Nongpok Ningthou

Guardian God of the East in Meitei Manipuri mythology and religion

"Nongpok Ningthou" is a primordial deity in Meitei mythology and religion. He is the presiding deity of the eastern direction.[1] Legend says Nongpok Ningthou and Panthoibi got united, in the Nongmaiching hills (Langmai hills),[2][3] and later venerated as the civilization giving deities in the Meitei religion.[4][5]

Nongpok Ningthou
Divine King of the East
Member of Primordial deities
Other namesKainou Chingsompa Apanpa
AffiliationMeitei religion (Sanamahism)
AbodeNongmaiching hills (Langmai hills)
WeaponSpear
ComplexionFair
TextsPanthoibi Khongul
GenderMale
Ethnic groupMeitei ethnicity
FestivalsLai Haraoba
ConsortPanthoibi
Equivalents
Hinduism equivalentShiva

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