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Celebrate Indian festivals with the Chumpha Festival

Posted on December 19, 2011 | FestivalsNo Comment


Celebrate this annual festival of the Indian state Manipur during the harvest season in the month of December. Mainly celebrated by the Tanghul Nagas from Manipur, this is a great occasion and a special event filled with merriment, fun, joy and frolic.  Observed for seven days, this is one of the opportunities for the Manipuris to come together with the best of festivities.

Chumpha festivalThe last three days of the festival have many cultural events that are organized and accompanied by a lot of dance and music performances. Families gather and friends interact during the Chumpha Festival. Everyone rejoices and has a lot of fun. In the other festivals of Manipur, the women do not have a significant role to play. However, the Chumpha festival is different. This gives all the Manipuri women a chance to carry out a lot of responsibilities and play innumerable roles. The festival ends with a lovely procession across the village.

Manipur, is a state in India that is famous for its unique tradition and interesting culture . This state is also an amalgamation of many festivals and fairs that are held here. Different seasons find different festivals being celebrated. Each festival has a separate connotation, and the various communities and races,  come together and celebrate it with a lot of enthusiasm and passion.

Chumpha festivalChumpha Festival is one such Indian festival which has a lot of verve, harmony and united participation. A week after the harvest season is over, is the time when all the people in Manipur get together for the celebration. Being the most important occasion,  the Manipuris regard this as a great event and await it with a lot of eagerness and reverence.

As tradition and culture is a part of all Indian festivals, the Indian states have varied ways of observing an occasion. Festivals in India are an ancient way of interaction in society and a means of endorsing the religious beliefs. The cultural events that are organized during the festival give the participants a chance to showcase their innate talents. Festivals such as these also bring people together and imbibe in them a spirit of unity.

The Chumpha festival also respects the tradition of harvesting which forms the backbone of economy in India. The agrarian economy is what makes harvesting a major landmark in the life of a villager. As the village enjoys the benefits of sowing, reaping and then harvesting the fruits of their efforts, the state joins in and contributes to the celebration.

Chumpha festival ManipurManipur is one of the northeastern states of India which is famous for the beautiful culture, intriguing customs and popular traditions. The geographical conditions of the state encourage the need for people to be together in an occasion so that the maximum benefit is derived out of the plethora of talents , arts and crafts here.

Indian festivals are a great way of showcasing the tradition in the small villages. Each occasion replete with the detailed procedures are celebrated across the country and the world by the particular community thus sending out a message of harmony and unity.

With Indian festivals such as the Chumpha, the culture of India is enhanced and the traditional lineage strengthened.

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