About MoirangMoirang is a major city located in the district of Bishnupur district in Manipur. Moirang is larfely known for its tourist places. The town is located about 45 km south from the city of Imphal. The town consists of about 12 Gram Panchayats. Moirang lies in between 24.5oN latitude and 93.77oE longitude at an average elevation of 2513 feet above sea level. The total area of the region is 269 square kilometer.
History of MoirangThe town of Moirang, is historically famous for the ancient temple of Lord Thangjing, the pre-Hindu deity and the Epic love story of "Khamba Thoibi. The cloth used by Khamba and Nongban are still preserved in a village named Ngangkhaleikai.
In ancient times, among the seven clan kings of Manipur, the King of Moirang was considered as the most powerful. The Burmese King paid the annual war reparations money to the Moirang king, till the end of Khamba-Thoibi era.
Moirang was the headquarters of Azad Hind Fauz, during World War II. On 14 April 1944, Colonel Shaukat Malik hoisted the Tricolour for the first time on Indian soil in Moirang by the kind help of Shri Mairembam Koireng Singh and other Manipuris. They were members of the Indian National Army (INA). Some wartime relics and photographs are displayed at the INA.
Demography of MoirangAccording to the 2011 census, the total population if Moirang is 19,893 out of which 9,841 are males and 10,052 are females. The average literacy rate of Moirang is 83.98 % and the male literacy rate is 89.82 % and the female literacy rate is 78.30 %.
Tourism in Moirang
Moirang is one of the ancient villages located about 45 kms from Imphal in Manipur. Moirang has a typical Mao character. It is one of the most popular tourist locations in the state. Loktak lake and the Keibul Lamjao National Park are the two most popular tourist attraction in the state. Some other tourist places in and around Moirang are:
INA Memorial Complex: It is one of the must visit tourist spot in Moirang. This complex is treasure of artifact connected with the struggle of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose against British imperialism to emancipate the Indian motherland.
Phubala: It is another important tourist place located close to the town of Moirang as well as close to Loktak Lake. Phubala is a place where one can enjoy boating and other water sports.
Ebudhou Thangjing Temple: It is one of the popular temples in Moirang. The temple is dedicated to Ibudhou thangjing, one of the most important traditional deities of the Manipuri people. The Manipuris believe that Moirang from evil by Lord Thangjing. The Lai Haroba festival is celebrated with great joy in this temple during the month of May.
Services in MoirangMoirang is an important town in located in the Bishnupur district in Manipur. The town has all the necessary utility services like banking and post offices. Moirang also offers emergency services like hospitals and police to the people of the place.
BanksUnited Bank of India
IFSC Code: UTBI0MRG364
Branch Code: MRG364
Address: Po - Moirang, Dist - Bishenpur,
Phone no: 03879 -262223
IFSC Code: UTIB0SMPCB1
Branch Code: SMPCB1
Address: Moiirang Bazar, Manipur - 795133
Phone no: 03879 -262546
HospitalMoirang Community Hospital
Address: Thana Leikai Mandap,
Wilt Shine Hospital, Kwakta
Address: Kwakta Sabal Leikai, Ring Road,
NH 150, Kwakta, Ukhatampak, Manipur-795133
Address: NH 150, Manipur-795126
- SP (Bishnupur District): 0379-222270 / 222604
- Addl. SP (Bishnupur District) 9856325772
How to Reach Moirang
The town is well connected to the city of Imphal and Churachandpur by NH:-150. The two important district roads that connect Moirang are Moirang-Kumbi and Moirang-Thanga. There are regular buses and taxis from Imphal to Moirang.
By Air: Moirang is situated 45 km from Imphal. The nearest airport is Imphal Tulihal airport. There are direct flights to Kolkata, Guwahati, Delhi and Northeastern states like Aizawl, Silchar, and Dimapur etc.
By Rail: The nearest railhead to Imphal is Guwahati and Dimapur.
By Road: Private buses are available from Guwahati, Dimapur and Silchar to Imphal.
Moirang Facts and Figures
- Latitude: 24.5oN
- Longitude: 93.77oE
- Altitude: 2513 ft (above sea level)
- Population (2015): 19,893
- Official Languages: Meiteilon (Manipuri)
- Time zone: IST (UTC+5:30)
- STD code: 0379
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