NEPAL

The Royal House of Shah

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Copyrightę Nepal National Museum, Choani1816 - 1847 H.H. Svasti Sri Giriraj Chakrachudamani Narnarayanetyadi Vividha Virudavali Virajamana Manonnata Shriman Maharajadhiraja Sri Sri Sri Sri Sri Maharaj Rajendra Bir Bikram Jang Bahadur Shah Bahadur Shamsher Jang Devanam Sada Samaja Vijayinam, Maharajadhiraja of Nepal. b. at the Hanuman Dhoka Palace, Basantapur, Katmandu, 3rd December 1813, only surviving son of H.H. Svasti Sri Giriraj Chakrachudamani Narnarayanetyadi Vividha Virudavali Virajamana Manonnata Shriman Maharajadhiraja Sri Sri Sri Maharaj Girvana Juddha Bir Bikram Shah Bahadur Shamsher Jang Devanam Sada Samar Vijayinam, Maharajadhiraja of Nepal, by his third wife, H.H. Sri Sri Sri Sri Sri Maharani Gorakshya Rajya Lakshmi Devi, educ. privately. Succeeded on the death of his father, 20th November 1816. Reigned under a regency until he came of age and assumed full ruling powers, 13th July 1837. Surrendered his ruling powers to his junior wife, 5th January 1843. Signed an instrument of abdication in favour of his son Surendra, at Dhukuwabas, on 18th December 1844, which he annulled on 23rd December 1844 after his return to Katmandu. Left Nepal for voluntary exile at Benares, together with Maharani Lakshmi Devi and her two sons, 22nd November 1846. Deposed in favour of his eldest son and imprisoned, 12th May 1847. Returned to Nepal at the head of an insurgent army but was severely defeated at Alau 28th July 1847. Captured and imprisoned at Bhadgaon. m. (first) at Balaju, 5th February 1824, H.H. Sri Sri Sri Maharani Samrajya Lakshmi Devi (b. at Chilwa, Gorakpur, ca. 1814; d. from malaria at Pasupatinath, 6th October 1841), daughter of Shri Rajkumaratmaja Babu Prabhu Shah, of Gorakpur, in India, by his wife, Chaurasi Kumari Devi. m. (second) at Balaju, 5th February 1824, H.H. Sri Sri Sri Kancha Maharani Rajya Lakshmi Devi (b. at Gorakpur, ca. 1814; d. at Mahamurganj, Benares, before 1900), Regent 5th January 1843 to 22nd November 1846, during which time she gave orders for the infamous "Kot Massacre", a lady from Gorakpur, in India. m. (a) Putali Nani. He d. at Bhadgaon Palace, 10th July 1881, having had issue:
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