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Serpentine dragon God[1][2]
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AffiliationSanamahism (Meitei religion[3])
TextsSakok Lamlen[1]
Hinduism equivalentAnanta[5]

"Taoroinai" (Meitei: ꯇꯥꯎꯔꯣꯢꯅꯥꯢ, romanized: taau-roy-naay)(Old Manipuri: ꯇꯥꯎꯂꯣꯢꯅꯥꯢ, romanized: taau-loy-naay) is a serpentine dragon which lives in the moon in ancient Meitei mythology and religion.[6][7][2][4] The Shakok Lamlen mentions that the Kangla was constructed over the navel of the serpent god.[1] Legend says Pakhangba was brought from heaven as a nonglum (egg of clouds) by Taoroinai.[3][6] According to it's general features, it is said to be equivalent to the Ananta of Hindu mythology.[5]

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  2. 2.0 2.1 Lisam, Khomdan Singh (2011). Encyclopaedia Of Manipur (3 Vol. Gyan Publishing House. p. 578. ISBN 978-81-7835-864-2.
  3. 3.0 3.1 North East India History Association. Session (1989). Proceedings of North East India History Association. The Association.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Singh, Wahengbam Ibohal (1986). The History of Manipur: An early period. Manipur Commercial Company.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Singh, Moirangthem Kirti (1993). Folk Culture of Manipur. Manas Publications. ISBN 978-81-7049-063-0.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Page:Folk-lore - A Quarterly Review. Volume 24, 1913.djvu/439 - Wikisource, the free online library
  7. Dzuvichu, Lipokmar; Baruah, Manjeet (2017). Modern Practices in North East India: History, Culture, Representation. Taylor & Francis. p. 350. ISBN 978-1-351-27134-9.