Manipur Kings and Their Reigns

Wahengbam Ibohal Singh, in History of Manipur tries to redate the Manipuri kings, a more rational effort as compared to the traditional account based on Cheitarol Kumbaba. The main points are below.

  1. Ibohal Singh bases his dates on the founding of Chandrabda – 789 AD and the fact that Imphal valley is populated no earlier than 800 AD.
  2. Traditional accounts consider Nongta Larien Pakhangba, the first ruler of Manipur married Laisna, who accompanied Poireiton. However, Ibohal Singh attributes Pakhangba as a dynastic change.
  3. This is partly because Naothingkhong was ruling during Samlungfa’s invasion of the general area from East, a hint that Sukhapha hasn’t reached Assam yet. A backward interpolation any older than that seems impractical.
Traditional Wahengbam Ibohal Singh
King Start End Start End
1 Poireiton 810 850
2 Tabung 850 890
3 Pangminaba 890 905
4 Khunthiha 905 930
5 Luwang Punshiba 930 980
1 Pakhangba 33 154 980 1020
2 Khuiyoi Tompok 154 264 1020 1055
3 Taothingmaug 264 364 1055 1075
4 Khui Ningomba 364 379 1075 1092
5 Pengshiba 379 394 1092 1115
6 Kaokhangba 394 411 1115 1133
7 Naokhamba 411 428 1133 1110
8 Naophangba 428 518 1140 1171
9 Sameirang 518 568 1171 1190
10 Ura Konthouba 568 658 1190 1215
11 Naothingkhong 663 763 1215 1260
12 Khongtekcha 763 773 1250 1260
13 Keirencha 784 799 1271 1276
14 Yarba 799 821 1276 1278
15 Ayangba 821 910 1278 1281
16 Ningthoucheng 910 949 1281 1290
17 Chenglei Ipan Lanthaba 949 969 1290 1294
18 Yanglou Keipliaba 969 984 1294 1296
19 Irengba 984 1074 1296 1310
20 Lolyumba 1074 1112 1310 1336
21 Loitongba 1122 1150 1336 1346
22 Aton Yoiremba 1150 1163 1346 1347
23 Iwanthaba 1163 1195 1347 1353
24 Thawaathaba 1195 1231 1353 1356
25 Chingthang Lanthaba 1231 1242 1356 1358
26 Thingbai Shelhongba 1242 1247 1358 1360
27 Puranthaba 1247 1263 1360 1362
28 Khumomba 1263 1278 1362 1370
29 Moiramba 1278 1302 1370 1381
30 Thangbi Lanthaba 1302 1324 1381 1391
31 Kongyamba 1324 1335 1391 1398
32 Telheiba 1335 1355 1398 1401
33 Tonaba 1355 1359 1401 1403
34 Tabungba 1339 1394 1403 1415
35 Lairenba 1394 1399 1415 1419
36 Punsiba 1404 1432 1424 1437
37 Ningthoukhomba 1432 1467 1437 1467
38 Kyamba 1467 1508 1467 1508
39 Koiremba 1508 1512 1508 1512
40 Lam Kiyamba 1512 1523 1512 1523
41 Nongyinphaba 1523 1524 1523 1524
42 Kambomba 1524 1542 1524 1542
43 Tangjamba 1542 1545 1542 1545
44 Challamba 1545 1562 1545 1562
45 Mungyangba 1562 1597 1562 1597
46 Khagemba 1597 1652 1597 1652
47 Khunjaoba 1652 1666 1652 1666
48 Paikhomba 1666 1697 1666 1697
49 Charairongba 1697 1709 1697 1709
50 Pamheiba(Garib Niwaz) 1709 1748 1709 1748
51 Chit Shah 1748 1752 1748 1752
52 Bharat Shah 1752 1753 1752 1753
53 Maramba 1753 1759 1753 1759
54 Chingthangkhomba(Jai Singh) 1759 1762 1759 1762
55 Maramba 1762 1763 1762 1763
56 Chingthangkhomba(Jai Singh) 1763 1798 1763 1798
57 Labanyachandra 1798 1801 1798 1801
58 Madhuchandra 1801 1803 1801 1803
59 Chourjit 1803 1813 1803 1813
60 Marjit 1813 1819 1813 1819
61 Takuningthou (Herachandra) 1819 1819 Burmese Rule
62 Yumjaotaba 1820 1820 Burmese Rule
63 Gambhir Singh 1821 1821 Burmese Rule
64 Jai Singh 1822 1822 Burmese Rule
65 Jadu Singh (Nongpok Chinslenkhomba) 1823 1823 Burmese Rule
66 Raghab Singh 1823 1824 Burmese Rule
67 Nongchup Lamgaingamba (Bhadrasing) 1824 1825 Burmese Rule
68 Gambhir Singh (Chinglen Nongdrenkhomba) 1825 1834 1825 1834
69 Chandrakirti (Ningthem Pishak) 1834 1844 1834 1844
70 Nara Singh 1844 1850 1844 1850
71 Debendra 1850 1850 1850 1850
72 Chandrakirti 1850 1886 1850 1886
73 Surchandra 1886 1890 1886 1890
74 Kulachandra 1890 1891 1890 1891
75 Churachand Singh 1891 1941 Not in list
76 Bodhchandra Singh 1941 1955 Not in list

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