Introduction to Dasti

King Dasti, also known as Jitedasti, was the 12th Kirat King of Nepal according to the Gopal Raja Bansawali.

The Genealogy states that he ruled over Nepal for 40 years. He was the successor of King Pava and was succeeded by King Camba.

All of the Geneologies of Nepal have mentioned Jitedasti. He has been described in the Geneology of Daniel Wright.

Bhasa Bansawali

Bhasa Bansawali has also referred to Jitedasti. He is said to have been the son of Pava according to the text. It has mentioned that he reigned over Nepal for 60 years. He was succeeded by Panch.

Genealogy of Kirkpatrick

William Kirkpatrick has also attributed Pava to have been the father of Jitedasti (Jetydastry). He reigned over Nepal for 60 years and was succeeded by Punchem according to his Geneology.

Genealogy of Daniel Wright

Jitedasti was the Seventh Kirat King of Nepal according to the Genealogy of Daniel Wright.

According to his Translation, Buddha came into Nepal from Kapilvastu and visited the Swayambhu and Manjushri Chaitya. He also visited the Namobuddha Mountain and returned to Kusinagar.

The Text has also claimed that Jitedasti was ordered by Arjuna, a character of Mahabharata, to arrive at the Kurukshetra War to fight against his enemies, the Kauravas.

However, he didn’t return from the war recounted in the Mahabharata and his son Gali ascended the throne as maintained in the Genealogy.


Note: The Prehistory of Nepal up to the Kirat Dynasty lacks sufficient evidence to ensure its reliability. 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 Chronologies themselves have solely inspired the materials of the Article.