is about 45 kms. from Imphal and is a very sacred place for the
Manipuri people. It holds an ancient temple of the pre-Hindu deity,
Lord Thangjing. The flag of the Indian National Army was first hoisted
here on April 14, 1944. There is also an Indian National Army Museum
depicting their struggle for India's independence. The museum is
open from 8 A.M. to 6 P.M. Traditional "Moirang Lai Haraoba"
is celebrated in the month of May every year from the olden days.
During the festival, both men and women in hundreds dance and sing
in honour of Thangjing. Everyone in gorgeous traditional costumes,
sing and dance in honour of the Lord here. It was from the village
of Moirang, too, that the graceful Khamba-Thoibi dance originated
traditionally celebrated in May. Moirang offers I.N.A. memorial
with the bronze statue of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. There is an
INA Museum exhibiting letters, photographs, badges of ranks and
other articles associated with this movement.
This town is one of the main seats of early Manipuri folk culture.
There are buses, which operate from private bus station of Waheng
Leikai junction to Moirang from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Journey time is
around 1 hr.