Nongshaba (Meitei: ꯅꯣꯡꯁꯥꯕ, romanized: nong-shaa-ba, lit. 'Lion God'), also known as Kanglasha (Old Manipuri: ꯀꯪꯂꯥꯁꯥ, romanized: kang-laa-shaa, lit. 'Dragon of the Kangla'), is a primordial dragon lion god in Meitei mythology and religion of Ancient Manipur (Antique Kangleipak). He is a son of Atingkok, the Supreme Creator God, and an old member of the Umang Lais (Sylvan deities) in the religion. A pair of two gigantic figures of the creature, is standing inside the Kangla, the foremost capital city of Ancient Manipur.
Destruction of the structuresEdit
Rebuilding of the structuresEdit
Under the supervision of the Government of Manipur, the structures of the dragons were reconstructed in the first decade of the 21st century AD.
In State EmblemEdit
Kanglasha is regarded as a sacred creature. So, he is included in the Emblem of the Government of Manipur.