Sanamahism

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Sanamahism (ꯁꯅꯥꯃꯍꯤꯖꯝ)
The Symbol of Sanamahism (Source: Wakoklon Heelel Thilen Salai Amailon Pukok Puya)
The Symbol of Sanamahism (Source: Wakoklon Heelel Thilen Salai Amailon Pukok Puya)
Total population
approx. 235,000[1]
Regions with significant populations
Manipur, India
Scriptures
PuYa (Manipuri)
Languages
Classical Meitei

Sanamahism (Meitei: ꯁꯅꯥꯃꯍꯤ ꯂꯥꯏꯅꯤꯡ), also known as Manipuri religion or Kanglei religion, is an ancient ancestor worshipping religion. It is the indigenous religion of the Meitei people and the tribal people of Manipur.[2][3] It is a polytheistic religion. In Sanamahism, thousands of Gods are worshipped in several pantheons.[4][5] It has common principle of Dharma and often considered as denomination of Hinduism. It is followed alongwide with Hinduism and it co-exits with Vaishnavism.

Related pages[change | change source]

  1. Meitei mythology
  2. List of figures in Meitei mythology
  3. Puya (Meitei texts)
  4. Temples of Meitei religion

References[change | change source]

  1. 2001 Census
  2. http://www.nagalandpost.com/sanamahism-the-indigenous-religion-of-meiteis/179840.html
  3. https://tripurachronicle.in/ArticleDetails.aspx?WhatId=62
  4. Bertil Lintner (2015). Great Game East: India, China, and the Struggle for Asia's Most Volatile Frontier. Yale University Press. p. 113. ISBN 978-0-300-19567-5.
  5. "The Revivalism of Sanamahism". e-pao.net. Retrieved 2021-02-10.