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Saha Kings In Nepal - Historical Profile - Birendra
« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2008, 05:36:24 AM »
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Saha Kings In Nepal - Historical Profile - Dipendra
« Reply #11 on: August 27, 2008, 05:38:47 AM »
11. Dipendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev



Dipendra was kind of King of Nepal by default for three days in 2001. On June 1, he murdered his family at a royal dinner, including his father who was the King of Nepal at the time. The story is that Dipendra was angry that his mother would not let him marry the bride of his choice due to ages-long feuding between the two families. After killing his parents, brother and sister, he turned the gun on himself. He lingered in a coma for three days and was officially proclaimed King of Nepal in his hospital bed. He died three days later and his uncle, Prince Gyanendra, became King. Some people believe that Gyanendra actually slaughtered the whole family so he could become King. His wife and son were in the same room as the royal family during the massacre, but managed to escape without mortal wounds.











So had the Shah dynasty died out on schedule?

According to the fable, Gorakh Nath took on the form of a sadhu and met Prithvi Narayan, the first Shah King. The King gave him some curd as bhiksha.

The sadhu vomited the curd and asked the King to eat it as prasad. Unsurprisingly, the King refused.

In some versions of the story, the vomit fell on his feet. In all versions, what happened next remains the same: the sadhu was revealed to be Gorakh Nath and he told the King that his line would last only for ten generations (in some versions: because it fell on his ten toes) as a consequence of the insult to the sadhu.

If you exclude the Queens who ran Nepal as Regents and the Kings who reigned under the thumb of the Ranas, then, on some calculations, Birendra was the tenth Shah King. So had the Shah dynasty died out on schedule? It's beginning to look that way.
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Saha Kings In Nepal - Historical Profile - Gyanendra
« Reply #12 on: August 27, 2008, 05:39:44 AM »
King Gyanendra

Born on 7 July 1947, Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev was the last King of Nepal, from 2001 to 2008.

He was also been made a king in his childhood. That was in November 1950 A.D.


And again in June 2001 A.D.





Until he was forced to quit



He succeeded to the throne upon the death of his nephew Prince Dipendra, who was King for only three days while in a coma, following the massacre of the preceding king (Gyanendra's brother, Birendra) and other members of the royal family. Gyanendra has been skeptically and persistently viewed as a culprit of this massacre although Dipendra was officially declared responsible for all those killings in a rage, over Queen's refusal to his choice of bride. .

In February 2005 King Gyanendra finally took complete control of the government, after dismissing the elected parliament and a series of prime ministers. This move accelerated the Maoist movement, who had been fighting to replace monarchy with a Communist Republic since 1996.

Royal coup also raised concerns among the international community, who criticised his actions. The United States, Britain and India responded by stopping the supply of arms to the Royal Nepalese Army, others suspended aid commitments and pressurised the king to reconcile with political parties to resolve the country's political crisis.

Following opposition to his direct rule he was forced to return power to parliament in April 2006, which in turn reduced the king's status to that of a ceremonial monarch. He continued as such until May 28, 2008 when he was peacefully deposed and Nepal became a federal republic.

His business interests - which will become much more important to him now he is no longer king - have included a hotel in Kathmandu, a tea estate in the east of Nepal and a cigarette factory. The deposed king is a leading figure in the King Mahendra Trust for Nature Conservation in Nepal and has worked closely with the World Wildlife Fund.


Father:      Mahendra Bir Bikram Shah
Mother:    Indra Rajya Laxmi Devi
Wife:    Komal Rajya Laxmi Devi Shah
Born:    B.S.23 Ashad 2004 (7th July 1947 A.D.)
Ruled:    22 Jestha 2058-till date

Major Works And Events

    * He has been crowned twice.He was declared King by then Rana Prime Minister in 7th November 1950 till 7 January, 1951, at the age of four after King Tribhuvan and then Crown Prince Mahendra secretly left Kathmandu for India to return in 1951.
    * Studied in St. Josheph College, Darjeeling, India and Graduated from Tribhuwan University on 2026 B.S.
    * Married Queen Komal on B.S 2027(1970 AD).
    * One Son(Paras Shah) and One Daughter(Prerana Rajya laxmi Shah).
    * King Gyanendra is well known in Nepal for his conservation works.
    * He is a leading figure in the King Mahendra Trust for Nature Conservation and has worked closely with the World Wildlife Fund.
    * King Gyanendra is known as G. Shah in the literary world.



Some of his songs are posted in Poem section - http://forum.xnepali.com/index.php/topic,5956.0.html
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Re: Saha Kings In Nepal - Historical Profile
« Reply #13 on: September 09, 2008, 05:44:12 AM »
Faces of the last king











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« Reply #15 on: September 10, 2008, 11:34:12 AM »
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« Reply #16 on: September 16, 2008, 12:30:44 PM »
Time line before Prithivi Naryayan Shah

ca. 563 B.C. The Buddha born in Lumbini, in Tarai Region of Nepal

268-31 B.C. Ashoka establishes empire in north India

ca. A.D. 353-73 Samudragupta establishes empire in north India

400-750 Licchavi kingdom in power in Kathmandu Valley

750-1200 "Transitional" kingdom in power in Kathmandu Valley

1100-1484 Khasa Malla kings rule in western Nepal

1200-16 Arimalla, first monarch of the Malla Dynasty, rules in Kathmandu Valley

1312 Khasa king Ripumalla leads raid in Kathmandu Valley

1345-46 Sultan Shams ud-din Ilyas of Bengal leads raid in Kathmandu Valley

1382-95 Jayasthitimalla rules as king of united Malla kingdom in Kathmandu Valley

1428-82 Yakshamalla reigns--height of united Malla kingdom

1484 Malla kingdom divided; three kingdoms of Kathmandu, Bhadgaon, and Patan expand

1526 Mughal Empire established in north India

1559 Gorkha kingdom established

1606-33 Ram Shah of Gorkha reigns; Gorkha kingdom experiences first expansion. 1728 Chinese influence established in Tibet


The Shah Dynasty that unified and ruled Nepal for the last 240 years, often through bloodshed, came to a peaceful end on MAY 28, 2008. If the rise of the Shahs was spectacular, so was their downfall. In modern history, hardly any monarchy has been abolished either through the ballot or so peacefully.

The story of the Shah Dynasty, stretching over a period of over 450 years, is a saga of both triumph and tragedy.

After Drabya Shah, a prince of the royal house of the adjoining principality of Lamjung and progenitor of the Shah Dynasty, wrested Gorkha from local tribal chiefs in 1559, the Shahs remained confined to this impoverished, hilly principality for the next 183 years.

But that changed once and for all after an audacious prince, Prithvi Narayan Shah, ascended to the throne of Gorkha in 1742AD at the age of 20.
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Re: Saha Kings In Nepal - Historical Profile
« Reply #17 on: September 17, 2008, 12:14:40 PM »
mahendra and ratna



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« Reply #18 on: October 06, 2008, 11:45:13 AM »
The Prince Of Nepal
10  x  8  Colour Glossy NASA Photograph
1 July 1968
George S. Trimble, Deputy Director, Manned Spacecraft Centre, discusses a model of an Apollo/Saturn V space vehicle with Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Deva, Crown Prince of Nepal, during a tour of the Manned Spacecraft Centre.


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