"Lainingthou Pishatao" (Meitei: ꯂꯥꯢꯅꯤꯡꯊꯧ ꯄꯤꯁꯥꯇꯥꯎ, romanized: lāi-nīng-thou pī-sā-tāo, lit. '"Maker of All"'), mononymously known as "Pisatao" (Old Manipuri: ꯄꯤꯁꯥꯇꯥꯎ), is a primordial deity in Meitei mythology and religion. He is the god of craftsmen and architects. He is regarded as the divine personification of the ultimate reality, the abstract creative power inherent in deities, living and non living beings in the universe.
God of architecture, artisans, forge, handicrafts, metallurgy, skills
|Member of Primordial deities|
|Other names||Khoyum Lai Ningthou Pishatao Khutheiba Silheiba|
|Affiliation||Meitei religion (Sanamahism)|
|Ethnic group||Meitei ethnicity|
Historically, his pantheon was replaced by Vishwakarma of Hinduism. However, with the dedicated efforts of several organizations and associations including the SEACO, the status of his pantheon is reviving day by day in Manipur.
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- 'Pisatao-The God of architecture and handicrafts
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