Bagale Thapa

Khas Kshatriya clan of Thapa

Bagale Thapa or Bagalya Thapa (Nepali: बगाले थापा/बगाल्या थापा) is a prominent Kshatriya clan within Khas Thapa.[1] Bagale Thapa belong to Atreya Gotra and Suryavansha (solar) dynasty in Hinduism. They trace their ancestry to legendary Khas King Kalu Thapa since Saka Era 1111 or Vikram Samvat 1246.[2] Bagale Thapa were powerful family while living at Jumla[1] as per Gorkha Rajbanshawali, the Royal Genealogy of Gorkha Kingdom.

Bagale Thapa /Bagalya Thapa
बगाले थापा/बगाल्या थापा
Total population
unknown
Regions with significant populations
   Nepal
Languages
Nepali language (Khas Kura)
Religion
Hinduism with ancestral and tutelary deities
Coat of arms of Kshatriya Bagale Thapa clan
Nishankalika Flag of Bagale Thapa clan used as war flag to obtain victory
King Kalu Thapa Kshatri, ancestor of all Bagale Thapa Kshatriyas

Bada Kaji Amar Singh Thapa belonged to this clan.[3] Prime Minister Bhimsen Thapa, the grandson of Kaji Birbhadra Thapa, also belonged to this clan.[1] His niece Lalit Tripura Sundari and nephew Mathabarsingh Thapa went on to become Queen and Prime Minister of Nepal respectively.[4][2] War commander Ujir Singh Thapa[2], General Ranabir Singh Thapa and Colonel Bakhtawar Singh Thapa also belonged to this clan being family members of PM Bhimsen Thapa.[4][5]

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BooksEdit

  • Pradhan, K.L. (2012), Thapa Politics in Nepal: With Special Reference to Bhimsen Thapa
  • Hamal, Lakshman (1995), Military history of Nepal
  • Acharya, Baburam (2012 BS), Shri Janaral Bhimsen ra Tinko Tatkalin Uthan Tatha Patan Check date values in: |year= (help)