Introduction to Jina Gupta

Jina Gupta was the last King of the Gopal Dynasty who ruled over Nepal for 71 years after which the Mahispals conquered the Gopals according to Gopal Raja Bansawali.

The Genealogical Text has stated that Jina Gupta was the last of the eight Gopal Kings of Nepal. He was the successor of King Visnu Gupta who had ruled Nepal for 46 years.

This Geneology largely differs from other standard genealogies such as Bhasa Bansawali, and the Genology of Daniel Wright. These genealogies have mentioned Yaksha Gupta as the Last King of Gopal Dynasty.

Reign of Jina Gupta

Gopal Raja Bansawali has omitted to provide specific details about the reign of Jina Gupta. It has explained that the Mahispal Kings ruled over Nepal after conquering the Gopalas.

Other than this detail, the Geneology omits from stating any information about King Jina. His Regnal Years was 71 according to the text.

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Original Text of Gopal Raja Bansawali containing the Kings of Gopal Dynasty

Genealogy of William Kirkpatrick

The Genealogy established by William Kirkpatrick has attributed Jye Gupta, possibly Jina Gupta as the Last Gopal King with the regnal years of 71 years and 1 Month.

The Geneology states that Nepal was attacked from the Midlands of Simraungadh and Janakpur and easily subdued. After that, Mehip Gopaul (Mahispal), under the leadership of Bhul Singh (Vara Simha) became the first Mahispal King of Nepal.


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.