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King Narapati Sithu

Ruling Years : A.D (1165 - 1211)

King Narapati Sithu was the son of King Narathu and Queen Myaut Pyin The. It is said that he had a sister but was not very much well known. King Narapati Sithu's queens were Taung Pyin The, Wailuwaddi, U Sauk Pan, Saw Sanay, Pan Yin, Daughter of the Gardener.

Queen Taung Pyin The was the great granddaughter of the famous knight Nyaung U Phee during the time of King Anawrahta. She had three children. Queen Wailuwaddi was the most popular among King Narapati Sithu's queens. She was a simple village girl sent as the bride for the King from Myin Sai. When King Narapati Sithu saw her first as a village girl, he did not accepted her and gave her to his brother Zeya Thura. But then she was polished and became a beautiful princess. King Narapati Sithu came to know about her beauty and sent his brother to war. Finally, he took her back as his queen. She had a son called Zeya Thu. Queen U Sauk Pan had three children, Yazathu, Pyanchi and Kinkathu.

Queen Saw Sanay four daughters, Shwe Ein The, See Khone The, Kyaung Taw The and Min Shew Chuu. Queen Pan Yin had no children. The Daughter of the Gardener was not known by her exact name. She was the one who took care of King Narapati Sithu while he was in bad health. She had a son called Nadaung Myar. King Narapati Sithu constructed dams for the cultivation. The people of Bagan became more civilized at that time. He was also able to overcome many other regions around and expanded his empire. The Sulamani Pagoda was constructed and donated by King Narapati Sithu in A.D 1183. He also built the Thanpyin Taung Pagoda and Gawdawpalin Pagoda. He also reconstructed the Palace of Bagan.




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