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"Khamlangba" (Meitei: ꯈꯝꯂꯥꯡꯕ, romanized: kham-laang-ba), also spelt as "Khamlangpa" (Old Manipuri: ꯈꯝꯂꯥꯡꯄ, romanized: kham-laang-pa), is a primordial deity in Meitei mythology and religion. He is a great hunter, warrior and miner. Legend says he is grown out of the creator God Atingkok.[1] His occupation is the extraction of the iron ores and the manufacture of steel.[2] The "Khamlangba Thenlon" mentions about his skills of iron metallurgy and blacksmith in the Kakching kingdom.[3]

A shrine dedicated to Khamlangba
A religious festival dedicated to Khamlangba

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Litter with the emblem of Khamlangba
Maiden dancers at the religious festival of Lai Haraoba dedicated to Khamlangba
Khamlangba's orchestras (with penas) and the married dancers

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