Introduction to Dhaskam

King Dhaskam was the Fifth King of the Kirat Dynasty under the authority of Gopal Raja Bansawali. He was the successor of King Cammim and ruled Nepal for 37 years.

Dhaskam has been mentioned in all of the Primary Genealogies as a Kirat King. However, his chronology of Kingship varies significantly for each of these Genealogies.

Bhasa Bansawali

Bhasa Bansawali has claimed that Dhaskan was the Third King of the Kirat Dynasty. He is said to have been the son of King Pavi. According to this text, Dhaskan ruled over Nepal for 37 years which is similar to the statement of the Gopal Raja Bansawali.

Geneology of Wright

Although the Wright Geneology fails to provide precise regnal years for the Kings of the Kirat Dynasty, it has omitted the name of Dhaskam and mentions Hriti as the Fifth King of the Dynasty.

Genealogy of Kirkpatrick

William Kirkpatrick proposed that Duskham (Dhaskam) be the Second King of the Kirat Dynasty ruling Nepal for a period of 37 years. It has posited Hunnater (Humtim) as the Fifth King.


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 Chronologies themselves have solely inspired the materials of the Article.