Boat race festival celebrated in Manipur

Updated: Sep 03, 2017, 14:08 IST

Thousands of people thronged the banks of the Bijoy Govinda Thangapat in Imphal to witness a boat race and offer prayers to Lord Vishnu and Bijoy Govinda. The traditional boat race festival ‘Heikru Hidongba’ has a great traditional significance and is observed with a ritualistic approach across the state. Apart from performing religious rites and rituals and paying obeisance to the Gods for bountiful blessing, an exciting race between two boats is the main highlight of the festival. Governor Najma Heptulla congratulated both the teams

 

 

 

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