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An Apokpa or an Apokpi is an ancestral deity belonging to one particular clan or family, often prevailed in the Meitei religion (Sanamahism).[1] Almost all the clans and the families of the Meitei ethnicity worship their ancestors having separate pantheons dedicated to them.[2][3][4][5]

Ancestral deity of families and clans
Member of Meitei deities
AffiliationMeitei religion (Sanamahism)
AbodesHouse of the respective family or clan
RegionIndia (Manipur, Assam and Tripura), Bangladesh and Myanmar
Ethnic groupMeitei ethnicity

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  1. "Indian Anthropologist: Journal of the Indian Anthropological Association". 2008.
  2. Ranajit Kumar Saha (1994). Valley Society of Manipur: A Cultural Frontier of Indian Civilization. ISBN 9788185094823.
  3. Saroj Nalini Parratt (1980). The Religion of Manipur: Beliefs, Rituals, and Historical Development. Firma KLM. ISBN 9780836405941.
  4. "Journal of the Indian Anthropological Society". Journal of the Indian Anthropological Society. The Society. 18. 1983.
  5. Arabinda Basu; Biman Kumar Das Gupta; Jayanta Sarkar (2004). Anthropology for North-East India, a Reader: Indian Anthropological Congress Commemorative Volume. Indian National Confederation and Academy of Anthropologists, Indian Anthropological Society, National Museum of Mankind. ISBN 9788185525044.

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