Shri Shri Govindajee Gi Phijol released

Imphal: Manipur governor Anusuiya Uikey graced the book release function of the book entitled “Shri Shri Govindajee Gi Phijol (Vesh)” written by Shri Pukhrambam James Singh of Manipur University of Culture and Professor Shukhdeba Sharma Hanjabam of Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, Amarkantak (MP) on Wednesday at Shri Shri Govindajee Temple Complex, here.

It was jointly organised by Shri Shri Govindajee Board, Imphal, JN Manipur Dance Academy, Imphal and Intellectual Forum of North East (IFNE) – Manipur.

Uikey expressed a sense of delight on her visit to Shri Shri Govindajee temple during holi festival. She lauded the efforts of the authors in publishing the book in illustrated colours depicting the costumes worn by Shri Shri Govindajee who is worshiped as the supreme deity by Gaudiya Vaishnavas, on various occasions.

Through the book, Uikey was informed that the beautiful attires of Shri Shri Govindajee were the result of gradual cultural evolution by the Maharajas/Kings of Manipur since the reign of Rajshri Bhagyachandra. This cultural expression and attires of Shri Shri Govindajee introduces Manipur to Hinduism, she asserted.

She said, the costumes also reflect Manipur’s rich tradition of textiles and advanced knowledge of dyeing and dyeing with various indigenous plants, herbs, trees etc. Most of their colours are a reflection of Manipuri life and its cultural expressions. These practices need to be told and kept alive to the future generation

Governor Miss Anusuiya Uikey mentioned that the book is available in various universities and institutions of Manipur and it is also being studied in dance and music courses in India.

Mentioning the evolution of Hinduism in Manipur and rich cultural heritage of the state, the governor appeals all for making collective efforts to restore normalcy and peace by following the principles of love and harmony so that the tradition of peaceful co-existence continues.

Uikey also took part in the Gwal Aarti at Shri Shri Govindajee Temple after the function.

Prof. Naorem Lokendo Singh, VC Manipur University, Prof. Paonam Gunindro Singh, VC Manipur University of Culture, Prof. Nongmaithem Rajmuhon Singh, VC Dhanmanjuri University and S. Tarun Kumar Sharma, member, Shri Shri Govindajee Temple Board also graced the occasion as guests of honour and president respectively.

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