Introduction to Deshnayak

Deshnayak was the Official Government Officer of the Administrative Unit of Desh. It was the headquarters of a larger Area that Praman governed. Desh was the Business Centres and Commercial Centres that were Semi-Urban Places of some Importance. They needed a proximate relationship with the Capital City to be Desh.

They were important Administrative Officers who exercised reasonable Power and Influence Over their Area. They had similar Functions to Dware as well. They looked after a similar size and geography in a similar situation. Both of them worked as a Praman.

Deshnayak conducted significant events in his Desh. An Inscription has mentioned that he assisted in managing the affairs of the Temple. They were subordinate to Mahamandalik, Chautara, Mulami, etc.


Pokhrel, A. (2023). Deshnayak – Itihasaa. Encyclopedia of Nepali History.