AMAZING FACTS ABOUT MANIPUR


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AMAZING FACTS ABOUT MANIPUR

Manipur, which literally means ‘Jeweled Land’, is a lush green state, located in
Northeast India, which attracts many tourists from around the world. If you are a
nature lover seeking breathtaking beauties, or you just want to soak in unique
culture and traditions, the hilly Indian state has much to offer you.
Let us look at some of the interesting facts about Manipur.

MANIPURI INDIGENOUS GAMES

Manipur has numerous indigenous games such as Yubi lakpi, a type of contact
sport, similar to rugby, played by seven barefoot players using a coconut; the
famous Polo, which originated in Manipur; Oolaobi, played only by females divided
in Raiders and Avoiders; Hiyang Tannaba, a distinctive boat rowing race.
Moreover, Manipur has its forms of wrestling (Mukna) and hockey (Khong
Kangjei).
The sport of Polo is believed to be originated in Manipur and was spread in the
western countries by the Britishers during the colonial rule.

KEIBUL LAMJAU NATIONAL PARK

It is the only floating national park in the whole world. It has floating islands called
phumidis.

FESTIVALS ALL THE YEAR ROUND

Dol Yatra (March), New Year Day (April), Rath Yatra (June-July), Durga
Puja (September-October), and Ningol Chakouba (November) are just some of
Manipuri festivals. In all their merriments and dances, festivals help people forget
all their worries and celebrate life.

THE INDIAN UNION

Manipur merged with the Union of India in 1949 and was declared as a State in
1972.

EDUCATION IS NO JOKE HERE

Literacy rate of Manipur is 79.85% which exceeds the national average literacy
rates which stand at 74.04%.

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