Saw Ahlwan of Pagan

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Saw Ahlwan
စောအလွှမ်း
Queen of the Central Palace
Tenure1174 – c. 1190s
Predecessor Ti Lawka Sanda Dewi
Successor Wadanthika
Bornc. 1140s
Pagan (Bagan)
Diedc. 1190s
Pagan
Spouse Naratheinkha (c. 1160s–1174)
Sithu II (1174–90s?)
IssueThatti-Kami
House Pagan
FatherYazathu
MotherEindawthe
Religion Theravada Buddhism

Saw Ahlwan (Burmese : စောအလွှမ်း, pronounced  [sɔ́ ʔə l̥wáɴ] ; also known as Ale Pyinthe ("Queen of the Central Palace")) was a queen consort of kings Naratheinkha and Sithu II of the Pagan Dynasty of Myanmar (Burma). [1]

The queen was the elder of the two daughters of Yazathu and Eindawthe, niece of queens Taung Pyinthe and Khin U. [2] [3] [4] Chronicles simply refer to her as Ale Pyinthe ("Queen of the Central Palace") [2] [4] but according to an inscription from Sithu II's reign, her title or personal name appears to be Saw Ahlwan (or Saw Hteikhta (စောထိပ်ထား) in modern Burmese). [5] She had a daughter named Thatti-Kami with Sithu II. [5] She died during the reign of Sithu II (after the death of Queen Weluwaddy in 1186), and was succeeded by another queen as the Queen of the Central Palace. [6]

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References

  1. Hmannan Vol. 1 2003: 312, 317
  2. 1 2 Maha Yazawin Vol. 1 2006: 207
  3. Yazawin Thit Vol. 1 2012: 124
  4. 1 2 Hmannan Vol. 1 2003: 312
  5. 1 2 Than Tun 1964: 129
  6. Yazawin Thit Vol. 1 2012: 133

Bibliography

Saw Ahlwan of Pagan
Royal titles
Preceded by
Ti Lawka Sanda Dewi
Queen of the Central Palace
1171 – c. 1190s
Succeeded by
Wadanthika