Introduction to Bhuktamana

Bhuktamana was the First King of the Gopal Dynasty who reigned Nepal for 88 years according to the Geneology prescribed by Daniel Wright. The Geneology describes that Pashupati was discovered during his reign.

Moreover, the Geneology of William Kirkpatrick also mentions Bhoorimahagah, possibly meaning Bhuktamana.

However, the Standard Genealogies of Nepal such as Gopal Raja Bansawali and Bhasa Bansawali have stated Bhumi Gupta as the First King of the Gopal Dynasty.

Genealogy of Daniel Wright

Daniel Wright’s book considered an English Translation of a Geneology, mentioned that the Cow Herds or Gopalas arrived in Nepal with Lord Krishna.

One of the cows of those cow herders, named Ne, was having difficulty in giving milk and she was observed to be going to a particular place regularly. Therefore, the Chief Cowherd followed her and saw milk saturating from where she stood.

When the Cow Herder dug the place to realize the Matter under the spot, a sudden light arose consuming him instantly.

A Sage named “Ne”, then decreed the people to install the son of the cow herder as the Chetri King of Nepal. Therefore, Bhuktamana, the son of the deceased Cow Herder became the King of Nepal.

According to the text, Bhuktamana was succeded by his son Jaya 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.