Shreepali Basnet

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Shreepali Basnet /Sirupali Basnet
श्रीपाली बस्नेत/सिरुपाली बस्नेत

Senapati Shivaram Singh Basnyat.jpg Abhiman Singh Basnet.jpg


Keharsingh Basnyat (cropped).jpgKirtiman Singh Basnyat (cropped).jpg
Above: Shivaram Singh Basnyat · Abhiman Singh Basnyat
Below: Kehar Singh Basnyat · Kirtiman Singh Basnyat
Total population
unknown
Regions with significant populations
   Nepal
Languages
Nepali language (Khas Kura)
Religion
Hinduism with ancestral and tutelary deities

Shreepali Basnet (Nepali: श्रीपाली बस्नेत) or Sripali Basnet, sometimes spelled as Sirupali is a prominent Hindu Kshatriya (Kshetri) clan in Nepal. It is a clan among Basnets. A branch of Shreepalis were prominent nobles and warriors of the Gorkha Kingdom.

History[change | change source]

Shreepalis were said to have came from Jumla Kingdom. Shreepalis were involved in the administration of the Gorkha Kingdom. Shivaram Singh Basnyat, the commander of Gorkhali forces belonged to Shreepali Basnet in clan.[1]

Tradition[change | change source]

They claim to belong to Bharadwaja Gotra. They worship "Sishakoti Mahadev", "Veerabhadra" and "Mahakali" as their Kul Deuta (clan deity) and Aradhe Devi "Dakshinkali" as Ista Deuta (kinly deity).

References[change | change source]

  1. Hamal 1995, p. 182.