Taung Pyinthe (Narathu)

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Taung Pyinthe
Chief Queen Consort of Burma
Tenure1167 – 1171
Predecessor Ti Lawka Sanda Dewi
Successor Min Aung Myat
Spouse Narathu
House Pagan
Religion Theravada Buddhism

Taung Pyinthe (Burmese : တောင်ပြင်သည်, pronounced  [tàʊɴ bjìɴ ðɛ̀] ; lit. "Queen of the Southern Palace") was the chief queen consort of King Narathu of the Pagan Dynasty of Myanmar (Burma).

Her existence is inferred. None of the main chronicles has a record of the names of the queens of Narathu. The Yazawin Thit chronicle explicitly says no records of Narathu's queens could be found. [1] Yazawin Thit and Hmannan Yazawin [2] mention only that Naratheinkha and Sithu II had the same mother. Per Than Tun, their mother was the North Queen. [3] It means there was a South Queen.

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  1. Yazawin Thit Vol. 1 2012: 122
  2. Hmannan Vol. 1 2003: 312
  3. Yazawin Thit Vol. 1 2012: 124, footnote 2, citing Than Tun


Taung Pyinthe (Narathu)
Royal titles
Preceded by
Ti Lawka Sanda Dewi
Chief Queen Consort of Burma
1167 – 1171
Succeeded by
Min Aung Myat