Introduction to Gumjam

King Gumjam was the 23rd King of the Kirat Dynasty who reigned over Nepal as maintained in the 14th Century Genealogical Text, Gopal Raja Bansawali.

According to the text, he continued his reign for 72 years and 7 Months until eventually being succeded by King Puska. Sources have disclosed that he was the son of King Varmma.

The Genealogies listed below have mentioned Gumjam as one of the Kirat Kings of Nepal.

Bhasa Bansawali

According to the famed Bhasa Bansawali, Guja (Gumjam) was the son of King Varmma. He was also the Father to King Tuske (Puske). This Text has claimed that Guja ruled over Nepal for 72 years and 2 Months.

Genealogy of Kirkpatrick

The Geneology of Kirkpatrick, despite chronological differences with the Gopal Raja Bansawali, has claimed Gunjeh (Gumjam) as among the Kings of Nepal. According to his Geneology, Gunjeh ruled over Nepal for 72 years and 7 Months.

Genealogy of Daniel Wright

On a Similar Note, Daniel Wright has mentioned the name of Guja as the successor to Barma or Varmma.

Guja is mentioned to have been the 21st King of the Kirat Dynasty to rule over Nepal. He was succeeded by King Pushka as stated in the Chronology.


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.