The nine day-long celebration of Kang (Rath Jatra) festival began with pomp and gaiety in Manipur on Wednesday. The main events of the festival include the pulling of Kang, the traditional chariot and offering of flowers and fruits to Shree Shree Jagannath, Balabhadra and Subhadra.

The pulling of Kang was held at Shree Shree Govindajee temple complex here. A large number of devotees turned up in their traditional festival attires at the Palace Gate and temple to take part in the festival despite a downpour.