Manipur, in the
north east of India.
Through out the year.
Venue : Imphal
Archery is one of the most ancient sport originated in India. In the day and
age of the Rig-Veda, Ramayana and Mahabharata men of stature and
circumstance were expected to be competent in archery. The equipment needed
to play this sport are - Bow & Arrow.
Archery is the most popular and loved game of the north east and is played
through out the year. The bows and arrows in archery are made of bamboo, and
are of varying lengths and sizes. The arrows are a pointed metal cap. The
target is circular in shape, 8 to 10 inches high and 3 inches in diameter.
The targets; each measuring about 15 inches by 30 inches is kept at the end
of the range, which are usually 100 metres in length.
Archery in Manipur
Archery is held everyday in Manipur on various low-lying stretches of
ground just below a stand of conifers. Evolved from an ancient tribal sport,
it is still very popular in Manipur and one can see archers shooting as many
as 500 arrows within a span of a few minutes.