Panthoibi

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"Panthoibi" (Meitei: ꯄꯥꯟꯊꯣꯢꯕꯤ), also spelt as "Panthoipi" (Old Manipuri: ꯄꯥꯟꯊꯣꯢꯄꯤ), is a primordial goddess in Meitei mythology and religion.[1] She is associated with agricultural fertility, abundance, war and love in Meitei mythology.[2][3][4] Legend says she was taught the art of pottery by goddess Leimarel Sidabi before she had disappeared forever.[5] She is the consort of Nongpok Ningthou.[6] Panthoibi Iratpa, a religious festival dedicated to her, is celebrated every year.[7][8][9]

Panthoibi
Goddess of agricultural fertility, abundance, war and love
Member of Seven goddesses
Other namesAyangleima Panthoipi
Meiteiꯄꯥꯟꯊꯣꯢꯕꯤ, ꯄꯥꯟꯊꯣꯏꯕꯤ
AffiliationLairembi, Meitei religion (Sanamahism)
WeaponsSword, Shield, Spear, Snake
AnimalsTiger, White horse
TextsPanthoibi Khongul
GenderFemale
Ethnic groupMeitei ethnicity
FestivalsPanthoibi Iratpa, Lai Haraoba
Personal information
ConsortNongpok Ningthou
DynastyNingthouja dynasty
Equivalents
Greek equivalentAthena
Hinduism equivalentDurga[10]

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