Maibee Laiching Jagoi

Maibees or priestesses are the star performers of the Lai Haraoba Festival performed for the propitation of the sylvan Deities known as Umang Lai, Maibis conduct the Lai Haraoba festival with Dances in which various processes of creation and preservation of the world are described. In this dance the Maibis, after invoking the Deities from water, dance Leitai-Nongdai Jagoi known as Laiching jagoi. This is an artistic expression of the levelling of earth and heaven by the gods and goddesses at the time of creation.