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Chief queen consort of Burma
Tenurec. 1100s–1112
Predecessor Apeyadana
Successor Yadanabon
Bornc. 1060s
Pagan (Bagan)
Spouse Kyansittha
Issue Yazakumar
House Pagan
Religion Theravada Buddhism

Thanbula (Burmese : သမ္ဘူလ, pronounced  [θàɴbùla̰] ; Trilokavatamsika, U Sauk Pan, or Sambhula, also spelled Thambula) was a chief queen consort of King Kyansittha of the Pagan Dynasty of Burma (Myanmar). She met Kyansittha while he was in exile at Kyaungbyu, and later gave birth to Yazakumar. Kyansittha went back to Bagan (Pagan), and later became king. She found out about it only years later, and showed up at the palace gate with their son. By then Kyansittha, thinking he did not have a male heir, had already anointed his grandson Alaungsithu the heir apparent. Kyansittha made her his chief queen with the title Usaukpan and Yazakumar the titular lord of North Arakan and Seven Hill Tracts. [1] [2] [3] :156

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  1. Harvey 1925: 39–40
  2. Hmannan Vol. 1 2003: 279
  3. Coedès, George (1968). Walter F. Vella (ed.). The Indianized States of Southeast Asia. trans.Susan Brown Cowing. University of Hawaii Press. ISBN   978-0-8248-0368-1.


Born:c. 1060s
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Chief queen consort of Burma
c. 1100s–1112
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