Introduction to King Yalambar

King Yalambar is regarded as the First King of Kirat Dynasty by most Historians. The Name Originates from the Geneology of Daniel Wright who mentions that the King ruled for 13 years. He is said to have defeated Bhuvana Simha from the East in this Geneology. He was succeeded by his Son Pabi according to the Wright Geneology.

Gopal Raja Bansawali, a 14th-century Genealogy of Nepalese Kings states that King Elam was the first King of the Kirat Dynasty. In the text, it can be discovered that Kirats became Kings by defeating and conquering the Gopal and Mahispal Dynasties.

The Bansawali has attributed 90 Regnal Years to King Elam, known Popularly as Yalambar. He was succeeded by King Pelam.


Yalambar is considered by Historians to be an Important Figure, politically and Culturally. According to these Historians, the Name Yala was given to the Modern-day Patan or Lalitpur through King Yalambar.

The Geneology relied upon by William Kirkpatrick has conferred the name of Yellung to Yalambar.

As stated in the Geneology, he is considered to have attacked Nepal from the Eastern Hills of Dudh Koshi. He has mentioned that the Reign of Yellung is pretended to have lasted for 90 Years and 3 Months.


Note: The Prehistory of Nepal up to the Kirat Dynasty lacks sufficient evidence to guarantee 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.