||45 kms. from Imphal, the town is one of the main centres of early Meitei folk
culture with the ancient temple of the pre-Hindu deity Lord Thangjing, situated
here. pre-hindu Every year a ritual dance festival " Lai Haraoba" held here in
the month of May, when men and women, dressed in colourful traditional costumes
sing and dance in honour of the Lord at the Moirang.
The town also has a special place in the history of thr Indian Freedom Struggle.
It was at Moirang that the flag of the Indian National Army was first
unfurled on April 14,1944. The INA Museum containing letters, photograghs,
badges of ranks and other memorabilia reminds the visitor of the noble
sacrifices made by the INA under the charismatic leadership of Netaji Subhash