Introduction to Vara Simha

According to Gopal Raja Bansawali, Vara Simha was the First King of the Mahispal Dynasty who ruled Nepal for 49 years.

Vara Simha belonged to the Mahispal Dynasty also known as Buffalo Herders. The Bansawali mentioned that Mahispal conquered the Gopals.

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

Bhasa Bansawali

In the Genealogical Text of Bhasa Bansawali, Vara Simha is expressed to have ruled Nepal for 49 years. He was succeded by his son Jayamati Singh.

The Text has mentioned that the Last Gopal King of Nepal, Yaksha Gupta, became a Buddhist, avoided the Ethical Principles set by Ne Muni and as a consequence became childless.

Therefore, Vara Simha came from the Midlands to become the First King of the Mahispal Dynasty.

Genealogy of Daniel Wright

The Genealogy of Daniel Wright has attributed Bara Sinha as the First King of the Mahispal Dynasty. He is said to have belonged to the Plains of Hindustan and ruled over the country.

Genealogy of William Kirkpatrick

Similarly, the Geneology of William Kirkpatrick has also provisioned that Jaya Singh ruled over Nepal for 49 years after which his son Jye Singh (Jaya Singh) became the 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.