Saroi Khangba (propitiation of the evil spirits)  at Lamta Thangja near Kalimai Mandir, Imphal :: 16 March 2013

Saroi Khangba (propitiation of the evil spirits) near Kalimai Mandir on March 16 2013 - done by the elderly women of the locality to appease the evil spirits on the first Saturday of Lamta (month) on March 16 2013. Edible items such as rice, vegetables and others are collected from each family and offered to the tutelary deities - Koubru, Marjing, Wangpurel and Thangjing in order to propitiate the evil spirits who are hungry and demand food from human beings. The Meitei community performed this function in the first "thangja" on the month of "Lamta".

Picture Credit :: Deepak Oinam