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ⓘ Thongak Lairembi




                                     

ⓘ Thongak Lairembi

"Thongak Lairembi", also known as "Langol Lairemma", is a primordial goddess in Meitei mythology and religion. She is the divine female personification of the death, who guards the door of the entrance to the underworld, which is the land of the death, ruled by her consort, Thongalel. Legend says she gets departed from her husband when Thongalel was lost in the battle between the gods of the underworld and those of the upper world, in the hands of Salailen Sidaba. The winner asked the goddess, who is the wife of the loser, to be the gatekeeper of the entrance gate to the underworld, and for Thongalel, he gave him Khamnung Kikoi Louonbi, in return.