Mera Chaoren Houba in India in 2021

Mera Chaoren Houba in India in 2021

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  Dates of Mera Chaoren Houba in India
2021 Manipur Thu, Oct 7 Regional Holiday
2020 Manipur Sat, Oct 17 Regional Holiday
2019 Manipur Sun, Sep 29 Regional Holiday
  Summary

Mera Chaoren Houba is a traditional festival of Manipur celebrated on the first day of Mera, the seventh month of Meetei Lunar calendar.

When is Mera Chaoren Houba?

Mera Chaoren Houba is a regional public holiday in the Indian state of Manipur. It takes place on the first day of the month of Mera Tha, the seventh month in the Manipuri Lunar calendar.

Traditions of Mera Chaoren Houba

Mera Chaorel Houba or Mera Chaoren Houba is an ancient Meitei religious festival, dedicated to the Lord Lainingthou Sanamahi,  the supreme deity of the household, and Leimarel Sidabi, the goddess of earth, nature, and mother goddess of all creations in the entire Universe.

It is celebrated by the Meitei people and the indigenous tribal communities of the hills.

The main location of the festival is the Kangla Palace and the Sanamahi Temple, Imphal West district, Manipur, where devotees offer fruits, vegetables, rice, and especially lights and incense at the temple. They seek blessings for good health and prosperity.

The sacred water from the Nungjeng Pukhri, Kangla Palace is also collected and offered to the deities at the temple.

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