Yalambar

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First Kirat King
Yalambar
Native name यलम्बर
Occupation Warrior
Known for First Kirat King of Nepal

Yalamber or Yalambar (Nepali: यलम्बर) was a Kirat warrior and First King of Kirat Dynasty in Nepal. He conquered Kathmandu valley defeating Mahispal vansa and established Kirata Kingdom in 1500 B.C.[1] [2] The epic Mahabharata mentions the Kiratasamong the inhabitants of Nepal. Kirati kingYalambar had the dubious honor of being slain in the battle of the Mahabharata, in which gods and mortals fought alongside each other. Legend credits him with meeting Indra, the lord of heaven, who ventured into the Valley in human guise. It is said that during the battle of Mahabharata, Yalamber went to witness the battle with a view to take the side of the losing party. Lord Krishna, knowing the intention of Yalamber and the strength and unity of the Kiratas, thought that the war would unnecessarily be prolonged if Yalamber sided with the Kauravas. So, by a clever stroke of diplomacy, Lord Krishna cut off Yalamber's head. So, in his honour indra jatra was putten and his head was worship as god Aakash vhairav.

His dynasty was succeeded by Licchavi (kingdom). His successors ruled Kathmandu valley for about 31 generations which lasted nearly 1903 years 8 months. A list of all 32 Kirat Kings is given below:

List of Kirat Kings[edit]

(According to Gopalavamsavali, p. 26)

  1. King Shree Yelam - 90 years/१। राजा श्री एलम् - ९० वर्ष,
  2. King Shree Pelam - 81 years/राजा श्री पेलं - ८१ वर्ष,
  3. King Shree Melam - 89 years/राजा श्री मेलं - ८९ वर्ष,
  4. King Shree Changming - 42 years/राजा श्री चंमिं - ४२ वर्ष,
  5. King Shree Dhakang - 37 years/राजा श्री धस्कं - ३७ वर्ष,
  6. King Shree Walangcha - 31 years 6 months/राजा श्री वलंच - ३१ वर्ष ६ महिना,
  7. King Shree Hungting - 40 years 8 months/राजा श्री हुतिं - ४० वर्ष ८ महिना,
  8. King Shree Hoorma - 50 years/राजा श्री हुरमा - ५० वर्ष,
  9. King Shree Tooske - 41 years 8 months/राजा श्री तुस्के - ४१ वर्ष ८ महिना,
  10. King Shree Prasaphung - 38 years 6 months/राजा श्री प्रसफुं - ३८ वर्ष ६ महिना,
  11. King Shree Pawa: - 46 years/राजा श्री पवः - ४६ वर्ष,
  12. King Shree Daasti - 40 years/राजा श्री दास्ती - ४० वर्ष,
  13. King Shree Chamba - 71 years/राजा श्री चम्ब - ७१ वर्ष,
  14. King Shree Kongkong - 54 years/राजा श्री कंकं - ५४ वर्ष,
  15. King Shree Swananda - 40 years 6 months/राजा श्री स्वनन्द - ४० वर्ष ६ महिना,
  16. King Shree Phukong - 58 years/राजा श्री फुकों - ५८ वर्ष,
  17. King Shree Singhu - 49 years 6 months/राजा श्री शिंघु - ४९ वर्ष ६ महिना,
  18. King Shree Joolam - 73 years 3 months/राजा श्री जुलम् - ७३ वर्ष ३ महिना,
  19. King Shree Lookang - 40 years/राजा श्री लुकं - ४० वर्ष,
  20. King Shree Thoram - 71 years/राजा श्री थोरम् - ७१ वर्ष,
  21. King Shree Thuko - 83 years/राजा श्री थुको - ८३ वर्ष,
  22. King Shree Barmma - 73 years 6 months/राजा श्री वर्म्म - ७३ वर्ष ६ महिना,
  23. King Shree Gunjong - 72 years 7 months/राजा श्री गुंजं ७२ वर्ष ७ महिना,
  24. King Shree Pushka - 81 years/राजा श्री पुस्क - ८१ वर्ष,
  25. King Shree Tyapamee - 54 years/राजा श्री त्यपमि - ५४ वर्ष,
  26. King Shree Moogmam - 58 years/राजा श्री मुगमम् - ५८ वर्ष,
  27. King Shree Shasaru - 63 years/राजा श्री शसरू - ६३ वर्ष,
  28. King Shree Goongoong - 74 years/राजा श्री गंणं - ७४ वर्ष,
  29. King Shree Khimbung - 76 years/राजा श्री खिम्बुं - ७६ वर्ष,
  30. King Shree Girijung - 81 years/राजा श्री गिरीजं - ८१ वर्ष,
  31. King Shree Khurangja - 78 years/राजा श्री खुरांज - ७८ वर्ष,
  32. King Shree Gasti - 58 years/राजा श्री खिगु - ८५ वर्ष

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kirat Yoyakhha "History of Kirat". Retrieved January 26, 2017. 
  2. ^ Harekrishna Organization "Mahabharat Period". Retrieved January 26, 2017. 
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