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  Manipuri - www.artindia.net
Manipuri is one of the most beautiful dance styles of India.
Among the important constituents of the Manipuri repertoire are the Sankirtana and the Raas Leela, based on the devotional theme of Krishna and Radha.
The beautiful embroidered skirts of the dancers, long and flared from the waist, and the transluscent veils, along with Krishna's costume with the tall peacock feather crown, add to the radiant appearance of this dance, as the performers sway and twirl to an ascending tempo.
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 Meithei - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Meithei (also Meitei, Manipuri, Meiteilon) is the predominant language and lingua-franca in the state of Manipur, in northeastern India.
Meithei has been recognized as the Manipuri language by the Indian Union and has been included in the list of scheduled languages (included in the 8th schedule by the 71st amendment of the constitution in 1992).
They is another language named Bishnupriya or Bishnupriya Manipuri, which wasalso spoken in Manipur before 15th century The records maintained by the British India Government as well as the Government of India in independent India attest to this practice and in Govt.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Meithei   (314 words)

  
 ninemsn Encarta - Search Results - Manipuri
Manipuri, Indian classical dance form from the state of Manipur in north-eastern India.
While the eary history of Manipuri dance is difficult to...
Manipuri Language, state language of Manipur in north-east India and also spoken in parts of Assam, Nagaland, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, and West...
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 manipuri   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Manipuri is an Indian classical dance form that has its roots, as its name suggests, in the north-eastern state of Manipur.
Manipuri has many differents aspects and the origins of this dance form are steeped in myth and legend.
Manipuris are believed to descendants of the Gandarvas, the dancers and musicians of the heavenly court of the Lord Indra.
www.indiangyan.com /india_culture/indiandances/manipuri.htm   (514 words)

  
 Indian Dances   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Manipuris are considered descendants of Gandarva, the legendary musicians and dancers in the celestial court of Lord Indira.
According to the legend, Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati are said to have danced in the valleys of Manipur, accompanied by the Gandharvas to the celestial light of the Mani or jewel from the head of the serpent Athishesha.
Manipuri lays emphasis in involving the entire body in the dance other than the facial expression.
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 Manipuri Dance: both ritualistic and recreational
Manipuri dance - as the name suggests, originated in Manipur, the north-eastern state of India - a paradise on earth when the nature has been extra generous in her beauty.
Manipuri is unique among the classical Indian dances in that the instrumentation is a central part of the dance, rather than as a side accompaniment.
Manipuri Maharasa, the yearly festival is being observed by the Bangladeshi Manipuris since 1845, during the full-moon-day of the month of October/November in ShivBazar JuraMandap, Madhabpur (A thickly Manipuri populated area of Moulvibazar district).
manipuri.20m.com   (6535 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Manipuri   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
All speak Meiteilon or otherwise known as Manipuri to the outsiders.
Since Meiteis are the dominant community, culturally and economically, Meiteilon (Meitei language) has become to be known as Manipuri after the name Manipur was introduced in the elsewhile Kangleipak, Sannaleipak (Land of Sannamahi, not Golden land), Meitrabak, etc. However, Meiteis randomly refer the word Manipuri among themselves.
Manipuri should reserved for all things associated with the state of Manipur, not only of the Meitei.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Manipuri   (5424 words)

  
 Indigenous Games of Manipur
The Manipuri Polo is played with seven players (in each side) who mount and ride ponies, which are usually 4/5 feet in height.
It is heart- cheering to see Manipuri players in their sixties and even seventies riding ponies at full gallop playing Sagol Kangjei (polo) with gusto.
Manipuri religiously adhere to its time-frame as popular belief holds that if the game is played beyond its given limit, evil spirits invadebthe mind of players and spectators.
www.manipur.nic.in /games.htm   (595 words)

  
 Manipuri   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Manipuri or Meiteilon is the predominant language and lingua-franca in the state of Manipur, in northeastern India.
Meiteilon has been recognized as the Manipuri language by the Indian Union and has been included in the list of scheduledlanguages (included in the 8th schedule by the 71st amendment of the constitution in 1992).
Manipuri is taught as a subject uptothe Post-graduate level (Ph.D.) in Universities of India, apart from being a medium of instruction upto the undergraduate levelin Manipur.
www.therfcc.org /manipuri-124365.html   (157 words)

  
 Manipuri « Dances « Aangikam   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Manipuris consider themselves the descendants of the Gandharvas, the legendary musicians, and dancers of the celestial courts of Indira.
Manipuri dance is a generic name and covers all the dance forms of this land.
According to legend, Lord Shiva and his consort Parvati danced in the valleys of Manipuri to the accompaniment of the Ghandharvas to the celestial light of Mani (jewel) from the head of the Atishesha, a serpent and that is how it has come to be called Manipuri.
www.aangikam.com /manipuri.htm   (254 words)

