Gopal Bansa

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Gopal Bansa / Gwalvansh was a dynasty in ancient Nepal, arguably in the Kathmandu Valley. Gopals are credited with the discovery of the Pashupatinath volcanic mound in ancient Nepal, which became the location of the Pashupatinath temple. [1]

They inhabited the Kathmandu valley before the cow herding tribe predominated and before the first Kirati King Yalamber took control, which dates them between 1400 BC and between 700 BC. Dates are according to a rough estimate of a time of the Kurukshetra War or Mahabharat war at India to a time of the 7th documented Kirat King Humati.(see Kamber)

According to legend, the Gospels were brought and settled by Lord Krishna during Dwapara Yuga. The Dwapara Yuga is the third of the four Yugas, or ages that the universe follows. During this time it is said that the city was destroyed in battles and engulfed in the ocean. This dynasty was characterized by small-scale subsistence farming and cow husbandry. the gospels were the first to rule in kathmandu as the valley was just made a land from the watery place.


  1. ^ Bhandari, Dundiraj (1989). The Origins of Nepal: A Developmental Historical Analysis.