Monday, November 9, 2015

ChavangKut Festival In Manipur - A Photo Dairy

Phenak (bottom): Any Handloom emporium
 Sweater: Jabong
Necklace: Tribal
The harvest festival of Manipur is here! In fact the three day festivities doses out the most grimmest of creatures here. Its an important festival of the Kuki-Chin-Mizo tribes here in Manipur who celebrate their end of harvest season by organising an event that goes on till late hours of the night. You have the locals singing, dancing and also shopping at the grounds. You see dances of various states of North East as well- Nagaland, Assam and Mizoram. The beautiful ladies dressed in their local dress- A Phanek with a festive blouse that mostly worn by the Christians in this part of the city.
The wheat grain shells spread as a layer of carpet, you see how much it means to them. Agriculture is really a big part of Manipur and a source of main income hence they give it the utmost respect by giving each and everyone a part to be a part of this festival. Here are a few pictures I took.

The stall selling the local handlooms. Ties, scarfs, waistcoats, handbags, wraparounds (phenak)

Yimchunger tribe Naga dance
The stalls around


Miching tribe of Assam (dance)

6 comments:

  1. This was a colorful read. Harvest season is celebrated in different ways all across our country.

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    1. Thx :). Yes, I know. But this was the first time i ever saw it happening! And in Manipur its a treat :)

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  2. Looks a colorful festival. Nice pics.

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  3. Thx Arun. It is a wonderful place to be!

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  4. I am sure you enjoyed every bit of it...must have felt really good being a part of their festival!

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    1. I really had a great time. India is so full of rich culture...in every corner you find something that will blow your mind!

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