Thiri Thudhamma Thingaha

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The Thiri Thudhamma Thingaha or the Order of Thiri Thudhamma (Burmese: သီရိသုဓမ္မာသင်္ဂဟ; lit. the Most Glorious Order of Truth) was the highest Burmese commendation during the AFPFL era.[1] In that day, Burmese orders could be also used as titles. Thiri Thudhamma Thingaha was founded on 2 September 1948. It is awarded in three classes:

  1. Agga Maha Thiri Thudhamma – Grand Commander
  2. Sado Thiri Thudhamma – Grand Officer
  3. Maha Thiri Thudhamma – Companion

The first class consisted of a gold braided salwe worn over the right shoulder and across the breast with two badges of the order appended in the front, and also a large gold enamelled breast star. The second class consisted a single, breast star similar to the first class but smaller. Third class was a badge, worn from a ribbon around the neck. Generally speaking, the first class was conferred to the Head of State of the Union of Burma (1948–1962) and the Heads of State and Heads of Governments from other countries.

Some recipients of the Order are:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Burma Dept. of Information and Broadcasting. Burma. Director of Information, Union of Burma. pp. 4–6. Retrieved 2008-11-03. 
  2. ^ Ziegler, Philip (1989). From Shore to Shore. Collins. pp. 17–18. ISBN 978-0-00-217606-4. Retrieved 2008-11-03. 
  3. ^ Royal Ark