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Hwan Nāyaka Jayadeva
Senapati Jayadewa
Senapati, Lakan of Tondo and Pailah
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A possible image of a Lakan and his consort (in the Boxer Codex)
Reign c. 900 CE
Spouse Dayang Bukah
Full name
Hwan Nāyaka Jayadewa
ᜑᜓᜏ ᜈᜌᜃ ᜇᜒᜌᜇᜒᜏ
ह्वन् न्यक जयदेव
House Kingdom of Tondo

Jayadewa or Jayadeva (Sanskrit: जयदेव, Baybayin: ᜇᜒᜌ᜔ᜇᜒᜏ), Gat Dyadewa (full title: Hwan Nāyaka Tuan Jayadewa or Senapati Jayadewa[1] or Admiral Jayadeva), was a possible ruler or minister of the Kingdom of Tondo during its early years (Early classical period Philippines).[2] He had the title of senapati or admiral in Sanskrit.

No records describe his life and works. In the Laguna Copperplate Inscription, he is mentioned as the ruler or minister of Tondo in 900 CE, where he gave a pardon for a debt to a person named Namwaran and his family.

Personal life[edit]

The Laguna Copperplate Inscription (c. 900 AD), which mentions a person named Jayadewa as the ruler of Tondo at that time.

He married Dayang Bukah, as in exchange to clear the debit of 1 kati and 8 suwarnas of Bukah's parents which is Namwaran and Dayang Angkatan.[1]

"On this occasion, Lady Angkatan, and her brother, Buka, the children of the Honourable Namwaran, were awarded a complete pardon from the Overall Leader [King] of Tundún, represented by the Lord Minister of Pailáh, Jayadewa."[2]

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