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Ningol Chakouba Festival

Manipur is a land of merriment, fun and caper which goes on throughout the year. Manipur is always bustling with the series of numerous festivals. The festivals of Manipur project their cultural, social and religious ambitions. The Ningol Chakouba Festival is a very popular social festival of the Meiteis or the Vaishnavites where the married women (Ningol) are invited (Chakouba) to their parent’s house.

Description of Ningol Chakouba Festival:

The Ningol Chakouba Festival is an outstanding social festival of the Meiteis, when the married women of the family, who were married off to distant places, come to their parental house along with their children and is served with a lavish and extensive meal to enjoy. This festival is a form of a family get-together in order to revive the family affection. In the present times this festival is observed by the Pangals or the Manipuri Muslims to some extent.

Time of Celebration of Ningol Chakouba Festival:

The Ningol Chakouba Festival is celebrated on the second day of the New Moon in the Manipuri month of Hiyangei which is November.

Manipur Fair and Festivals

Fairs and Festivals in Manipur

Located in the northeastern part of India, Manipur is a beautiful state and a major tourist attraction of the state. The state is rich in culture and heritage and celebrates various fairs and festivals. Ningol Chakouba, Yaoshang, Ramjan, Kut etc. are some of the festivals celebrated in Manipur. Ningol Chakouba is one of the major festivals...