Khuman Pokpa

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"Khuman Pokpa" (Meitei: ꯈꯨꯃꯟ ꯄꯣꯛꯄ), also spelt as "Khuman Apokpa" (Meitei: ꯈꯨꯃꯟ ꯑꯄꯣꯛꯄ), is the ancestral deity of the Khuman clan.[1][2][3] He is regarded as the progenitor god of the Khuman dynasty.[4] Among many, one of his foremost pantheons is located in Mayang Imphal, the ancient capital of the Khuman kingdom.[5][6] In ancient times, village people used to worship the God to get blessings of good health and prosperity.[7]

Khuman Pokpa
Ancestor God of the Khuman clan
God of Darkness
Member of Primordial deities
Other namesKhuman Apokpa
Meiteiꯈꯨꯃꯟ ꯄꯣꯛꯄ
AffiliationMeitei religion (Sanamahism)
Major cult centreKhuman kingdom
PredecessorPakhangpa
WeaponSerpentine scepter
AnimalsSerpents
SymbolSerpent
ComplexionDark
GenderMale
Ethnic groupMeitei ethnicity
FestivalsLai Haraoba
Personal information
ConsortKhuman Pokpi (Khuman Apokpi)
Parents
SiblingsMangang Apokpa, Luwang Apokpa
DynastyKhuman dynasty
Equivalents
Greek equivalentErebus
Roman equivalentScotus

The religious festival of Lai Haraoba dedicated to Khuman Pokpa in the land of Karang, is celebrated for ten conscutive days.[8]

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