IMPHAL, October 14: The traditional Mera Chourel Houba Festival was held today at Lainingthou Sanamahi Temple, Haying Khongbal inside the First battalion Manipur Rifles Complex organized by the Lainingthou Sanamahi Temple Board (LSTB).
The programme started out with rituals activities. A religious procession was also taken out from Lainingthou Sanamahi Temple to Kangla to collect the `holy water`™ from Kangla.
The religious procession was participated by Amaiba-Amaibi, Pena, Thang-Ta, Sagol Tongba, 1st MR band party, Lainingthou Sanamahi Temple board members and individuals.
The festival is celebrated to seek the blessings of god for peace and bountiful foodgrains.
On the concluding day of this festival on October 27 a gift exchanged programme between hill and valley people will be organized.
Parliamentary secretary, MI and IPR, K Meghachandra Singh and former Minister L Jayentakumar Singh, who is president of LSTB, attended the function as guest of honour and president respectively.