Lichhavi King

Introduction to Baliraj

King Baliraj was a Ruler during the Transition Period of Nepalese History. As Discovered in an Inscription, he ruled Nepal around 827 A.D.

His name and his reign have been known through an Inscription by Jaladroni of Patan Motitar, where he is described as “Shrimatatha Baliragya Rajna Punyabhivudwaye.”

He has been described as a just and righteous king who valued his people’s welfare.

The Only Source to demystify the reign of Baliraja is the Jaladroni of Patan Motitar. It is the Only Source of his Reign over Nepal.

Reign of King Baliraj

King Baliraj presumably ruled Nepal after King Manadeva Third and before King Ganadeva Second.

The description of Baliraj in the record as “Shrimatatha Baliragya Rajna Punyabhivudwaye”. In other Words, it posits that he was a just and righteous king who valued the welfare of his people.

King Baliraj is also expected to have attempted the Construction of a Water Tank in the Inscription above. The King ordered the Water Tank, also known as Jaladroni, to have created it.


He isn’t remembered and celebrated in Nepal as a great king. His Inscription is amongst the Rarest of Inscriptions discoverable in the Transition Period between 733 A.D. to 879 A.D.


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  • Poudel, Nayanath “Bhasa Vansavali Part I” Puratatva Prakashan Mala, 2020 B.S.
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Pokhrel, A. (2023). King Baliraj – Itihasaa. Encyclopedia of Nepali History.