Ngaleima

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"Lemlei Ngaleima" (Old Manipuri: ꯂꯦꯝꯂꯩ ꯉꯥꯂꯩꯃ, romanized: lem-lei ngaa-lei-ma, lit.'fish goddess'), also spelt as "Ngareima" (Meitei: ꯉꯥꯔꯩꯃ, romanized: ngaa-rei-ma), is the female deity and the divine personification of the fishes and the aquatic life in Meitei mythology and religion.[1][2][3] She is a daughter of Atingkok and a sister of the goddesses, Phouoibi, Thumleima and Ereima.[4][5][6][7] Mermaid Drawing.jpg

Ngaleima
Goddess of fish and aquatic life
Member of Celestial goddesses
Beautiful mermaid fabulous creature.jpg
Other namesNgareima
Meiteiꯉꯥꯂꯩꯃ
Venerated inWater
AffiliationMeitei religion (Sanamahism)
AbodeWater
SymbolFish
TextsPuya
GenderFemale
Ethnic groupMeitei ethnicity
FestivalsLai Haraoba
Personal information
Parents
SiblingsPhouleima, Thumleima and Ireima
Equivalents
Greek equivalentAmphitrite

In popular culture[change | change source]

  • "Phouoibi, the rice goddess", a bailad opera, was performed by the Laihui Ensemble in 2009, based on the mythical saga of the goddess and her sisters.[8][9][10][11]
  • "Phouoibi Shayon", a 2017 mythology based Manipuri language feature film was released, based on the story of goddess Ngaleima and her sister Phouoibi.[12][13][14][15]

References[change | change source]

  1. https://books.google.co.in/books?id=vKM4AAAAIAAJ&q=ngaleima+goddess&dq=ngaleima+goddess&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjg-qPnva_uAhUu7HMBHeELCCgQ6AEwAXoECAYQAg
  2. https://books.google.co.in/books?id=IvUZAAAAIAAJ&q=ngaleima+goddess&dq=ngaleima+goddess&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjg-qPnva_uAhUu7HMBHeELCCgQ6AEwAHoECAUQAg
  3. https://books.google.co.in/books?id=tIBymmBWqgsC&pg=PA14&dq=ngareima&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwixhdq8va_uAhWU6nMBHdc0A3EQ6AEwAHoECAMQAg#v=onepage&q=ngareima&f=false
  4. https://books.google.co.in/books?id=eDluAAAAMAAJ&dq=ngareima&focus=searchwithinvolume&q=ngareima+fish
  5. https://books.google.co.in/books?id=vKM4AAAAIAAJ&q=ngaleima+goddess&dq=ngaleima+goddess&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjg-qPnva_uAhUu7HMBHeELCCgQ6AEwAXoECAYQAg
  6. https://books.google.co.in/books?id=IvUZAAAAIAAJ&q=ngaleima+goddess&dq=ngaleima+goddess&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjg-qPnva_uAhUu7HMBHeELCCgQ6AEwAHoECAUQAg
  7. https://books.google.co.in/books?id=tIBymmBWqgsC&pg=PA14&dq=ngareima&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwixhdq8va_uAhWU6nMBHdc0A3EQ6AEwAHoECAMQAg#v=onepage&q=ngareima&f=false
  8. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2019-12-23. Retrieved 2021-01-27.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  9. http://www.manipur.org/news/2013/03/22/laihui-ensemble-manipur-%E2%80%93-phou-oibi-the-rice-goddess-to-perform-at-esplanade-theatre-studio-singapore/
  10. https://sgmagazine.com/events/singapore-music-festivals/phou-oibi-rice-goddess-laihui-ensemble
  11. https://m.indiamart.com/proddetail/phou-oibi-the-rice-goddess-2009-7000842597.html
  12. http://www.manipur.org/news/2017/03/31/phouoibi-shayon-to-be-shown-at-shankar/
  13. https://www.imphaltimes.com/news/item/8155-film-release/amp
  14. https://klmdb.com/title/0000542/release-info
  15. https://klmdb.com/title/0000542