visit to Khayang Peak in ukhrul manipur

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Khayang peak is known as the highest peak of the Ukhrul district; its altitude being 3114 meters above sea level. The peak gives a beautiful view of the entire region. One can see the fellow hills, the beautifully raging streams and the low laying valleys from up there. Apart from enjoying its scenic beauty, people also go trekking on these hills. The satisfaction of seeing the sun rise from the peak is not something that can be expressed in words. People who are not much into trekking can easily hire private transport and go for a long drive to the top of the hill to breathe in the aura of nature. Read More..

Visit to Vishnu Temple

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Vishnu Temple at Bishnupur is a 15th-century temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. King Kyamba of Manipur along with Chaopha Khe Khomba, the king of Pong, conquered Kyang, a Shan kingdom in the Kabow Valley of present Myanmar. Jubilant at the victory, an idol of Lord Vishnu was given by the Pong king to King Kyamba. King Kyamba started worshipping the idol at Lumlangdong which then came to be known as Bishnupur i.e. abode of Vishnu. Subsequently, he built a Vishnu Temple of brick at Bishnupur which has now become a protected historical monument under the Ministry of H.R.D (Archeology), Government of India. It is now standing as a symbol of the remains of ancient times. And the statue got by Kyamba from the Pong king is very important since it gives us the idea of the religious beliefs of those days and the very name that it had given. During the rule of Kyamba the worship of Vishnu began in Manipur again. A little image of Lord Vishnu was presented by th King of Pong when he concluded a treaty with the king of Manipur in 1470 AD. Kyamba built a brick temple at Bishnupur and installed the image there. In this way the worship of Lord Vishnu began in Manipur again. But “in spite of regular worship of Vishnu Kyamba was not initiated to Vaishnavism by a preceptor.” The presence of Aribam Brahmins who worshipped Vishnu during Kyamba proves that ‘Varna bebhag’ or caste discrimination of the Brahmonical order of Indian caste system was there in Manipur at that time and Vaishnavism which discarded ‘Barna bebhag’ had not yet entered in the Manipur society. That was why the people of that particular area of Manipur washed the spot where Guru Nanak and Mardana sat considering them to be low caste human beings. Read More..

Popular Travel Destinations Manipur,India

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Manipur as the name suggest is a land of jewels. Its rich culture excels in every aspects as in martial arts, dance, theatre and sculpture. The charm of the place is the greenery with the moderate climate making it a tourists’ heaven. The beautiful and seasonal Shirui lily at Ukhrul district, sangai (brow antlered deer) and the floating islands at Loktak Lake are few of the rare things found in Manipur. Polo, which can be called a royal game, also originated from Manipur. Some of the main tourist attractions are:
• Imphal (Capital)
• Churachandpur
• Keibul Lamjao National Park
• War cemeteries
• Loktak Lake
• Moreh   Read More…