Pakhangba

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Pakhangba
Early snake like dragon god
Member of Early gods
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Other namesPakhangpa
AffiliationMeitei religion (Sanamahism)
AbodesHeaven and Earth
TextsWakoklon Heelel Thilel Salai Amailon Pukok Puya, Leithak Leikharol, Sakok Lamlen, Leishemlon
GenderMale
Ethnic groupMeitei ethnicity
TemplesIputhou Pakhangba Laishang
FestivalsLai Haraoba
Personal information
ConsortsSeven celestial goddesses
ChildrenMangang Apokpa, Luwang Apokpa, Khuman Apokpa
Parents
SiblingsSanamahi
Equivalents
Greek equivalentTyphon
Hinduism equivalentNaga

"Pakhangba" also spelt as "Pakhangpa", is a snake like dragon god in Meitei mythology and religion.[1][2][3][4] He is the protector of the universe and the destroyer of the evils.[1][5][6] He is the son of Leimarel Sidabi, the supreme mother earth goddess.[1]

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Pakhangba had seven sons. They are the seven great dragons, the mythical ancestors of the seven clan dynasties of the Meitei ethnicity. They are:

  • Mangang dragon
  • Luwang dragon
  • Khuman dragon
  • Angom dragon
  • Moilang dragon
  • Kha Nganpa dragon
  • Salang Leishangthem dragon

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