Nepal Family
The Beginning

200,000 to 300,000 years ago

Homo Sapiens, the first modern humans, evolved and lived in eastern and southern Africa (pictured above).

70,000 to 100,000 years ago

The Homo sapiens began migrating from the African continent and populating parts of Europe and Asia. Some migrated to the Arctic region (pictured above), the original home of the Aryans.

12,000 to 15,000 years ago

Due to Ice Age glaciations, there was the Great Migration and 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 settled in Airyanem Vaejah (pictured above), location of the Aryan homeland (around Iranian plateau in central Asia).

1500 B.C.

Due to natural calamities, The Aryans then migrated and assimilated with the darker-skinned native population (the Dravidians) in the Indus River valley basin -Pakistan (pictured above).

1300 B.C. to 1000 B.C.

During this Rigvedic Period, our ancestors spread further east and south towards India intermixing with the existing population. The Khas people (our ancestors) moved northwest towards the Eastern Himalayas - the Northern Hills of Sindh and central Meru, Pamir Plateau, Ural and Chitral, the Hills of Jalandhar and Kashmir Valley (pictured above). The other group moved southwards and entered Central India.

700 B.C.

This was the period where elaborate priestly rituals (Brahmin) was established and the beginning of the caste system. Our ancestors then settled around West Badrinath (pictured above) for about 2000 years.

Medieval Nepal

13th Century A.D.

Parbat Pundit (56th generation) abandoned Badrinath and entered Sinja Valley (pictured above) in Jumla, Karnali Pradesh (Sinja Seridhuska village). His elder brother Subal Pundit stayed back in Badrinath. Sinja Valley is assumed to be the Capital city of the Western Malla or the Khas Kingdom. In the 14th century, the Khas Kingdom disintegrated into 22 small kingdoms known as "Baise Rajya."

1270 A.D.

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

14th Century A.D.

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 (pictured above), also known as Dullu Jwalaji (pictured below) near Dullu Bijaynagar. It is worth to know that there are 284 surnames among the Khas Brahmans and "Nepal" is one of them.

1321 A.D.

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

18th Century A.D.

Around 18th century A.D., Daansu and Taaru, the descendents of Daibupadhya, came from Maadi and lived in Myalpaani, Khasyauli. Daansu had two wives. The descendents of his first wife settled in Chaaptari and the descendents of his second wife settled in Myalpaani Khasyauli. When the place got congested, some went towards Kataharbaari and some remained in Myalpaani. The descendents of Taaru, younger brother of Daansu, were in Myalpaani, Paaghar (Maadi), and Khutlam, Palpa. Taari is pictured above.

19th-20th Century A.D.

Later, Taaru's grandson, Shiromani (my great grandfather's grandfather) also moved to Kataharbaari. Although most of the Nepals from Kataharbaari have their houses there, they now reside in Kathmandu, Rupandehi and other places. The above house in Taari kataharbaari is where my father grew up and I was born. I am the elder son of Mr. Rukmangat Nepal and late Mrs. Sabitra Nepal. Though I was born in Palpa, I grew up in Bhairahawa and studied in Kathmandu. My late grandparents lived in Shankarpur, Tilottama Municipality, Rupandehi district, Lumbini Zone (between Butwal and Bhairahawa) in Nepal.

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