NEPAL

The Royal House of Shah

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Copyrightę Nepal National Museum, Choani1743 - 1775 H.H. Svasti Sri Giriraj Chakrachudamani Narnarayanetyadi Vividha Virudavali Virajamana Manonnata Shriman Maharajadhiraja Sri Sri Srimat Maharaj Prithvi Narayan Bahadur Shamsher Jang Devanam Sada Samar Vijayinam, Maharajadhiraja of Nepal. b. at Gorkha Fort, 27th December 1722, second and eldest surviving son of  Svasti Sri Giriraj Chakrachudamani Narayantyadi Vividha Virudavali Sirajman Manonnat Shrimant Maharajadhiraj Sri Sri Raja Nara Bhupal Shah, Raja of Gorkha, by his second wife, Sri Sri Rani Kaushalyavati Devi, educ. privately. Became Heir Apparent on the death of his half-twin brother. Became Co-Regnt with his step-mother, 1737. Succeeded on the death of his father, 3rd April 1743. Attacked and defetaed his brother-in-law, Maharaja Digbandham of Makwanpur, and annexed his principality in 1762. Conquered Katmandu, ejected Raja Jaya Prakash Malla and seized the Nepalese throne, 24th September 1768. Crowned at the Nyasal Chowk, Hanuman Dhoka Palace, Katmandu, 25th September 1768. Granted the title of Sri Maharaja Bahadur Shamsher Jang, and appointed to an Imperial mansab of 5,000 zat and 4,000 sawar, by Emperor Shah Alam II, 12th March 1772. m. (first) at Makwanpur, 1738 (not completed), H.H. Sri Sri Sri Chautaria Maharani Indra Kumari Devi (b. 1726; d.s.p. 1759), daughter of Sri Sri Sri Maharaja Hemkarna Sen, Maharaja of Makwanpur. m. (second) at Gorakpur, February 1740, H.H. Sri Sri Sri Maharani Narendra Rajya Lakshmi Devi (d. by sati 11th January 1775), daughter of Abhiman Singh, a Brahmin from Benares. m. (a) Icchavati Devi. m. (b) Dayavati Devi (d.s.p.). m. (c) Lakshmi Devi (d.s.p.). m. (d) a daughter of Babu Shibadatta Singh. He d. at Devaghat, Nawakhot, 11th January 1775 (when one wife and eight concubines committed sati), having had issue, six sons and eight daughters:Copyrightę Christopher Buyers
King Prithvi Narayan Shah, had further issue, by his morganatic wife, Icchavati Devi:
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