Leithak Leikharol

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The model of the universe as described in the "Leithak Leikharol".

Leithak Leikharol (Meitei: ꯂꯩꯊꯛ ꯂꯩꯈꯥꯔꯣꯜ) (lit. Of Heaven and netherworld[1]), also spelt as the Leithak Leikhalol, is an ancient literary narrative work (puya), about the creation, genealogy of kings, moral teachings and mythology.[1][2] It mentions some goddesses including Leimarel Sidabi, Nongthang Leima and Panthoibi. Goddess Leimarel Sidabi is said to be the omniscient.[3] It states that goddess Panthoibi slays a demon.[3][4]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Paniker, K. Ayyappa (1997). Medieval Indian Literature: Surveys and selections. Sahitya Akademi. p. 334. ISBN 978-81-260-0365-5.
  2. Panchani, Chander Sheikhar (1987). Manipur, Religion, Culture, and Society. Konark Publishers. ISBN 978-81-220-0047-4.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Singh, Moirangthem Kirti (1993). Folk Culture of Manipur. Manas Publications. ISBN 978-81-7049-063-0.
  4. Singh, Moirangthem Kirti (1988). Religion and Culture of Manipur. Manas Publications. ISBN 978-81-7049-021-0.