  
 Manipuri Women's Dramatic protest By Kalpana Sharma
As a result Manipuris, Nagas and Mizos are often asked if they are Chinese, Japanese or from some other Southeast Asian country.
The women's movement in the State can be traced back to 1939 when the Nupi Lan, which means women's war in Manipuri, was launched against the oppressive policies of the then Maharaja and his British agent.
Even before this, Manipuri women had protested against forced labour and the increase in the water tax by the British political agent.
www.countercurrents.org /hr-sharma250704.htm   (966 words)

  
 Seasons India :: Classical Dance of India - Manipuri
Manipuri is the classical dance from the Manipur region in the north-east.
Manipuri is different in many ways from the other dance forms in India.
To this day, when Manipuri people dance, they do not stamp vigorously but press their feet gently and delicately on the ground.
www.seasonsindia.com /art_culture/dance_manipuri_sea.htm   (250 words)

  
 India to UK-distance doesn't matter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Manipuri dance is purely religious and its aim is a spiritual experience.
From the religious point of view and from the artistic angle of vision, Manipuri Classical Form of dance is claimed to be one on the most chestiest, modest, softest and mildest but the most meaningful dances of the world.
The most obliging aspect of Manipuri culture is that, it has retained the ancient ritual based dances and folk dances along with the later developed classical Manipuri dance style.
www.indiatouk.co.uk /arts/manipuri.html   (205 words)

  
 Bishnupriya Manipuri Language: source and origin
Manipuri indicates a pure Vedic and Indo-Aryan Culture and tradition most conservative in character centering round Krishna-Bhakti in which Bishnupriyas are in the forefront.
The term "Manipuri" is as much a matter of sentiment, culture and prestige to the Bishnupriyas belonging to an Vedic Aryan race, as the term "Meitei" is to the Meiteis.
The Bishnupriya Manipuri language is highly influenced by the Sanskrit and Maharastri as well as Sauraseni Prakrits, though some words of the Hindi language of Northern India, some demoting terms of Meitei and Assamese language and a little influence of Benignly language are incorporated in the BPM language.
www.manipuri.freeservers.com /bpm.html   (4051 words)

  
 Language in India
As a native speaker of Bishnupriya, however, I feel that the people of Bishnupriya Manipuri group are not given their rightful place and recognition among the languages spoken in Manipur, much against the government and census records as well as the research findings of reputed scholars.
They feel aggrieved that their identity as speakers of a Manipuri language that is quite distinct from Meithei has not been given due consideration when Meithei was taken to be wholly synonymous to Manipuri.
The term "Manipuri" is as much a matter of sentiment, culture and prestige to the Bishnupriyas, as the term "Meitei" is to the Meiteis.
www.languageinindia.com /dec2002/bishnupriya.html   (2377 words)

  
 Healing dances 03/27/03
Anjika Manipuri Dance Troupe, Priti Patel, director, in the music, dance and martial arts of Manipur, India, presented by the Barclay and the Philharmonic Society of Orange County.
As respectful as Patel is regarding the ancient Manipuri dance forms, she also believes in moving forward.
As such, she said this was an excerpt from the sanskirtana, a longer, classical drum form of Manipuri dance.
www.irvineworldnews.com /Bstories/mar27/manipur.html   (1153 words)

  
 Manipuri alphabet (Meetei Mayek)
The origins of the Manipuri alphabet, or Meetei Mayek as it is know in Manipuri, are shrouded in mystery as many historical documents were destroyed at the beginning of the 18th century during the reign of King Pamheiba.
Between 1709 and the middle of the 20th century, the Manipuri language was written with the Bengali alphabet.
In 1976 at a writers conference all the scholars finally agreed on a new version of the alphabet containing a number of additional letters to represent sounds not present in the language when the script was first developed.
www.omniglot.com /writing/manipuri.htm   (263 words)

  
 The Unreached Peoples Prayer Profiles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Manipuri are also known as the Meithei, or "different people." Most of them live in the Manipur Valley, which is located in the state of Manipur, northeastern India.
Today, the Manipuri consider themselves part of the upper caste, and are therefore severely prejudice against the surrounding lower caste tribes.
The Manipuri had their own traditional religion until they converted to Hinduism 400 years ago.
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 About Manipuri Dance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Manipuri dances originate from the North Eastern state of Manipur and derives its name from its native state.
The dances are influenced by the religious movement of Vaishnavism, the worship of Lord Vishnu, and have flowered in exquisite Rasalila performances, the favourite dance in a circle by Krishna with his milkmaids.
The music is typical of the region and is influenced by the kirtan school of Bengal due to the influence of Vaishnavism.
www.narthaki.com /manipuri/manipuri.htm   (280 words)

