Introduction to Girijam

Girijam was a Kirat King of Nepal who reigned for 81 years as per the 14th Century Genealogical Text Gopal Raja Bansawali.

He was the 30th Kirat King of Nepal and established his reign after King Khimbum. He was succeeded by King Kuramja.

Other Genealogies have listed Galija as the last King of the Kirat Dynasty. Therefore, it is likely that Galija is Girijam. However, Gopal Raja Bansawali has stated that two more Kings ruled over Nepal as Kirat Kings.

The Geneology translated by Daniel Wright hasn’t mentioned Girijam. Instead, Patuka has been mentioned as the son of Khimbu (Khimbum) and the 28th Kirat King of Nepal.

Bhasa Bansawali

According to the famed Bhasa Bansawali, Galija was the son of King Khichu, known as Khimbum in the Gopal Raja Bansawali. The text has claimed that Galija was the last King of the Kirat Dynasty after which Nimistakar Varma became the King of Nepal. It has attributed the reign of 81 years to Galija.

Genealogy of Kirkpatrick

The Geneology of William Kirkpatrick mentions a King named Gully Jung (Girijam) as the Last King of the Kirat Dynasty. He has also attributed the reigned years of the King to have been 81 years.


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.