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Khuman Pokpa
Apokpa (Ancestor God) of the Khuman clan
God of Darkness
Member of Mangang Luwang Khuman
Other names Khuman Apokpa, Khuman Sidaba, Khuman Sitapa
Meitei ꯈꯨꯃꯟ ꯄꯣꯛꯄ
Affiliation Meitei religion (Sanamahism)
Major cult centre Khuman kingdom
Predecessor Pakhangpa
Colour Black
Gender Male
Ethnic group Meitei ethnicity
Festivals Lai Haraoba
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Consort Khuman Pokpi (Khuman Apokpi)
Siblings Mangang Apokpa, Luwang Apokpa
Dynasty Khuman dynasty
Greek equivalent Erebus
Roman equivalent Scotus

"Khuman Pokpa" (Meitei: ꯈꯨꯃꯟ ꯄꯣꯛꯄ ), also spelt as "Khuman Apokpa" (Meitei: ꯈꯨꯃꯟ ꯑꯄꯣꯛꯄ ), is the Apokpa (ancestral deity) of the Khuman clan. He is regarded as the progenitor god of the Khuman dynasty. He is one of the three members of the Mangang Luwang Khuman in Meitei mythology and religion. Among many, one of his foremost pantheons is located in Mayang Imphal, the ancient capital of the Khuman kingdom. In ancient times, village people used to worship the God to get blessings of good health and prosperity.

The religious festival of Lai Haraoba dedicated to Khuman Pokpa in the land of Karang Island, is celebrated for ten conscutive days.

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