Gaan-Ngai celebration at Ragailong, Near Minuthong, Imphal on January 27 2013
Gaan-Ngai the biggest festival of Zeliangrong is celebrated for about 5 days starting from January 25th 2013.
Gaan Ngai is a post harvest festival. At this time the granaries are full, the landscape is dry, the whole village is free from all agricultural works, people turn to celebration, festivity and worship of God and honouring of the dead. Gaan-Ngai is dynamic in that it is not centred on the living only but the dead too are given due honour in the form of ritual farewell. Extracting of Sacred Fire, honoing(an invocation to God) and offering of holy wine to God and deities besides cultural extraganza dance, musical recital and folk songs are inseparable parts of Gaan-Ngai.
Read all about Gaan Ngai here.
Picture Credit :: Deepak Oinam