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Shoes for Grooms and Groomsmen!

Men's Shoes for Wedding Manipur

Someone smart said: “Shoes make an outfit; they are like the rims for a car!” And it’s true for both men or women. And specially when it comes to the D-Day, these shoes for the Grooms or the Groomsmen is what sets the tone of the Wedding! From shoes to be worn with a tux

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Nga Thaba: Setting out of the Fish in Manipuri Weddings

Manipuri Weddings Creative Photography

Like all weddings, Manipuri wedding rituals are enormous and varied. One such wedding ritual is the Nga-thaba which is performed during the ceremony itself.

From Hobby to Art: A Profile of Manipur’s Best Wedding Photographer Rashingam Ngoruh!

Rashingam Ngoruh Photography

Read about Rashingam Ngoruh a seasoned photographer travelling in different parts of India on invitation to cover weddings and to hold photo exhibitions of his works ranging from nature, landscape, faces, to abstract photography. 

A Quick Chat with Doney Sanasam: Everyone’s Favourite Wedding Photographer!

Doney Sanasam Wedding photography

“You should know the value of your work and the amount you charge from your client should not only reflect in the end products (photo album/ videos) but also your dedication to the art of photography itself.”

Luhongba: The Wedding Day

Luhongba: The Wedding Day

Luhongba or the wedding day is a day long ritual among the Meiteis. It comprise of different stages of rituals which lay the foundation of a new life for the couple.

Heijingpot or Heijing-kharai Lannaba

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Heijingpot: An Important part of the Meitei Wedding Tradition.

Be it the food, the fun of teasing or the all important life lessons from the married ladies. In all, it’s the ladies’ day!

Meitei (Hindu) Wedding Rituals

Manipuri Weddings: Lei Chaiba

Meitei wedding rituals run into months. It begins from the day the groom’s family visit the bride’s house for “haina singnaba” or the Mangon Kaaba; (the go-between) and culminates with the Tha-phaba (or the first-month anniversary luncheon). Numerous rituals and rites are followed of which the waroipot (sealing the deal or formal engagement), the heijingpot (can be likened to bridal shower of the west but is also similar to engagement as well), the luhongba (wedding) and the mangani chakouba (luncheon reception at the brides’ residence) are considered the most important ones. Of the long list of rituals, we have listed out the most important and significant ones here.

Luhongba: Meaning & Significance

Kujaba

The word “Lu” means “root” and “Hongba” means “change” referring to the changing of roots or clans by the woman who is being married to a man of a different clan.