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Musical Instrument of Manipur (Chordophone, Membranophone, Idiophone, Aerophone).

Hainaba Leirammi, mitmangda uriba potlam khudingmak pukningda apamba pokpa yai,achumbadi khujok khara khaktani.Chahi lishing 2 henbagi asengba puwari leijarakliba leibak-khunnai asibu kalhounabagi kathokpa mityeng amadi wakhallonda thoidokpa asanba mityeng amadi wakhallonda sillam sintha pangnabagidamak leimaithaksida safongjarakhiba  ayiba khunnai Kangleipak Express na masigi leijariba khuthang lamjelna khwaidagi nouna pankhatchaba wareng yaifha nungaigi chayolsida Chumthang Media di website ta  lanthokchari.



Chayolsida lanthokchariba wareng asina maikei pangjaruriba hiram asi “Manipur State Museum gi  Musical Instrument Gallery” haibasidani.Handakta nouna hangdokhiba gallery asida musical instrument 73 thamli. Musical Instrument gallery chahi lishing 2 henbagi asengba puwari leijarakliba Manipur gi yaona enak khullaba eikhoigi puk-kei lan gei laktagi Manipur gi Musical Instrument thoidokna singthaningaini loinana puwarigi saruk ama oibaga loinana asengba yelhoumi oiriba Meitei amadi chingi tongan tonganba phurup singi punsi mahingda tatna yadraba mamal naidraba pot lam amani.


Asigumlaba mamal naidraba eikhoigi esei nongmaigi oiba khutsu khutlai sing Manipur State Museum gi pukkei ama oina yamna ningthijana thamduna mutkhidouraba musical instrument sing kalhounaba loukhatlakliba thourang asi thagatningai oiba achouba maipakpa khongthang amani.

Musical Instrument Gallery asida Manipur gi oiba instrument sing adudi:-

1)      Chordophone gi manung challibasing adudi Meitei Pena, Tangkhulgi Tingtelia, Kabuigi Rah or Labung, Aimolgi Sarangdar, Poumaigi Olobvii or Gogoo,  Gangtegi Goudak.

2)   Membranophone gi manung challibasing adudi Pung (Meitei Pung,Bangladesh Pung, langden, Zougi  Khong,Hmargi Vaikhong, Hmargi Khong,Komgi Khonche,Gangtegi Khong).

3)    Idiophone gi manung challibasing adudi Cymbal (Jhal,Meitei Kortal,Maibi Sarik),Gong (Mizo hi Dawlpa,Thadougi Dakpi,Mizo & Hmargi Darlu, Moyon & Monsang gi Mayangdar,Andro Panam Ningthou haraobada sijinnaba Khong.Poumaigi Jew’s Harp, Komgi Dangdur, Horn Beating, Koirengi Sekhi.

Aerophone gi manung challibasing adudi:-Meitei Moibung, Thadougi Gosem, Flute(Tangkhulgi Yengkahui,Meiteigi Basi,Meiteigi Toudri,Poumaigi pilli,lamkangi Relru ),

Horn(Poumaigi Hngakai)  Trumpet (Thadou Kukigi Pengun,Maogi Mashi Khebo,liangmeisgi Bamboo Bugle,Meitei Pangal gi Akhongbi,)


Pena is one of the most ancient bowing stringed musical instruments of the Meitei & Loi communities. This instruments is associated with Lai Haraoba festival as well as other religious observances on the one hand & as a medium of entertainment on the other  when professional singers used to entertain the people by playing on Pena while singing the songs  of local romance & heroism.

Pena consists of two main parts the bow & the part containing the resonator which are believed to represent male & female principles respectively. The resonator was made of bamboo rhizome earlier & it has now been replaced by coconut shell.

By. J.K CNS


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