Nestled on the banks of the pristine River Imphal, Hanuman Thakur Temple is one of the most visited shrines in the city. The temple is set amidst charming and verdant trees of the Mahabali forest, and is dedicated to Lord Hanuman. In front of the temple is a mandapa which somewhat shadows the main temple structure. The temple was initially made with bricks and later, a cement coating was applied to the entire structure. The temple is built in typical Bengal style of architecture and its hut-type structure is reminiscent of the spread of the Ramanandi cult of Hinduism in Manipur. Its construction was commissioned by the ruler of Manipur, Garib Niwaj, in 1725. It is said that the Ramanandi cult, which flourished under King Garib Niwaj, disappeared after his death.

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