Meitei architecture

Architecture of the Meitei people of Manipur Kingdom

"Meitei architecture" or "Manipuri architecture" is the architecture, produced by the Meitei ethnicity in Ancient Manipur from the middle of the fifteenth century BC.[1]

The architecture of Iputhou Pakhangba Laishang inside the Kangla.
The architecture of the Inner Entrance Gate, along with the statues of a pair of Kanglashas, the dragon lions, inside the Kangla, the old metropolis of Ancient Manipur.

The major architectural designs and styles include traditional Meitei Yumjao (lit. Large House),[2][3] Sanglen (lit. Public House) and others.[1]

  1. Meitei temples
  2. Kangla
  3. Iputhou Pakhangba Laishang
  4. Sana Konung
  5. Langthabal Konung
  6. Bihu Loukon

Further reading




Journal of Higher Education. 1989. Proceedings of North East India History Association. 2000. 101 Pilgrimages. 2006. ISBN 9788189449032. Singh, Moirangthem Kirti (1980). Religious Developments in Manipur in the 18th and 19th Centuries. Jhalajit Singh, R. K. (1975). Manipur. Kunjeswori Devi, L. (2003). Archaeology in Manipur. ISBN 9788185891187.