Peh

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Peh
Paoyi
village
Peh is located in Manipur
Peh
Peh
Location in Manipur, India
Coordinates: 25°17′05″N 94°23′48″E / 25.284678°N 94.396728°E / 25.284678; 94.396728Coordinates: 25°17′05″N 94°23′48″E / 25.284678°N 94.396728°E / 25.284678; 94.396728
Country  India
State Manipur
District Ukhrul
Elevation 1,662 m (5,453 ft)
Population
 • Total 4,500 approx.
Languages
 • Official Meiteilon (Manipuri)
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 795142
Vehicle registration MN
Nearest city Ukhrul
Sex ratio 1004 /
Literacy 76%
Lok Sabha constituency Outer Manipur
Vidhan Sabha constituency Chingai
Climate Mountain type (Köppen)
Website www.peh.na

Peh pronounced "Pe-h" is a village in Ukhrul District, Manipur, India. The village was earlier called 'Paoyi', which is a misconstrued derivative of the original name 'Peh' given by outsiders. Peh is approximately 35 kilometers north of Ukhrul district headquarter. The village is partially connected by National Highway 150, Imphal–Kohima via UkhrulJessami Highway. The village comprises two settlement areas: Proper Peh and Peh Ngahurum, also known as Khunou (New settlement). The total population of the village is around 4500. The village panchayat (Sangvu) consists of the representative from different clans headed by an elected chairman is the Apex body of the village. All administrative, political and judicial decisions are taken by them.

Peh is flanked by Kalhang, Kuirei, Marem, Marangphung, Namrei and Razai in the east, Paorei, Varangrai and Phungcham in the south, Chingjui (Chingjaroi) in the north, Phaibung lower and Ngari in the north-west, Theiva and Hume in the west. Two rich rivers, Wuireikong and Mashakong flow in the eastern and western side of the village respectively, providing abundant source of water to the cultivators and hunters.

People and place[edit]

Agriculture is the primary occupation of the settlers. Rice is the stable food of the villagers. The village is home to various flora and fauna species. Literacy rate of the village is 76%. Peh village is known for its beautiful landscape. The village is 100% Christian (American Baptist/Protestants), with more than 98% Baptist and the remaining Roman Catholic.

Festival[edit]

Peh is one of the few villages among the Tangkhul Naga villages that celebrates the seed sowing festival, Luira Phanit, (locale: Luito) with strict adherence to traditional Tangkhul Naga custom and tradition. Visitors never forget the mouth watering Red-hot-Spicy-chili pork preparation and cheerful wrestling conducted during Peh Luito.

Places of Interest[edit]

Shampirum is the most visited place of the village. It offers a spectacular views of almost all the four sides of the village and its surroundings. Longvuerap Peh Youth Park is a place of eternal bliss. KatorlueThe Eternal spring of the village. Vansam Lofty valleys adorned by evergreen grasses and varieties of wild flowers. It is a natural playground of the village. Kuiching A gentle slope carpeted with evergreen grass. Lungku Ngakao a vantage point for viewing the beautiful East, West and North side of the village. It is very popular among the youths for the gentle breeze from the west throughout the day.