Kathmandu, Nepal, January 11, 2022: The 300th birth anniversary of late King Prithvi Narayan Shah, which is popularly known as Prithivi Jayanti, is being observed across the country including in Kathmandu on Tuesday by organizing various programs.
Though the event used to be celebrated every year on Poush 27 of the lunar calendar as late Prithvi Narayan Shah was born on 27 Poush 1779 BS in Gorkha to King Narabhupal Shah and Queen Kaushalyavati, the pro-royalists forces are preparing to mark the 300th birth anniversary late king Prithivinarayan Shah with much more fanfare.
It is said that pro-royalists forces are going to organize rallies in Kathmandu valley to make special the 300th birth anniversary of late King Prithivi Narayan Shah. Sources also claimed that deposed Kink Gyanendra Shah has also scheduled to garland at the statue of late King Prithivinarayan Shaha kept at in front of the main gate of Singhdurbar, the secretariat headquarter of the Nepal government.
The event is taken manfully from different sectors as this will be the first event after the country declared as the federal republic country by abolishing the Shah dynasty. It is said that Hundreds of thousand pro-royalists would participate in the rallies.
Prithivinarayan Shaha is consisted as the founding father of modern Nepal. He succeeded in extending the border of Nepal from Tista in the east to the Chepe River in the west after he became the King on Chaitra 25, 1799 BS by uniting the 52 principalities into his Gorkha state. After the demise of Prithvi Narayan, his successors had also succeeded to expand the Gorkha state to the fort of Kangada in the west.