Moirang is about 45 kms.
from Imphal and is a very sacred place for the Manipuri people.
It holds an ancient temple of the pre-Hindu deity, Lord Thangjing.
The flag of the Indian National Army was first hoisted here on April
14, 1944. There is also an Indian National Army Museum depicting
their struggle for India's independence. The museum is open from
8 A.M. to 6 P.M. Traditional "Moirang Lai Haraoba" is celebrated
in the month of May every year from the olden days.
During the festival, both men and women in hundreds dance and
sing in honour of Thangjing. Everyone in gorgeous traditional costumes,
sing and dance in honour of the Lord here. It was from the village
of Moirang, too, that the graceful Khamba-Thoibi dance originated
traditionally celebrated in May. Moirang offers I.N.A. memorial
with the bronze statue of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. There is an
INA Museum exhibiting letters, photographs, badges of ranks and
other articles associated with this movement.
General Information & Accomdation info on Moirang city of Manipur - India