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    How did the surname "Nepal" come to existence?

    There was the Great Migration of our early ancestors (the Aryans) from their ancient homeland, Airyanam Vaejo, in the North Pole due to the Ice Age glaciations that occurred in that ancient age. Their great journey was towards the South and the South-West, i.e. towards Iran, India, Greece, Russia, Germany and other European countries. Our ancestors came from the Iranian plateau and invaded the Indus River valley (in Pakistan) in ca. 1500 B.C. displacing the darker-skinned native population (the Dravidians). Then during the Rigvedic Period (1300-1000 BC), the ancestors spread east and south from the river valley towards India, establishing elaborate priestly rituals (Brahmin) and the beginning of the caste system.

    Their first journey was towards Sapta Sindhu (seven rivers) (Kashyap Giri or Hindu Kush Mountains). Among them, the Shaks moved southwards and entered Central India (East India of South Sindh) via Shakdwip. The Khas (my ancestors) moved northwest towards the Eastern Himalayas (Maanas Pradesh) - the Northern Hills of Sindh and central Meru, Pamir Plateau, Ural and Chitral, the Hills of Jalandhar and Kashmir Valley. This was around 8th century B.C. Then our ancestors lived around West Badrinath.

    Around 13th century A.D., after abandoning Kedar Bhumi, Parbat Pundit entered Sinja Karnali (Sijja Sheridhuska village). His elder brother Subal Pundit remained there. Jay Bidhyadhar Pundit (who was free of 36 taxes), the descensdent of Parbat pundit, had 4 sons and this is what they became afterwards:

    1. Sarbagyadhar Pundit (Nepa, Dailkekh owner) Nepal

    2. Jasodhar Pundit (Sutaarkot, Dailekh owner) Sutaar Karki

    3. Jayadhar Pundit (Barla village, Achham owner) Baral

    4. Gunaratnaakar Pundit (Khan, Gulmi owner) Khanal

    That's how the descendents of the four sons became Nepal, Sutaar Karki, Baral and Khanal.   They all fall under the Ghrita Kaushik Gotra.

    A silver-embossed letter mentions that on Shri Shake 1192 Magh 5 (BS 1327, 1270 A.D.), Khas King Acchhya Malla Dev (the eldest son of Emperor Jitari Malla, the son of Ashok Malla, the most powerful King of the then Sijja kingdom of medieval Nepal) gave the ownership of Nepa village to Sarbagyadhar Pundit. Since he was the owner of Nepa, Sarbhagyadar (and his descendants) were known to be NEPAL. Before that our ancestors were used to be called the "Thari Pundit".

    Thus the surname "NEPAL" falls under Kaushikadi Family which started in Nepa (Dullu, Dailekh district, Bheri zone of Nepal). The exact religious place is Sirasthaan Dewata (Dullu Jwalaji) near Dullu Bijaynagar (see the pictures alongside). It is worth to know that there are 284 surnames among the Khas Brahmans and "Nepal" is one of them.

    Daibupadhya Nepal, the younger son of Sarbagyadhar Pundit Nepal left Dullu and entered Sardehawa, Palpa in Ashwin 1378 BS. His elder brother Dhaibupadhya Nepal went to Sipa Mandan, Jhiltung.