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"Lainingthou Pishatao" (Meitei: ꯂꯥꯢꯅꯤꯡꯊꯧ ꯄꯤꯁꯥꯇꯥꯎ, romanized: lāi-nīng-thou pī-sā-tāo, lit.'"Maker of All"'),[1][2] 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.[3][4][5]

God of architecture, artisans, forge, handicrafts, metallurgy, skills
Member of Primordial deities
Other namesKhoyum Lai Ningthou Pishatao Khutheiba Silheiba
AffiliationMeitei religion (Sanamahism)
Ethnic groupMeitei ethnicity
FestivalsPishatao Khurumba
Greek equivalentHephaestus
Hinduism equivalentVishwakarma

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.[6][7]

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