Imphal, 09 January 2017 ( Evening News ) : Imoinu Irat thouni thouram is being observed across the state today. Preparations are on for the traditional worship of Ema Imoinu (celebrated as Imoinu Iratpa day) across the State amongst the Meitei community. This day is an invocation to Goddess Imoinu, believed to be the Goddess of wealth, through offerings of seasonal fruits, vegetables and fish to the deity. The day is celebrated every year on the 12th day of Wakching (a month as per the Meetei lunar calendar). People will offer flowers and vegetables to the deity and pray for a peaceful co-existence on the occasion
Preparations are on in full swing at Wangkhei Ningthem Pukhri Mapal and Yumnam Leikai for Ema Emoinu celebrations. Eramdamgi enat yokhut lup is also organising the 8th Imoinu irat thouni thouram at Sedo Ground, Singjamei Sapam Leikai. People of Heirangoithong are also observing the occasion at Heirangoithong Bazar. As part of the celebrations in the morning, “Famang Thougal, Seitha Seihou” was conducted. People from all over the localities have offered seasonal fruits, vegetables and fish to the deity. The main event will be held in the evening by displaying lights on the roads and offering rice to the deity. Traditional dance and various other cultural programmes will also mark the celebrations.
Kangla Religious Committee celebrated this auspicious day of Ima Emoinu at the Kangla Palace today. Narration of the tale of Imoinu, offering flowers and vegetables to the deity, praying for a peaceful co-existence, etc were performed during the celebration today. On the occasion, members of Kangla Religious Committee hoped for peace and harmony in the state.
Poirei Eethiba Lup (PEEL) also observed the Ima Emoinu day at Yumjao Lairembi shanglen in Yumnam Leikai.
International Sanamahism Students Association (ISSA) has greeted the people of Manipur on the occasion of Imoinu and Gaan Ngai.