Komal Rajya Lakshmi Devi Shah

Queen Komal – The last Queen of Nepal

Komal Rajya Lakshmi Devi Shah was born into a noble family in Nepal on 18 February 1951. She had an older sister, Aishwarya, who was born two years before her. Both sisters would marry royals and hold the title of Queen during their lifetimes. Little did they know that Komal would be the last Queen [read more]

Aishwarya of Nepal

Lost Kingdoms – Kingdom of Nepal

After several decades of rivalry between several Kingdoms, the Kingdom of Nepal was unified in the late 18th century under Prithvi Narayan Shah, the ruler of the principality of Gorkha. He had several wives, Indra Kumari Devi, Narendra Rajya Lakshmi Devi, Icchavati Devi and Dayavati Devi. Not much is known about them. The mother of [read more]

Devyani Rana

Devyani Rana – The princess of thorns

Written by Paridhi Sinha. In 1786, when King Prithvi Narain Shah had started his campaign for the reunification of Nepal, it was predicted that his blood would rule Nepal only for 11 generations. Fast forward to June 1, 2001, in the Narayanhity Royal Palace, Kathmandu, King Birendra Shah, the eleventh generation descendant of King Prithvi [read more]