Introduction to Simghu

Simghu is among the 32 Kirat Kings of Nepal as maintained in the Gopal Raja Bansawali. The Genealogy has attributed 49 years and 6 Months to his reign.

He was the 17th King of the Dynasty and was eventually succeeded by King Julam.

The Genealogy prescribed by Daniel Wright and the Bhasa Bansawali haven’t directly alluded to Simghu in their chronology of Kirat Kings.

Genealogy of William Kirkpatrick

The Genealogy of William Kirkpatrick also consists of a King named Jaighree who could be a potential mention to King Ghigi (Simghu). The Text posits that the King reigned over Nepal for 60 years and 1 Month.

Genealogy of Daniel Wright

On a Similar Note, Daniel Wright’s list contains a name called Ghigri which also alludes to Ghigi of Bhasa Bansawali. Gighri is the 15th King of the Kirat Dynasty on the basis of Daniel Wright’s Genealogy.

Bhasa Bansawali

Bhasa Bansawali has omitted Simghu and his Father Phukom as provided in the Gopal Raja Bansawali. It mentions a King named Ghigi who resembles Simghu.

As the Bansawali has claimed Thunko as Phukom, it has a high likelihood that Simghu refers to Ghigi. According to the text, Ghigi ruled over Nepal for 56 years and 6 Months.


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.