Order of Gorkha Dakshina Bahu

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Order of the Gurkha Right Arm
Awarded by King of Nepal (now President of Nepal)
Country    Nepal
Type Order
Awarded for Valuable service to Nepal.
Description 1st Class to 5th Class, plus a medal
Established 1896, revived 7 September 1932
First awarded 1896
Last awarded 2006
Next (higher) Order of Tri Shakti Patta
Next (lower) none
Order of Gorkha Dakshina Bahu.svg
Ribbon bar of the order

The Most Puissant Order of the Gorkha Dakshina Bahu (Order of the Gurkha Right Arm or Hand) is an order of knighthood of Nepal. It is one of the highest honors given traditionally by the king and now the president. It can be awarded to both the military and civilians, including foreign nationals, for the distinguished contribution to the country in the field of arts, literature, sports, science, and social service.


The order was first instituted by King Prithvi Bir Bikram Shah Dev in 1896. The order was later revived and reformed on 7 September 1932 by King Tribhuvan Bir Bikram Shah Dev. Attached to the order is a medal instituted by King Tribhuvan in 1936. It is the oldest order in Nepal.


The ribbon of the order is officially saffron, usually found as a darker red shade.


The Order of Gorkha Dakshina Bahu has five classes and a medal:

  • Member First Class (Suprasidha-Prabala-Gorkha-Dakshina-Bahu)
  • Member Second Class (Prasidha-Prabala-Gorkha-Dakshina-Bahu)
  • Member Third Class (Suprabala-Gorkha-Dakshina-Bahu)
  • Member Fourth Class (Prabala-Gorkha-Dakshina-Bahu)
  • Member Fifth Class (Gorkha-Dakshina-Bahu)
  • Medal (Gorkha-Dakshina-Bahu-Padak)

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