Manipur's well-known classical dance form. Ras Leela, is based on the legendary love of
Radha-Krishna and the devotion of the Gopis to Lord
Krishna. Performances (in a mandap close to a temple) can sometimes last all night.
Shri Govindaji Temple is an important venue for these performances, particularly on the night of
Basanta Pumima and Kartika Purnima. This show here spearheads other performances in the city's various venues.