News:Recently,Lai Haraoba, a ritualistic festival has begun in Agartala,Tripura.
About Lai Haraoba:
- Lai Haraoba means merry making of the Gods.It is a ritual ceremonial festival observed by the Meitei community since ancient times.
- It is celebrated to please the Umang Lai, the traditional deities of Sanamahism.
- The festival is celebrated through oral literature, music, dance and rituals.Several Manipuri martial arts, folk music and dances are performed during the festival.
- The festival is especially known for its folk song named ‘Lai Haraoba Ishei’ which is played mainly for the Lai Haraoba festival.