ⓘ Thumleima


ⓘ Thumleima

"Noinu Thumleima", also known as "Thumkhong Lairembi", is the goddess and the female personification of the salt and the natural salt brines in Meitei mythology and religion. She is a sister of goddesses, Phouleima, Ngaleima and Ereima. She is worshipped by the people for the prosperity of salt, which is a main composition of diet for the mankind.

She is considered to be the concubine of Pakhangba, the royal deity.


1. In popular culture

  • "Phouoibi, the rice goddess", a bailad opera, was performed by the Laihui Ensemble in 2009, based on the mythical saga of the goddess and her sisters.
  • "Phouoibi Shayon", a 2017 mythology based Manipuri language feature movie was released, based on the story of goddess Thumleima and her sister Phouoibi.