|Member of Umang Lai and Meitei deities|
|Affiliation||Sanamahism and Manipuri mythology|
Nongshaba (Meitei: ꯅꯣꯡꯁꯥꯕ, romanized: nong-shaa-ba, lit. 'Lion God'), also known as Kanglasha (Old Manipuri: ꯀꯪꯂꯥꯁꯥ, romanized: kang-laa-shaa, lit. 'Dragon of the Kangla'), is a primordial dragon lion god in Meitei mythology and religion of Ancient Manipur (Antique Kangleipak). He is a son of Atingkok, the Supreme Creator God, and an old member of the Umang Lais (Sylvan deities) in the religion. A pair of two gigantic figures of the creature, is standing inside the Kangla, the foremost capital city of Ancient Manipur.
History[change | change source]
Destruction of the structures[change | change source]
Rebuilding of the structures[change | change source]
Under the supervision of the Government of Manipur, the structures of the dragons were reconstructed in the first decade of the 21st century AD.
In State Emblem[change | change source]
Kanglasha is regarded as a sacred creature. So, he is included in the Emblem of the Government of Manipur.
References[change | change source]
- Internationales Asien Forum: International quarterly for Asian studies. 1989.
- Singh, Moirangthem Kirti (1993). Folk Culture of Manipur. ISBN 9788170490630.
- Lisam, Khomdan Singh (2011). Encyclopaedia of Manipur (3 Vol.). ISBN 9788178358642.