  
 Catchcal.Com > Kaleidoscope > Culture > Dances > Manipuri
After thorough research work, the savants claim that the influence of traditional classical dance on Manipuri school of dance is because its manifold shades are based on Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati as well as their incarnations Khamba and Khaibi.
However, it cannot be concluded whether the classical elements in Manipuri which have been prevailing since the last couple of centuries existed in the pre-chaitanya era or more precisely during the advent of Vaishnava cult.
A delve into the history and background of this dance reveals that Manipuri started assuming the classical fervour, from the time of advent of the Vaishnava cult and wide scale social reformation.
www.catchcal.com /kaleidoscope/dances/manipuri.asp   (200 words)

  
 The Manipuri Page
But the exotic images tell only part of the story, Beyond the colorful fa├žade, the history of the Manipuri people is one of conflict, deprivation and exile.
Following political intrigue in the eighteenth century, a large number of Manipuri fled their homes and took refuge in greater Sylhet, as well as the Indian states of Assam and Tripura.
The Bishnupriya Manipuris were caught between a rock and a hard place.
www.manipuri-info.20m.com   (214 words)

  
 Manipuri: Religion
Mainly Bishnupriya Manipuri thought is identified with Hinduism in form of Vaishnvism which is associated with the School of Sri-Chaytanya.
Despite the fact that Manipuri faith is identified with Vaishnvism, there is a basic faith in existence outside Vaishnvism.
In the opinion of some Manipuri scholars Soiraren is a corrupted word of Surendra, who is described as Indra in Vedic scriptures.
manipuri.freehomepage.com /religion.html   (689 words)

  
 Manipuri/Meiteilon/Meithei:   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Manipuri (also called Meiteilon, Meiteiron, Meetei and Meithei; Meithei in Linguistic literature) is the official language of the state of Manipur, India.
Although Manipuri native speakers mostly reside in the state of Manipur, there are native speakers in the neighbouring northeastern states of India, notably in Assam, Tripura, Nagaland, and West Bengal.
The Manipuri population was 6000 in Myanmar in 1931 and 92800 in Bangladesh in 1982 as reported in
www.arbornet.org /~prava/eeyek/mani_intro.html   (669 words)

  
 Manipuri Dance Guru Rajkumar Singhajit Singh and Charu Sija Mathur
To see a Manipuri dance recital is indeed an exhilarating experience transporting the audience to an exotic land where dance is still a living tradition.
This number is an unusual extract from the Manipuri Sankirtana (devotional singing in the temples).
Ranging from soft graceful to extremely vigorous movements the Manipuri drum dance is certainly one of the most popular numbers for its sheer virtuosity and vigour.
www.manipuri-dance.com /performances.htm   (1117 words)

  
 Centre for Indian Classical Dance
A minor classical dance style of Northern India, Manipuri originates from the valley of Manipur, situated in the secluded north-eastern corner of India.
Between the 12th and late 19th centuries Manipuri evolved from the folk legends of the Meities into a more stylised and stuctured artform through cultural exchanges with neighbouring kingdoms in Burma and China.
The predominant mood is of love (sringar), which is given musical expression by the pung (Manipuri drum), flute, Conch shell and a trumpet-like horn.
www.cicd.org.uk /classical_dances_manipuri.htm   (295 words)

  
 Introduction to Manipuri Dance
The Manipuri school of dancing whether folk, classical or modern, is devotional in nature.
The Ras lila, the epitome of Manipuri classical dance is inter-woven through the celestial and eternal love of Radha and Krishna as has been described in the Hindu scriptures and reveals the sublime and transcendental love of Krishna and Radha and the Gopies' devotion to the Lord.
It is belived that the legendary hero - Khamba and heroin - Thoibi danced together before the Lord Thangjing, a celebrated deity of Moirang, a village in the South-West of Manipur which is known for its rich cultural traditions, for peace and prosperity of the land.
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 Webindia123.com - Dances  of  India
Manipuri Dance can be called a house of many mansions.
There are many myths and legends which reveal the Manipuris passionate love for arts, particularly for dance, music and mime.
Today Manipuri Dance has become a ruling passion and an aesthetic obsession for initiated artists and the spectators alike because of its colourful adornment, lightness of dancing foot, delicacy of abhinaya, lilting music and poetic charm.
www.webindia123.com /dances/Manipuri   (165 words)

  
 Bishnupriya Manipuri Literature
The Bishnupriya Manipuri language (also known as BPM or BM) is highly influenced by the Sanskrit and Maharastri as well as Sauraseni Prakrits, though some words of the Hindi language of Northern India, some demoting terms of Meitei and Assamese language and a little influence of Benignly language are incorporated in the BM language.
Written documents of Bishnupriya Manipuri literatures of older periods are unavailable, because records and historical books including literatures had been destroyed and efforts had been made to destroy the history of Manipur and Manipuris.
Bishnupriya Manipuri literature developed a lot within a very short period and it has become possible only due to the sacrifice of the writers, who invites endless sufferings due to economical, social problems and also due to the disturbance from government authorities and other antagonistic forces on the mother language issue of Bishnupriya Manipuris.
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