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Lord Thangjing and his consort goddess Ayangleima.
Khuman Khamba and Moirang Thoibi performing a devotional dance before the pantheon of Lord Thangjing Temple in Ancient Moirang.

"Thangjing" (Meitei: ꯊꯥꯡꯖꯤꯡ), originally spelt as "Thangching"[1] (Meitei: ꯊꯥꯡꯆꯤꯡ), is a primordial deity in Meitei mythology and religion. He is the Guardian of the South West direction.[2] He is the presiding deity of Ancient Moirang, a province in Ancient Manipur,[3] where he rules at supreme on the banks of the Loktak lake.[4][5][6] Two of his greatest pantheons are the Thangching Temple and the Thangching Hill. Legend says that Thangjing made goddess Phouoibi to incarnate in a human birth in Keke Moirang to prosper the human civilization.[7]

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Progenitor of the Moirang clan
Member of Divine polo players
ꯏꯄꯨꯊꯧ ꯊꯥꯡꯆꯤꯡ ꯑꯃꯁꯨꯡ ꯃꯍꯥꯛꯀꯤ ꯅꯨꯄꯤ.jpg
Other namesThangching
AffiliationMaikei Ngaakpa Lai, Meitei religion (Sanamahism)
Major cult centreAncient Moirang
AbodesHeaven and Earth
WeaponPolo stick
AnimalsWhite tiger and horse
MountWhite tiger
TextsMoirang Ningthourol Lambuba
RegionAncient Moirang
Ethnic groupMeitei ethnicity
FestivalsLai Haraoba
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ConsortsAyangleima Ahal, Ayangleima Atompi
DynastyMoirang dynasty

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