Dhamma Dewi of Toungoo

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Dhamma Dewi
ဓမ္မဒေဝီ
Chief queen consort of Burma
Tenure 24 November 1530 – 30 April 1550
Predecessor Soe Min Hteik-Tin
Successor Khay Ma Naw
Atula Thiri Maha Yaza Dewi
Born c. 1514/15
Toungoo (Taungoo)
Died c. 1580s
Spouse Tabinshwehti
Issue Hanthawaddy Mibaya?
House Toungoo
Father Mingyi Swe
Mother Shin Myo Myat
Religion Theravada Buddhism

Dhamma Dewi (Burmese: ဓမ္မဒေဝီ, pronounced [dəma̰dèwì]) was one of three principal queens of King Tabinshwehti of Toungoo Dynasty and the elder sister of King Bayinnaung. She was born Khin Hpone Soe (ခင်ဘုန်းစိုး, [kʰɪ̀ɴ pʰóʊɴ só]), a commoner daughter of royal servants of Prince Tabinshwehti. In November 1530, the prince ascended to the throne as king, and raised her as one of his two principal queens.[1] The queen, who was at least a year older than the king, is said to have been the king's favorite until 1545 when the king raised Khay Ma Naw as his co-chief queen.[2]

She lived out her life in Toungoo (Taungoo), and was still alive in 1577. She attended the umbrella raising ceremony of the Maha Wizaya Pagoda by Bayinnaung in Pegu (Bago), which took place on 27 April 1577. Her brother then honored her in a separate ceremony.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sein Lwin Lay 2006: 127
  2. ^ Sein Lwin Lay 2006: 209–210
  3. ^ Maha Yazawin Vol. 3 2006: 61

Bibliography[edit]

  • Kala, U (1724). Maha Yazawin (in Burmese). 1–3 (2006, 4th printing ed.). Yangon: Ya-Pyei Publishing. 
  • Sein Lwin Lay, Kahtika U (1968). Mintaya Shwe Hti and Bayinnaung: Ketumadi Taungoo Yazawin (in Burmese) (2006, 2nd printing ed.). Yangon: Yan Aung Sarpay. 
Dhamma Dewi of Toungoo
Born: c. 1514 Died: c. 1580s
Royal titles
Preceded by
Soe Min Hteik-Tin
Chief queen consort of Burma
24 November 1530 – 30 April 1550
Succeeded by
Khay Ma Naw
Atula Thiri Maha Yaza Dewi