Imoinu Iratpa in Manipur in 2023

Imoinu Iratpa in Manipur in 2023
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  Dates of Imoinu Iratpa in Manipur
2023 Tue, Jan 3Regional Holiday
2022 Fri, Jan 14Regional Holiday
2021 Mon, Jan 25Regional Holiday
2020 Tue, Jan 7Regional Holiday
2019 Fri, Jan 18Regional Holiday

A day to worship Emoinu, the Sanamahism goddess of wealth, prosperity and vital resources

When is Imoinu Iratpa?

Imoinu Iratpa is observed on the 12th day of the Meitei lunar month, Waakching. This means it takes place in either December or January in the Gregorian calendar. It is a public holiday and a bank holiday in the Indian state of Manipur. 

History of Imoinu Iratpa

Emoinu or Ebendhou Emoinu or Emoinu Ahongbi, is the Sanamahism goddess of wealth, prosperity and vital resources and is worshipped by the Meitei people of Manipur, northeastern India.

Emoinu is known for her sense of humor. She is usually portrayed as an old woman as her name means 'great-grandmother' in Meiteilon. In Meitei mythology, she is associated with household, hearth, kitchen, wealth, peace, and prosperity. She is also associated as one of the incarnations of the goddess Leimarel Sidabi.

During the evening of Imoinu Iratpa, offerings are made to Emoinu - fish curries and a variety of cuisines in odd numbers.

The festival is believed to bring the worshippers of goddess Imoinu great wealth and prosperity. Along with it, people pray for peace and positivity in their life. 

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