Taung Pyinthe (Sithu I)

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Taung Pyinthe
တောင်ပြင်သည်
Queen of the Southern Palace
Tenure1112 – ?
Predecessor Thanbula as Chief Queen
Successor Ti Lawka Sanda Dewi as Chief Queen
Bornc. 1090s
Pagan (Bagan)
DiedPagan
Spouse Sithu I
IssueTaung Phya
Shwe Kyu
House Pagan
Religion Theravada Buddhism

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

The royal chronicles do not state her personal name or any other distinguishing titles. Based on her title as Queen of the Southern Palace, she technically should have been the chief queen but chronicles list her fourth in line behind queens Yadanabon, Ti Lawka Sanda Dewi and Yazakumari. [1] Chronicles also say that all four senior queens participated in Sithu's coronation ceremony [1] when traditionally only the chief queen would.

The queen and Sithu I had two daughters: Taung Phya and Shwe Kyu. [1] Her younger sister Khin U, a four-time widow and mother of four daughters, became a consort of Sithu I. [1] [2]

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 Hmannan Vol. 1 2003: 287
  2. Yazawin Thit Vol. 1 2012: 120

Bibliography

Taung Pyinthe (Sithu I)
Royal titles
Preceded by
Thanbula
as Chief Queen
Queen of the Southern Palace
1112 – ?
Succeeded by
Ti Lawka Sanda Dewi
as Chief Queen