Hanuman and Mahabali temple
Sri Hanuman Thakur Temple is a highly revered shrine of Lord Hanuman, located in Imphal, the capital city of Manipur. It stands on the banks of the Imphal River among the groves, Mahabali forest. The temple enshrines a beautiful idol of Lord Hanuman in human form. The idol is carved out on a big slab of stone. The temple is believed to have been built by King Garib Niwaj in 1725. It conforms to the hut-type of Bengal style. The mandapam located in front of the temple has shadowed the structure of the main temple. Covered with a dome shaped hemi-spherical structure, the sanctum cube is raised as a rectangular structure up to roof. A double lotus in a criss-cross pattern rests at the top of the roof. Kalasas are placed over the crown. Above the kalasas, there is a vase which holds pinnacle with Nilchakra. Shri Hanuman Thakur Temple is stands as a memento of the Ramanandi cult of Hinduism in Manipur. It is the only temple which was built during the period of Garib Niwaj.