Introduction to Bhima Gupta

Gopal Raja Bansawali has referred to Bhima Gupta as the Fifth King of the Gopal Dynasty with an overall regnal of 34 years.

He is among the Eight Gopal Kings of Nepal according to the text. However, it has omitted from providing any significant description of Bhima.

He was the successor to King Harsa Gupta. He was succeded by Mani Gupta.

Other Genealogical Texts such as Bhasa Bansawali, Geneology of Daniel Wright, and Geneology of William Kirkpatrick have also included the name of Bheem Gupta.

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Original Text of Gopal Raja Bansawali containing the Kings of Gopal Dynasty

Bhasa Bansawali

According to Bhasa Bansawali Bhima Gupta was the son of Harsa Gupta, the fourth King of the Gopal Dynasty. Bhima Gupta reigned over Nepal for 38 years and was succeded by his son Mani Gupta. Other details have been omitted.

Genealogy of Daniel Wright

The Geneology of Daniel Wright has attributed regnal years of 38 to Bhim Gupta. He is referred to as having been succeded by his son Mani Gupta, the Sixth King of the Gopal Dynasty.

Genealogy of William Kirkpatrick

The Geneology of William Kirkpatrick has also endorsed Bheem Gupta as amongst the Eight Kings of the Gopal Dynasty. The Text mentions “Bheem Gupta” who ruled Nepal for 38 years. He was succeded by “Munni Gupta”.


Note: The Prehistory of Nepal up to the Kirat Dynasty lacks sufficient evidence to guarantee its historical accuracy. The article has been written through the consolidation of Chronologies with minimum interpretation to preserve its Historiographical Accuracy. In the case of Further Evidence coming into Light, it needs to be posited that the materials of the Article have been solely inspired by the Chronologies themselves.