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Moirang

Moirang

Moirang, India

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Description Moirang is a city and a municipal council in Bishnupur district in the Indian state of Manipur. It is the largest tourist town in Bishnupur District. Moirang is a town situated 45 km south from the state capital Imphal, Manipur.It has an area of 269 km² with a population of 62,187 (BPL Survey) in 67 villages.Loktak Lake, the biggest fresh water lake in the North East Indian region and Keibul Lamjao National Park are situated in this district. There are 12 Gram Panchayats in this block.HistoryKhamba ThoibiHistorically, the town of Moirang is famous for the ancient temple of the pre-Hindu deity, Lord Thangjing and the minor love story of "Khamba Thoibi". In a village name Ngangkhaleikai, the old cloth used by Khamba and Nongban are still preserved. The epic story of "Khamba-Thoibi" begins between a beautiful princess name Thoibi daughter of King Chinkhuba and an orphan boy name Khamba. Khamba is a bit younnger to Thoibi (As the story narrate Khamnu the elder's sister of Khamba was happened to be Thoibi's close mate). Khamba was raised up by her own sister when both their parent died at their very young age. Khamnu used to go around the village for pounding grain and lend a hand to others household works at her young age. In return she fed her brother from the less amount of grain that others paid in gratitude of helping to their household works.