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Second last old capital city “Amarapura” VI

(Continued from previous article on 22-11-2014)
(15)    Barges, Kattu, Lwan Kyin and other boats carrying the green standard of the Let Ya Win Taw, war drums, war gongs, 6 big cannons, gold shields, gold hlwars, gold kas, Mone Lancers, Kaung Han troopers, Natsu Let wei gunners, Let Ya Win Phone Taw Pyit gunners, totaling over one thousand in strength, with Mingyi Maha Min Hla Htin the commander of Letya Win Taw in charge, Win Sachi Nay Myo Ye Htin Kyaw as Sitke, Win Sayay Shwe Taung Ye Htin as Na Khan, Daing Sayay Shwe Taung Ye Thu and Shwe Taung Kyaw Htin as Tatyays.
(16)    Barges, Kattu, Lwan Kyin and other boats carrying Hluttaw Troops with Win Shin Taw, Yaw Myosa, Wungyi Thado Min Gyi Maha Min Khaung, Kaung Tong Myosa Wungyi Thado Atula Mingyi Bandu Kyaw, Myawaddy Myosa Wungyi Thado Min Hla Min Khaung, Wundauk Thoneze Kinsa Min Gyi Min Hla Thiha Thu, Mingyi Maha Thiha Thu, Na Khan, Sayeygyi Ameinttaw yey, Ahmartaw yey, Athone Sayey, Away Yauk Hluttaw officers.
(17)    Barges, Kattu, Lwan Kyin and other boats carrying Thuye Gyi standard, Ye Takhun standard, Win Hmat standard, war drums, war gongs, gold shields, gold hlwars, gold kas, Thwe Thauk Lat, Inner and outer, Lay Se Taw, Nga Se Taw, Thwe Thauk Su with Thu Ye Gyi Nay Myo Ye Htin Kyaw Thu as Tathmu, Nay Myo Thiha Kyaw Thu as Sitke.
(18)    Barges, rafts, and boats carrying gold ribboned canes of lictors, gold bows, Mogyo swordsmen,  Min Wun Kalupyo warriors, Shwe pan gold swordsmen, Mingalar drum, Han Lin drum, attendants of royal elephant, two royal elephants and attendants, Ney Myo Zeya Nawrahta, royal steed, the horses of the royal carriage, officers in the charge of Ney Myo Thiri Kyaw Htin, equerries Ney Myo Let Wei Patey, Ney Myo Letya Patey, the spired royal coach, the royal coach with white umbrella and attendants.
(19)    Sampans and barges carrying inner body guards with clubs and guns, Thint Seint Banyunna gunners, 4 Htee Lin, 4 Min Ywa, Natsu Letya gunners, Left Line gunners, Right Line gunners, Lin Zin gunners, Left and Right gold lancers, Alone Reserve gunners, Rear gunners, North Marabin gunners, South 150 gunners, North 150 gunners, Alone South Dawei gunners, Alone North Dawei gunners, Bigyet Let Swe, Paline Letswe, Nan U gunners, officers in the charge of Minister of Gunnery Mingyi Maha Zeya Thura as Tathmu, Ney Myo Thu Rein as Sitke, Nay Myo Bala Kyaw Thu as Na Khan, Ye Htin Aung and Ye Khaung Nawrahta as Tatyeys.
(20)  Four royal boats rowed with gold oars, namely Thara Beikman, Tharaka, E-kin, Kama-kaw carrying pioneer royal drums, vanguarded Royal Ratana Barge.
(21)    Three Hlaw Ka Taw Gyi boats namely Pyi Lone Aunt, Ywe Gyi and Let Thit each with a golden spired pavilion and a white umbrella followed behind the Royal Barge.
(22)    Let Ywe Gyi Hlaw Ka Taw boats carrying Ratana Palanquin with a white umbrella and Yetma fan pioneered the Royal Barge.
(23)    Lin Zin Hlaw Ka Taw boats carrying musical instruments and instrumentalists.
(24)    On either side of Royal Ratana gold Barge are Hlaw Ka Taw boats carrying Maha Thataru Zeya cannons, and Khant Taing Yauk cannons.
(25)    The Royal Ratana gold Barge “Pyi Kyi Mun” bearing His Majesty King Thayawaddy, 8 royal gold boats pulled it. The royal heralds and Atwin Wuns were in charge.
(26)    Karaweik royal gold Barge, bearing the chief queen. Six Ywe Taw Let Pyi boats pulled it.
(27)    The barge carrying the chief queen’s treasures and paraphernalia.
(28)    Royal Sampan bearing royal daughter Princess Thiripawaratiloka Ratana Mingala Dewi and the barge carrying her treasures and paraphernalia.
