Wakoklon Heelel Thilel Salai Amailon Pukok Puya

One of the oldest puyas

The Wakoklon Heelel Thilen Salai Amailon Pukok Puya, shortly known as the Wakoklon, is one of the oldest scriptures (puyas) in Sanamahism, the Meetei religion of Ancient Kangleipak (Antique Manipur). It is verified that it was written in 1398 BC (3400 years ago) by the National Archives, New Delhi.[1] The text is considered by the people and the Government of Manipur as the source of the Kanglei Eeyek (Meetei script).[2] The Wakoklon recommends only 18 letters to be used in the Meetei writing system.[3] One of the most important lines written in the text is "Konsen Tuleisengpa Sana Ee Mahi".[4] The text also mentions about the ancestral rituals to please the deities.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://paochelsalaitaret.net/puya/puyaproof.pdf
  2. Noni, Arambam; Sanatomba, Kangujam (2015-10-16). Colonialism and Resistance: Society and State in Manipur. Routledge. ISBN 978-1-317-27066-9.
  3. Borderlines. Binalakshmi Nepram. 2004.
  4. Devi, Nunglekpam Premi (2018-05-25). Short Essays on Women and Society: Manipuri Women through the Century. FSP Media Publications.
  5. Session, North East India History Association (1983). Proceedings of North East India History Association. The Association.

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