County marks Prithivi Jayanti

Kathmandu (Rashtriya Samachar Samiti): The birth anniversary of Prithvinarayan Shah, who unite the country, is being celebrated all over the country by organizing various programs today.

Prithvinarayan’s 300th birth anniversary is being celebrated this year. Prithvinarayan Shah was born in 1779 BS in Gorkha to King Narabhupal Shah and Queen Kaushalyavati.

Prithvinarayan became the king in 1799 BS. Before that, Nepal was divided into 52 small states. After Prithvinarayan became king, he succeeded in extending the border of Nepal from Tista in the east to Chepe river in the west. After the demise of Prithvinarayan, his successor has a history of extending the state of Nepal to the fort Kangada in the west.

Prithvinarayan Shah conquered Nuwakot in 1801 BS. Twenty-five years later, in 1826, the Kathmandu Valley was conquered. After conquering the Nepal Valley, Prithvinarayan Shah extended the borders of the country by conquering Chaudandi Vijaypur in the east.

Today, the 300th birth anniversary of Prithvinarayan Shah is being celebrated with various programs across the country.

There is a program organized by Nepal Pragya Pratisthan, Nepal Lalit Kala Pratisthan, Nepal Sangeet and Natya Pragya Pratisthan and Cultural Institute.

Similarly, various cultural glimpses of Nepal will be presented at the Jamal-based National Dance Hall at 2.30 pm. Similarly, other organizations are also celebrating Prithvi Jayanti across the country by organizing various programs.