the festival is usually spent with the family members and loved ones. This marks the strengthening of bond and relationships among the family and the community members
  • The local people wear their traditional dresses which include Kashans worn by the women and Machung worn by the men along with the headgears. Also, people enjoy the festival by performing their traditional Tanghul dance
  • They also prepare local delicacies like the Ngari, rice, pork and fermented vegetables in order to enjoy a great meal with their loved ones
  • The last day of the festival is marked by a procession which takes place in the Urkhul district of Manipur, and after this procession, the festival comes to an end
ABOUT THE TANGHUL NAGAS
ABOUT THE TANGHUL NAGAS

This tribe of Manipur usually resides in the Ukhrul district in the state of Manipur. The people of this tribe are mostly seen to speak in their Tanghul language. Earlier the Tanghul Nagas lived on the hills, and later they were seen to migrate towards Manipur, Nagaland, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. Als, it was found that along with the Tanghul Nagas the other tribes which migrated was Chakhesangs, Angamis, Zeliangrongs, Poumais, Marams and Maos.

HOW TO REACH THE CHUMPHA FESTIVAL?

Airways
  • In order to reach the Chumpha festival, you can take the nearest airport i.e. Bir Tikendrajit International Airport which is 88 kms from the Ukhrul district.
Roadways
  • The nearest bus stand is the Imphal Interstate Bus terminal
Railways
  • The Dimapur Railway station is the nearest station which is 314 kms from the main town
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