Sajibu – the first month of the year which usually falls during the month of April according to Meitei lunar calendar
Nongma – first date of a Month,
Panba – to be.
Literally, it means the first day of the month of Sajibu.
Similarly, according to the Hindu lunar calendar, the lunar new year is celebrated on the same day as in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and many other Indian states.
After the dishes for the feast are made, they are ritually offered at two different traditional locations around the house: one at the front gate of the house and the other at the rear gate of the house.