3/20/2009 | India , Manipur

Yaoshang: Torch Relay

During the fist day of  Yaoshang the streets of Imphal fill with runners (and walkers) of all ages.  Each locality of the city begins there Yaoshang sports festival with a torch lighting ceremony.  The fire is brought in a running procession through the streets from either the Kangla (the city’s Meitei historical heart) or the Shri Govindajee Temple.  I accompanied the procession of Deepak’s locality from the Shri Govindajee Temple back to the ground and community center where their festival would take place.

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