Introduction to Khimbum

King Khimbum was the successor of King Gumnam of the Kirat Dynasty as stated in the Gopal Raja Bansawali.

He was the 29th King of the Kirat Dynasty and ruled it for 71 years. He was succeeded by King Girijam.

King Khimbum, although not directly mentioned, resembles King Khichu referred to in the Bhasa Bansawali and the rest of the Geneaologies that mention the list of Kirat Kings of Nepal.

Bhasa Bansawali

According to the Bhasa Bansawali, Khichu was the Second Last Kirat King of Nepal. He was the son of King Ganuja (Gumnan). The text also states that Ganuja ruled over Nepal for Seventy-Five Years.

Genealogy of Kirkpatrick

On a Similar Note, William Kirkpatrick has directly referred to Khimbum as Kheembhoom. The Chronology of William Kirkpatrick also lists him as the Second Last King of the Kirat Dynasty. The text states that Kheembhoom ruled over Nepal for 74 years.

Genealogy of Daniel Wright

Daniel Wright has referred to Khimbu (Khimbum) as the 27th Kirat King of Nepal. According to his description of the King, this Kirat King began living in the Jungles of Gokarna and killed the jackals and animals that infested such places.


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.