Moirang Shayon

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The "Moirang Shayon" (Meitei: ꯃꯣꯢꯔꯥꯡ ꯁꯥꯌꯣꯟ) or "Moirang Saiyon" (Meitei: ꯃꯣꯢꯔꯥꯡ ꯁꯥꯢꯌꯣꯟ)(lit. Moirang incarnations[1]) is a genre of the seven incarnations of a God and a Goddess, induced by Lord Thangjing, in the ancient Moirang kingdom, a southern province in Ancient Manipur (Antique Kangleipak).[2][3][4] The list of the seven pairs of incarnations are:

Heroes Heroines
Akongjamba Phouoibi
Henjunaha Lairoulembi
Khuyol Haoba Yaithing Konu
Kadeng Thangjahanba Tonu Laijinglembi
Khubomba Pidonu
Wanglei Pungdingheiba Silheibi
Khuman Khamba Moirang Thoibi

Incarnations[change | change source]

Akongjamba and Phouoibi[change | change source]

Akongjamba is a mortal man and Phouoibi is a goddess, who became the first pair of lovers in the epic.[5][6][7][8][9]

Henjunaha and Lairoulembi[change | change source]

Henjunaha, an orphan lad and Thongnang Lairoulembi, daughter of a rich man, are the second pair of lovers in the epic.[4]

Khuyol Haoba and Yaithing Konu[change | change source]

Khuyol Haoba, son of a late minister, and Yaithing Konu, daughter of a royal court man, are the third pair of lovers in the epic.[8][10][6][11]

Thangjahanba and Tonu Laijinglembi[change | change source]

Kadeng Thangjahanba, a blacksmith, and Tonu Laijinglembi, the queen of the Moirang king, are the fourth pair of lovers in the epic.[12][8][11][13]

Khubomba and Pidonu[change | change source]

Khubomba, the son of Tonu Laijinglembi, and Pidonu, a lady from Moirang, are the fifth pair of lovers in the epic.[4]

Pungdingheiba and Silheibi[change | change source]

Pungdingheiba, a drum maker, and Silheibi, a handloom working lady, are the sixth pair of lovers in the epic.[4]

Khamba and Thoibi[change | change source]

Khuman Khamba, an orphan prince of Khuman dynasty and Moirang Thoibi, princess of Moirang kingdom, are the last and the seventh pair of lovers in the epic.[14][15][16][17]

Related pages[change | change source]

Bibliography[change | change source]

  • Singh, Ch Manihar (1996). A History of Manipuri Literature. Sahitya Akademi. ISBN 978-81-260-0086-9.

References[change | change source]

  1. Glimpses of Manipuri Language, Literature, and Culture. Manipuri Sahitya Parishad. 1970.
  2. Simha, Nimthaukhomjama Khelacandra (1975). Manipuri Language: Status and Importance. N. Tombi Raj Singh.
  3. Manipuri Literature in History 4
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Salwons And Langwons Moirang and Ebuthou Thangjing Part 9
  5. North East India History Association. Session (1999). Proceedings of North East India History Association. The Association.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Medieval Indian Literature: An Anthology. Sahitya Akademi. 1997.
  7. Lisam, Khomdan Singh (2011). Encyclopaedia Of Manipur (3 Vol. Gyan Publishing House. p. 678. ISBN 978-81-7835-864-2.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Oinam, Bhagat; Sadokpam, Dhiren A. (2018). Northeast India: A Reader. Taylor & Francis. p. 236. ISBN 978-0-429-95320-0.
  9. Devi, Lairenlakpam Bino (2002). The Lois of Manipur: Andro, Khurkhul, Phayeng and Sekmai. Mittal Publications. p. 14. ISBN 978-81-7099-849-5.
  10. Folk-lore. Indian Publications. 1991.
  11. 11.0 11.1 Gangte, Priyadarshni M. (2008). Customary Laws of Meitei and Mizo Societies of Manipur. Akansha Publishing House. ISBN 978-81-8370-130-3.
  12. Lisam, Khomdan Singh (2011). Encyclopaedia Of Manipur (3 Vol. Gyan Publishing House. p. 588. ISBN 978-81-7835-864-2.
  13. Khaute, Lallian Mang (2010). The Sangai: The Pride of Manipur. Gyan Publishing House. p. 55. ISBN 978-81-7835-772-0.
  14. George, K.M. (1997). Masterpieces of Indian Literature: Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu & Urdu. National Book Trust. ISBN 978-81-237-1978-8.
  15. Simha, Mayembama Anandamohana (2002). A. Dorendrajit Singh. Sahitya Akademi. ISBN 978-81-260-1112-4.
  16. Singh, N. Tombi (1976). Khamba and Thoibi: The Unscaled Height of Love. Chitrebirentombichand Khorjeirup.
  17. Chandra, N.D.R.; Das, Nigamananda (2007). Ecology, Myth, and Mystery: Contemporary Poetry in English from Northeast India. Sarup & Sons. p. 83. ISBN 978-81-7625-742-8.
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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