The folk dances of Manipur, with their charming costumes, best represent its rich culture and traditions. The Raas Leela, portraying the rare bond between Lord Krishna and his consort Goddess Radha, is a special favourite. It is usually performed in the mandap in front of a temple. The love of the gopis for Lord Krishna is also focused upon in this dance. Another traditional symbolic dance performance is done during the spring festival of Lal Haraoba, which is celebrated during April-May. During this festival, a symbolic traditional dance aimed at peace and prosperity is also performed. Besides, several other vibrant folk dances expressing nature, creation and aestheticism, are performed here. At the Shree Shree Govindajee temple, a special performance of Vasanta Ras is held on a full-moon night of Hiyangei in November.

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