(29)    Royal Sampan bearing sister princess Pathein and the barge carrying her treasure and paraphernalia.
(30)    Sampan bearing royal sister Princess Yamethin and the barge carrying her treasure and paraphernalia.
(31)    Royal Sampan bearing Queen of the North Palace and the barge carrying her treasure and paraphernalia.
(32)    Royal Sampan bearing Queen of the Middle Palace and the barge carrying her treasure and paraphernalia.
(33)    Royal Sampan bearing Queen of the West Palace and the daughter princess Hlaing and the barge carrying their treasures and paraphernalia.
(34)    Royal Sampan bearing Princess Min Khin and the barge carrying her treasures and paraphernalia.
(35)    Royal Sampan bearing Princess Bhamaw, and the barge carrying her treasures and paraphernalia.
(36)    Royal Sampan bearing the Queen of the South Apartment, Myosa of Kyauk Maw, and the barge carrying her treasures and paraphernalia.
(37)    Royal Sampan bearing the Queen of the North Apartment, Myosa of Ka-naung, and the daughters Princess Pintale and Princess Yin Ke and the barge carrying their treasures and paraphernalia.
(38)    The barges and boats bearing concubine, artists and dancers.
(39)    Barges, boats and Kattus bearing Anauk Wun Minister Maha Min Hla Thu Rein, Maha Min Hla Kyaw and officials of the Anauk Yon Taw.
(40)    Royal ships carrying treasures of Royal Jail, Kathaung Myaung Taik boat, boat to carry royal gifts, sampan bearing weapons from the royal armoury and boats bearing officials in charge of them.
(41)    Boats and barges carrying Letwei Win yellow standard, war drums, war gongs, 6 cannons, gold shields, gold Hlwars, gold kas, Mone lancers, Kaung Han troopers, Letwei Win Phonetaw phyit gunners, totaling over one thousand in strength with Mingyi Min Hla Maha Min Htin as Tat Hmu, Thu Ye Wun Min Gyi Kyaw Htin as Sitke, Win Sachi Ney Myo Ye Kyaw as Nakhan, Win Sayey Shwe taung Bala, Bala Kyaw Thu, Daing Sayey Shwe Taung Bala Ye Htin in charge.
(42)    Hlaw Ka boats and war boats bearing Hmutaw and Mattaw high officials.
(43)    Barges, boats, Kattu, Lwan Kyin and other boats carrying Anauk Wun blue standard, war drums, war gongs, 6 cannons, gold shields, gold hlwars, gold kas, Kaung Han warriors, Nat-shin Ywe gunners, Kala-pyo gunners, totaling over one thousand gunners, and Anauk Winhmu Gyi Min Khaung as Tat Hmu, Win Sachi Ney Myo Kyaw Htin Nawrahta as Sitke, Bala Phyanhci as Na Khan, Daing Sayey Bala Yang Aung as Tat-yey taking charge.
(44)    War boats, Hlaw Ka Taw boats, and barges bearing battalion of Prince Bagan, battalion of Prince Mekhaya, battalion of Prince Shwetaung, battalion of Prince Mindon, battalion of Prince Ba Htein, and battalion of Prince Min Tat.
(45)    Boats bearing royal relatives.
(46)    Barges and boats bearing Sawbwas and Myosas of nine Shan states, gunners of Pakhan-Gyi town and villages, gunners of Mye-du town totaling over one thousand in strength, with Mone Bo Hmu Prince Pakhan Thiri Thiha Thura Maha Dhamma Yaza as the commander of the rear army.
In the infantry were 320 war elephants, royal elephants fully caparisoned with officers in charge and the attendants and caparisoned elephants and horses belonging to the queen, princes, princesses, royal sons, and daughters. The elephant Wundauk Ney Myo Nawrahta and Ney Myo Yan Aung and Hsin Sachi Yan Aung Nawrahta were incharge.
On the 6th Waning moon of Tawthalin in the Sakarit year 1203 ME at the auspicious hour, troops and fleets were formed in the front, at the rear, on the left and on the right. There were 6 battalions in the front, and 6 battalions in the rear. In the middle Their Majesties were borne on the royal Ratana gold palanquin to the riverside palaces where one night was spent. In the morning of the 7th Waning moon, at the most auspicious hour when the report of the ceremonial Mingala Cannon was heard, the “Pyi Kyi Mun” Royal Ratana gold barge with seven tiered spire bearing His Majesty King Thayawaddy began to take off the shore, with pomp and ceremony. The rowers on the royal barge displayed their skill in 37 different modes of oarsmanship. And so King Thayawaddy’s flotilla advanced to Hanthawaddy Dagon.
(To be continued)

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