Ima Imoinu Iratpa reinforces culture of working hard and saving for the future: Biren

Manipur CM N Biren and his ministers extend greetings on Ima Imoinu Iratpa day


Manipur Chief Minister Biren

Chief Minister N Biren Singh and his ministers extended warm greetings and best wishes to the people of Manipur on the auspicious and joyous occasion of Ima Imoinu Iratpa.

In his message, Biren stated that “Imoinu Iratpa is celebrated with traditional gaiety and religious fervour on the twelfth day of Wakching of Manipur's lunar calendar. The celebration is marked with offering of seasonal fruits, vegetables and fish to Goddess Imoinu, believed to be the Goddess of Wealth and Prosperity. Blessings are sought from the Goddess for showering peace and prosperity in the coming year. The celebration also keeps alive our tradition and beliefs, and also reinforces a culture of working hard and saving for the future.”

“I join the people of Manipur in the celebration of Ima Imoinu Iratpa,” the CM added.

Agriculture minister, O Lukhoi Singh also extended his warm greetings and stated that Ima Emoinu Eratpa ritual is usually performed at home and in public places on the 121h Day of the Wakching month in the Manipuri lunar calendar.

“As per the belief, Goddess Ima Emoinu lands on earth every year on this day and visits each home to shower her blessings. May this day bring peace, prosperity and harmonious relationship among all the communities residing in the state. I once again convey my warm greetings and best wishes to all on this occasion,” the minister said.

Social Welfare minister, O Henry in his message, conveyed his heartiest greetings to the people of Manipur on the auspicious and joyous occasion of Ema Emoinu Eratpa.

“On this auspicious day, the Goddess of Wealth and Prosperity is worshipped at each and every home for her blessings. May this festival bring peace, progress, prosperity and good health to the people of the state. I join the people of Manipur in the celebration of Ema Emoinu Eratpa,” he said.

First Published:Jan. 25, 2021, 10:10 a.m.

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