PANAM NINGTHOU TEMPLE
Andro, Imphal East District |Distance from Imphal 26 km.
The ancient village of Andro holds a unique cultural heritage. The villagers have maintained a centuries-old tradition of continuously burning fire, which is considered the oldest man-made fire in India. This sacred flame is housed at the Panam Ningthou Temple, under the watchful care of temple authorities. This temple, with its rich religious significance, and the village’s distinctive architecture, attract heritage tourism enthusiasts. These visitors not only contribute to the local economy but also foster cultural understanding and appreciation. The Panam Ningthou Temple offers a comprehensive insight into Manipur’s diverse cultural heritage. Within the temple compound, a historically significant inscribed stone stands erected by a Manipuri King during the catastrophic Seven Years Devastation. This valuable artifact requires proper preservation, which is diligently undertaken by the community at the village. By maintaining and showcasing such treasures, the villagers of Andro ensure the continuity of their unique cultural legacy and provide a valuable learning experience for tourists.