Meitei calendar

The Meitei calendar or Manipuri calendar or Kangleipak calendar or Maliyapham Palcha Kumshing is a lunar and sidereal calendar used by the Meitei people of Manipur for their religious as well as agricultural activities. The calendar was first developed by Emperor Maliya Phampalcha, in the year 1398 BC in the kingdom of Kangleipak in present day Manipur. Similar to Georgian calendar, the Meitei calendar also consists of twelve months and seven days.[1][2]

Days[]

Meitei Romanisation English equivalent
ꯅꯣꯡꯃꯥꯏꯖꯤꯡ Nongmaijing Sunday
ꯅꯤꯡꯊꯧꯀꯥꯕ Ningthoukaba Monday
ꯂꯩꯄꯥꯛꯄꯣꯛꯄ Leipakpokpa Tuesday
ꯌꯨꯝꯁꯀꯩꯁ Yumsakeisa Wednesday
ꯁꯒꯣꯜꯁꯦꯟ Sagolsen Thursday
ꯏꯔꯥꯢ Eerai Friday
ꯊꯥꯡꯖ Thangja Saturday

Months[]

Meitei Romanization ENGLISH
ꯋꯥꯛꯆꯤꯡ Wakching

Jan-Feb

ꯐꯥꯢꯔꯦꯜ Fairel Feb-Mar
ꯂꯝꯇꯥ Lamta Mar-Apr
ꯁꯖꯤꯕꯨ Sajibu Apr-May
ꯀꯥꯂꯦꯟ Kalen May-Jun
ꯏꯉꯥ Eenga Jun-Jul
ꯏꯉꯦꯟ Eengen Jul-Aug
ꯊꯧꯋꯥꯟ Thouwan Aug-Sept
ꯂꯥꯡꯕꯟ Langban Sept-Oct
ꯃꯦꯔꯥ Mera Oct-Nov
ꯍꯤꯌꯥꯡꯀꯩ Heeyangkei Nov-Dec
ꯄꯣꯢꯅꯨ Poinu Dec-Jan

Important days[]

Preservation[]

There is a society which preserves the traditional calendar of Manipur.[3][4]

References[]

  1. ^ "Names of 12 months of Kangleipak concepts and significances". e-pao.net.
  2. ^ "Nanao Meetei Calendar 2015 2016 In Meitei Mayek 201504". e-pao.net.
  3. ^ "SEACO celebrates its 9th foundation day : 06th aug19 ~ E-Pao! Headlines". e-pao.net.
  4. ^ "Kangleipak Calendar Board anniv held : 21st may14 ~ E-Pao! Headlines". e-pao.net.