Meitei God
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Sanamahi (Meitei: ꯁꯅꯥꯃꯍꯤ) is a primordial god in Meitei mythology and religion.[2] He is the deity of the household,[3] whose identity is often associated with the "Sun God" (Kolouhanpa).[2] He is the eldest son of Atingkok, the supreme creator god of the universe.[4][5] He is often bestowed with the title Lainingthou, for being the ruler of the human household.

Caretaker and Protector God of Human Households
Member of Lainingthous and Imung Lais
Lainingthou Sanamahi (Asheeba) riding a tiger going to circumambulate the world 7 times as asked by the Heavenly Father Salailen (alias Atiya)
Other names
  • Lainingthou Sanamahi
  • Asheeba
AffiliationMeitei mythology (Manipuri mythology) and Meitei religion (Sanamahism)
AbodeSanamahi Kachin (Lainingthou Kachin)
AnimalsSamaton Ayangpa, Tiger
RegionAncient Kangleipak (Antique Manipur)
Ethnic groupMeitei ethnicity
FestivalsCheiraoba, Sanamahi Ahong Khong Chingba
Personal information
ConsortChingchaloipi (Chingcharoibi)[1]


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