Samadon Ayangba

Flying winged horse in ancient Meitei Manipuri mythology and religion

"Samadon Ayangba" (Meitei: ꯁꯃꯗꯣꯟ ꯑꯌꯥꯡꯕ) is a mythical winged divine horse, and one of the most recognized creatures in Meitei Manipuri mythology.[1][2] It is created by Sanamahi and sent from the moon to charge attack on Pakhangba. Later, it became the stead of Marjing,[3][4] the god who invented the polo.[5] It is also termed as "Shamadon Ayangba" (Meitei: ꯁꯃꯗꯣꯟ ꯑꯌꯥꯡꯕ) or "Samaton Ayangpa" (Old Manipuri: ꯁꯃꯇꯣꯟ ꯑꯌꯥꯡꯄ) due to free variation of words in Meitei language.

Samadon Ayangba
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GroupingMythology
Sub groupingMeitei mythology (Manipuri mythology)
Similar entitiesKanglasha (Nongshaba), Manticore, Pegasus, Unicorn
Familyflying horse
FolkloreMeitei folklore (Manipuri folklore)
Other name(s)Shamadon Ayangba, Samaton Ayangpa, Shamaton Ayangpa
CountryIndia
RegionManipur

Samadon Ayangba is believed to be the ancestor of the present day Manipuri Horse.

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  1. Devi, Dr Yumlembam Gopi. Glimpses of Manipuri Culture. Lulu.com. ISBN 978-0-359-72919-7.
  2. Chandra, Yashaswini (2021-01-22). The Tale of the Horse: A History of India on Horseback. Pan Macmillan. ISBN 978-93-89109-92-4.
  3. Devi, Dr Yumlembam Gopi. Glimpses of Manipuri Culture. Lulu.com. ISBN 978-0-359-72919-7.
  4. Chandra, Yashaswini (2021-01-22). The Tale of the Horse: A History of India on Horseback. Pan Macmillan. ISBN 978-93-89109-92-4.
  5. "The Manipuri Lais". manipuri.itgo.com. Retrieved 2021-02-07.
  6. "Chords for HADA SAMADON AYANGBA _ Manipuri Folk Song by MANGK". chordu.com. Retrieved 2021-02-07.
  7. eMinor. "HADA SAMADON AYANGBA | MANGKA | Manipuri Channel". ReverbNation. Retrieved 2021-02-07.
  8. "The making of Hada Samaton Ayangba By M Ranjit". e-pao.net. Retrieved 2021-02-07.
  9. "Hada Samaton Ayangba Lyrics || Mangka || Sangai Festival 2014 دیدئو dideo". dideo - search and watch ultimate video. Retrieved 2021-02-07.

Meitei Manipuri Mythology & Folklore

Mythic Texts and Folktales:
Numit Kappa | Moirang Kangleirol | Moirang Shayon | Khamba Thoibi | Sandrembi Chaisra
Fungawari Singbul | Funga Wari
Divinities:
Maikei Ngaakpa Lais | Leimalel | Sanamahi
Emoinu | Panthoipi
Legendary Creatures:
Dragons | Helloi | Hingchabi | Keibu Keioiba | Khoirentak tiger | Samadon Ayangba | Uchek Langmeidong
Mythical and Sacred Places:
Lai Lamlen | Khamnung | Kangla | Mt. Koupalu | Nongmaiching Hills | Thangching Hills