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Other names Thumkhong Lairembi
Affiliation Sanamahism (Meitei religion)
Texts PuYa
Festivals Lai Haraoba
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Siblings Phouleima, Ngaleima and Ireima
Greek equivalent Amphitrite
Roman equivalent Salacia
Hinduism equivalent Lakshmi

"Thumleima" (Lua error in Module:Unicode_data at line 15: attempt to call field 'length' (a nil value).) is the goddess and the female personification of the salt and the natural salt brines in Manipuri 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.

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.
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