Imung Lai

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An Imung Lai or Emung Lai is any god or goddess worshipped inside the household of the mankind in Meitei folklore and religion.[1][2] The Imung Lais are the protectors and caretakers of the people.[3] People perform different rites and rituals to worship the deities.[4][5] The main deities include Sanamahi and Leimarel.[6]

Imung Lai
Deities of house and household
Member of Meitei deities
Other namesEmung Lai
AffiliationMeitei religion (Sanamahism)
AbodesHouse and household
RegionIndia (Manipur, Assam and Tripura), Bangladesh and Myanmar
Ethnic groupMeitei ethnicity
Greek equivalentHestia
Roman equivalentVesta

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  1. Devi, Lairenlakpam Bino (2002). The Lois of Manipur: Andro, Khurkhul, Phayeng and Sekmai. Mittal Publications. p. 46. ISBN 978-81-7099-849-5.
  2. Sarat Chandra Roy (Rai Bahadur (1981). Man in India. A.K. Bose.
  3. The Anthropologist: International Journal of Contemporary and Applied Studies of Man. Kamla-Raj Enterprises. 2003.
  4. Mahapatra, Mary D. (2001). Tribal Religion and Rituals: Accounts of Superstition, Sorcery and Spirits. Dominant Publishing. ISBN 978-81-87336-69-3.
  5. Banerji, Projesh (1956). Dance of India. Kitabistan.
  6. Hodson, Thomas Callan (1908). The Meitheis. D. Nutt. ISBN 978-81-7536-149-2.

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