Hingchabi

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Hingchabi
ꯍꯤꯡꯆꯥꯕꯤ.jpg
A typical hingchabi of Meitei Manipuri folklore
GroupingMythology
Sub groupingMeitei mythology (Manipuri mythology)
Similar entitiesHelloi, Lam Lai, Umang Lai, Keibu Keioiba
Familydemoness
FolkloreMeitei folklore (Manipuri folklore)
Other name(s)Hingchapi, Sha hingchabi, Saa hingchabi
CountryIndia
RegionManipur
Lai Khutshangbi, a popular Hingchabi.

A Hingchabi (Meitei: ꯍꯤꯡꯆꯥꯕꯤ, Old Manipuri: ꯍꯤꯡꯆꯥꯄꯤ, romanized: hing-chaa-pee, lit.'giantess'[1]) is a mythical creature in Meitei mythology, folklore and religion (Sanamahism) of Antique Kangleipak (Ancient Manipur). She has characters similar to those of the vampires[1] as well as the witches.[2][3] The terms, "hing" means "raw" and "chaa" means "to eat" in Meitei language (Manipuri language).[1]

Sources[change | change source]

  • Chaudhury, Sukant Kumar (2006). Culture, Ecology, and Sustainable Development. Mittal Publications. p. 145. ISBN 978-81-8324-132-8.
  • South Asian Anthropologist. Sarat Chandra Roy Institute of Anthropological Studies. 1994.
  • Singh, Moirangthem Kirti (1998). Recent Researches in Oriental Indological Studies: Including Meiteilogy. Parimal Publications.
  • The Anthropologist: International Journal of Contemporary and Applied Studies of Man. Kamla-Raj Enterprises. 2003.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Singh, Moirangthem Kirti (1998). Recent Researches in Oriental Indological Studies: Including Meiteilogy. Parimal Publications.
  2. South Asian Anthropologist. Sarat Chandra Roy Institute of Anthropological Studies. 1994.
  3. Parratt, Saroj Nalini (1980). The Religion of Manipur: Beliefs, Rituals, and Historical Development. Firma KLM. ISBN 978-0-8364-0594-1.
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Meitei mythology & folklore

Mythic Texts and Folktales:
Numit Kappa | Moirang Kangleirol | Moirang Shayon | Khamba Thoibi | Sandrembi Chaisra
Fungawari Singbul | Funga Wari
Divinities:
Maikei Ngaakpa Lais | Leimalel | Sanamahi
Emoinu | Panthoipi
Legendary Creatures:
Dragons | Helloi | Hingchabi | Keibu Keioiba | Khoirentak tiger | Samadon Ayangba | Uchek Langmeidong
Mythical and Sacred Places:
Lai Lamlen | Khamnung | Kangla | Mt. Koupalu | Nongmaiching Hills | Thangching Hills