Introduction to Mani Gupta

Mani Gupta has been mentioned in the Gopal Raja Bansawali, a genealogical text written in 14th-century Nepal. He is among the Eight Kings of the Gopal Dynasty. He is supposed to have ruled Nepal as the Sixth King of the Dynasty for 37 years.

Mani Gupta has also been mentioned in other Genealogies of Nepal such as the Bhasa Bansawali, Geneology of Kirkpatrick and the Geneology referred to by Daniel Wright.

However, the Chronologies have failed to expand on the details of his reign and have mentioned the length of his reign.

According to the Gopal Raja Bansawali, Mani Gupta was the successor of King Bhima Gupta and he was succeded by Visnu Gupta.

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

Bhasa Bansawali

Bhasa Bansawali has mentioned Mani Gupta as the son of King Bhima Gupta, the fifth King of the Gopal Dynasty. The Bansawali has stated his regnal years to be 37. His son, Visnu Gupta succeded him as the King of Nepal.

Genealogy of Daniel Wright

Similarly, the Geneology referred to by Manu Gupta has also attributed similar details with his regnal years to be 37 years.

Genealogy of William Kirkpatrick

William Kirkpatrick states that Bheem Gupta has succeded by Munni Gupta, which is an actual reference to Mani Gupta.

In a similar fashion as the other genealogies, his years of reign over Nepal have been stated as 37. He was succeded by Bishen Gupta according to this genealogy.

Epilogue

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.