|Yadanabon I |
|Chief queen consort of Burma|
|Tenure||1112 – c. 1150s|
|Successor||Ti Lawka Sanda Dewi|
|Issue||Min Shin Saw|
Yadanabon (Burmese : ရတနာပုံ, pronounced [jədənàbòʊɴ] ) was the first chief queen consort of King Sithu I of Pagan Dynasty of Burma (Myanmar). The queen was the mother of Crown Prince Min Shin Saw. She was still alive in 1151/52 (513 ME) when she successfully persuaded her husband to change the prison sentence for Min Shin Saw to an exile. The queen apparently did not outlive her husband; according to the royal chronicles, she was succeeded as chief queen (Usaukpan) by Ti Lawka Sanda Dewi.
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Yadanabon I of PaganBorn:c. 1090s Died:c. 1150s
as Chief Queen
| Chief queen consort of Burma and Queen of the Northern Palace |
Ti Lawka Sanda Dewi
as Chief Queen
as Queen of the Northern Palace
Myauk Pyinthe (Narathu)
as Queen of the Northern Palace