Basnet

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Kaji Abhiman Singh Basnyat, a Basnet noble

Basnet (Nepali: बस्नेत) with ancient spelling Basnyat (Nepali: बस्न्यात) is a surname belonging to Kshetri caste in Nepal.[1]

Basnet clans[change | change source]

Some of the Basnet clans are Shreepali Basnet, Khapatari Basnet, Khulal Basnet, Lamichhane Basnet and others.

Shreepali Basnet[change | change source]

Shreepali Basnet is clan among Basnet. They claim Bharadwaj Gotra. This clan was politically significant than other Basnet clans. Shivaram Singh Basnyat, the commander of Gorkhali forces belonged to Shreepali Basnet clan.[2] Abhiman Singh Basnet was a minister of Kshetri caste.[3]

Khapatari Basnet[change | change source]

Khapatari/Khabatari Basnet is another clan among Basnets. They claim Kaushik Gotra.[4] Khabatari claim their lineage to Raghuvanshi King Ram. Some of the Khabatari Basnets were warriors in the Nepalese Army. Colonel Pahalman Singh Basnyat of this clan was awarded with the title of "Shree 1" prefix. General Singha Bahadur Basnyat, the Chief of Nepalese Army belonged to this clan.

Notable Basnets[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. Subba, Tanka Bahadur (1989). Dynamics of a hill society: Nepalis in Darjeeling and Sikkim Himalayas. Mittal Publications. ISBN 9788173041143. Some of the Chhetri clans are Adhikari, Baniya, Basnet, Bist, Bohra, Bura or Burathoki, Gharti, Karki, Khadka, Khatri, Khulal, Mahat, Raut, Rana, Roka, Thapa, etc.
  2. Hamal 1995, p. 182.
  3. Regmi 1975, p. 73.
  4. "list-of-gotra". Retrieved 2017-03-10.