There was no Naga or Kuki in Manipur (erstwhile Kangleipak). Tangkhul, Kabui, Maring, and Kom tribes are the offsprings of Meetei tribe.
The Meetei goddess, Nongpok Ireima is a Tangkhul women. She was married to a Meetei king Tabungba. Today, Meetei worships the Tangkhul woman as a Goddess and presence of Tangkhul brothers and sisters is a mandatory during Lai Haraoba of Ima Nongpok Ireima.
The Thangal tribes were created by God from the beginning of the earth and they continued to live on here. They are one of the most important tribes in Manipur with indigenous culture and traditions.
Luira Phanit is one of the most important festivals of Tangkhul community residing in Manipur. This is very auspicious for the community. Luira Phanit or Luita Phanit is widely celebrated at Poi (Pui), Shirui, Lunghar, Longpi, Hunphun and various other villagers in Ukhrul districts of Manipur.