Prithivi Jayanti: Today, the 300th birth anniversary of King Prithvi Narayan Shah is being commemorated around the country through a number of festivities.
Every year on Poush 27 of the lunar calendar, the event is commemorated. Prithivi Jayanti
On 27 Poush 1779 BS, Prithvi Narayan Shah was born in Gorkha to King Narabhupal Shah and Queen Kaushalyavati. On Chait 25, 1799 BS, Prithvi Narayan was crowned King. Previously, Nepal was divided into 52 principalities. After becoming king, Prithvinarayan was able to extend Nepal’s border from Tista in the east to the Chepe River in the west. Following Prithvinarayan’s death, his successors worked to extend the state of Nepal to the fort of Kangada in the west.
In 1801 BS, Prithvi Narayan Shah captured Nuwakot. He conquered the Kathmandu Valley twenty-five years later, in 1826 BS. Prithvi Narayan Shah expanded the country’s limits after conquering the Nepal Valley.
Today marks the 300th anniversary of Prithvi Narayan Shah’s birth, which is being commemorated with a variety of events across the country. Various programs have been planned for the occasion by Nepal Pragya Pratisthan, Nepal Lalit Kala Pratisthan, Nepal Sangeet, and Natya Pragya Pratisthan, as well as the Cultural Undertaking.
Similarly, different organizations are holding various programs across the country to commemorate Prithivi Jayanti and National Unity Day.