Sanda Min Hla Mwei It (Burmese: စန္ဒာမင်းလှ မွေ့အစ်, pronounced [sàɴdà mɪ́ɴ l̥a̰ mwḛ ʔɪʔ]; c. 1340s–c. 1365) was a principal queen consort of King Binnya U of Martaban–Hanthawaddy. She may have been Binnya U's first chief queen consort.
|Sanda Min Hla II |
|Chief Queen of Martaban|
|Tenure||1348 – c. 1365|
|Predecessor||Sanda Min Hla|
|Successor||Hnin An Daung?|
|Spouse||Binnya U (1348–c. 1365)|
Born Mwei It, the future queen was the eldest daughter of Minister Than-Bon of the Martaban court. She and her two younger sisters Mwei Kaw and Mwei Zeik became queens of Binnya U soon after his accession. Their youngest sister Mwei Daw later became a wife of Binnya U about five years later. She may have been the king's first chief queen consort.[note 1]
The queen did not have any issue. She raised her nephew Ma Nyi Kan-Kaung (son of Mwei Daw and Min Linka) as her own son. She died in Donwun in the mid 1360s a few years after Binnya U had been driven out of Martaban by the rebel forces led by Byattaba. Her request to Binnya U on her death bed was not to harm Nyi Kan-Kaung; she died soon after the king agreed to her wish. The king kept his promise. In the early 1370s, the king appointed Nyi Kan-Kaung, who was also his nephew, governor of Dala–Twante.
- ^ The Razadarit Ayedawbon chronicle does not explicitly state the chief queen consort of Binnya U. However, based on the chronicle's ordering of queens and their issue (Pan Hla 2005: 47), and her title Sanda Min Hla which was last worn by Queen Sanda Min Hla, the chief queen of three Martaban kings, she was likely the first chief queen.
- Pan Hla, Nai (1968). Razadarit Ayedawbon (in Burmese) (8th printing, 2005 ed.). Yangon: Armanthit Sarpay.