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On Bhoomi Pujan for Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, performance by Sinha Sisters

Definitely, the Bhoomi Pujan for Ram Mandir in Ayodhya is momentous day for the Bhratiya Sabhyata. In this historical moment, the Bishnupriya Manipuris (living in Assam, Tripura, Bangladesh, and Manipur), the event has been beautifully captured by the artists. 
PM Modi at Ayodhya Here is Sinha Sisters with their singing expressing their astha and bhakti. It is true. Bhagwan Sri Ram lives in people's heart. 
Do watch. Performance by mother and daughter.

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How Bishnupriya Manipuri Kalyan Samiti, Mumbai Came into Existence

Rebati Mohan Sinha

It so happened, one day my father, swargio Behari Sinha, a centurion (100 years 3 months) who was in Mumbai  for eye operation, enquired, whether there was any leipham near my resident in Mazagao, Mumbai. I said, 'there is  a Saibaba Mandir behind our house, where an Artee is always being performed in the evening, every day.' He said 'amar gaang'r ousade leipham'te nei'. On reply, I said ''yes, there is and I shall take you there.' Then, again he enquired whether we, Bishnupriya Manipuri Mumbaitees, celebrate Birth Anniversary of Srilo Bhubaneswar Sadhuthakur, where I said 'No, because there are no Bishnupriya Manipuri villages in Mumbai'. Then he said, in Silchar town there are few villages, why not in this very big town,Mumbai? You must celebrate even you are less in numbers.
Next day morning, I rang up to  Guru Devendra Sinha in Andheri, Mumbai, to apprise him of our father-son discussion and requested him to attend a mee…

"Mandir'go miyange nilaaga"

Rebati Mohan Sinha

During the period between 2000-2004, there was a rumour spread among Bishnupriya Manipuris of Barak Valley and Bangladesh: "Nabadwipor Bhubaneswar Sadhu Thakur'r Mandir'go miyange nilaaga".

Year 2004, the present Sevait, Mairang Singh Debabarma from Guwahati took charge of administration of Radha Gobindo Mandir at Guntola road, Nabadwip, on the demise of Jogendra Lal Debabarma. The frequent absence of Sevait from mandir premises during his illness, the mandir administration became vulnerable and as a result, a local mandir parichalan committee member became active in collecting money from donation box. There used to be complain from local devotees that they could not do their daily prayer regularly, due to unholy behaviour of the administrative staffs. During the period, Theerth-Yatri from our BM Community also being harassed regularly.
Having heard this, 'miyange mandir'go nilaga', I couldn't stay idle there in Mumbai and 2005 I had…

Sharon Lowen: Manipuri dance from Manipur, Assam and Tripura

[Note: The piece written by Sharon Lowen has serious inbuilt errors. A proper response would be given. Soon!]
Dated: Oct 9, 2018 SHARON LOWEN
The origins of Bishnupriya Manipuris cover quite a gamut of theories.
Among the greatest joys of my life has been the opportunity to access the depth and diversity of a small number of of the cultures of northeast India. Traveling across Assam from Gauhati to Tezpur visiting Sattriya, theatre and dance centres in the 1970’s as well as studying pre and post Vaisnavite dance traditions of Manipur with legendary gurus in Manipur has fed the flame of an interest dating back 50 years ago to college days in the USA.
With this background, it was a very special pleasure to see two fine Manipuri performances recently, one by Urmimala Das at the India Habitat Centre in New Delhi and the other in Mumbai, the 2nd Guru Padmashri Th. Babu Singh National Dance Festival held in Mumbai.
Urmimala Das hails from Assam and was trained by Guru Bulu Sinha and Guru S…

Manipur CM lambasted mentioning Krishna-Rukmini

https://youtu.be/C0z-DFXknNM
Watch Chief Minister N Biren Singh bhashan at Madhavpura Fair in Gujarat
He mentioned Bhagwan Krishna marriage with Rukmini and Raas Leela troupe from Manipur to showcase the sanskritik unity of Bharat with Manipur.
His message was not well taken by student bodies, buddhijivi (intellectuals), and political parties in Manipur. There is no mention of Meitei Hindu student body in news report, what has been their reaction on it. [Blame Google.]
They all had the same message in different wordings that: it is an attempt to deform and distort history.
Let us apply the dharmic understanding.
Manipur’s CM bhashan is 100 % correct. Who were listening his bhashan? Hindus in Gujarat. All Hindus have this bio/ civilisational memory of Bhagwan Krishna, Rukmini, Manipur, Arjuna, Chintragandha…So telling 80% Hindus the story is distorted and not correct. Hmmm!
Basically such reaction comes from 3 quarters from Manipur: Pangal, Christians, Sanamahi. It is Hudsonian reacti…

Meiteis Vs Bishnupriya Manipuri (2018)

With the traditional dhristi, these two jatis have these similarities definitely with some ‘Notes’. Certainly, avoided western lens/ framework, models etc.
Similarities:
# Meiteis (Hindus) and Bishnupriya Manipuri are Sanatan Dharmi. # Ras Leela is performed with bhakti and shradha both by Meiteis (Hindus) and Bishnupriya Manipuri # Cuisine (ex: Irolpa/ Iromba) same both for Meiteis & Bishnupriya Manipuri # Paramparik dress is same both for Meiteis & Bishnupriya Manipuris # Paramparik architectural design of house and its surroundings same.  # Apoka puja is performed with bhakti and shraddha both by Meiteis & Bishnupriya Manipuris
Note: For Bishnupriya Manipuris, Apokpa comes under Hindu cosmology.
For Meiteis (Sanamahi), Apokpa comes under Sanamahi cosmology (Hudsonian version).
Why Hudsonian version? Simply we don’t know. It is like someone reads Orientalism 1.0 (European version) and 2.0 (American version) and writes commentary on Hinduism! Caste, Cow, Curry! It is to …