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On The Old Issues Of  Lamyanba
   P. Arjun Singh
   Phd student (Sociology),
   University of Pune,India.


I came across the following interesting findings by Dr. Oinam Bhogewsor Singh*(Sahityakar), Chingamakha Liwa Maibam Leikai. In one of his writings about the ancient Meiteis, there seemed to have three different types of eras (Yugs) associated with their respective religion names of the then Meiteis. During these different Yugs, the Meitei religions had been known under different names as the followings:
 
 
Yugs Religion Names
HAYICHAK AREPPA
HAYACHAK  ACHUMBA
LANGBACHAK PAKHANGBA

After these Yugs, since the days of the then Manipuri King (Meitei
Ningthou) Khagemba, the name of the religion of this land was started to
be known as Sanamahi Dharma.

* This is quoted from the Manipuri old Magazine Lamyanba edited by N.K.  Sanajaoba, pub PANMYL (Pan Manipuri Youth League), 1st October 1969, page 35.



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