Imphal, Jan. 22 (ANI): The people of Manipur observed Ima Emoinu puja (Goddess of Wealth) to mark the return of the indigenous Meitei deity to the residence of her daughter-in-law Piyainu.
The goddess was brought by her son ‘Challamba’ from his father Khuman Kwakpa’s palace and handed over to his mother Piyanu.
The Emoinu Festival was celebrated with different flavours at different places of the state. Poirei Etheeba Lup, a local club at Yumnam Leikai, celebrated the Emoinu Irat Thouram, Yumnam Leikai Lairembi Lampak, Imphal West. This is the 26th year that the club has been celebrating the Emoinu Festival.
The Emoinu Festival is also being celebrated at Wangkhei ningthem Pukhri mapal for the 39th year by the League of Callow Patriots, as Ima Emoinu Irat Thouni Thouram.
Kangla Religious Committee also observed Ima Emoinu rituals function at Kangla Uttra Sanglen today. As part of the function Kangla Uttra religious leaders performed Pena, rituals songs and read scriptures on Emoinu deity.
People were offering seasonal fruits and vegetables to mark Imoinu religious celebration associated with the majority Meitei community in the state. Generally, on this day every meitei household offers prayers to Ima Emoinu by offering prayer in their own home. Emoinu is the goddess of wealth. (ANI)