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Lai Haroba is festival of which of the following state?
1. Manipur
2. Assam
3. Bengal
4. Jammu and Kashmir
5. Karnataka

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Correct Answer - Option 1 : Manipur

The correct answer is Manipur.

Lai Haroba is a festival of the Northeastern state of Manipur.

  • Lai Haraoba is the earliest form of dance that forms the basis of all stylised dances in Manipur. Literally meaning - the merrymaking of the gods
  • The principal performers are the maibas and maibis (priests and priestesses) who re-enact the theme of the creation of the world.
  • It was in the reign of King Bhagyachandra that the popular Rasleela dances of Manipur originated during 18th century.

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