Kingdom of Kantipur

Kantipur (from kanti light, pur city) was a medieval kingdom in the Malla confederacy[1] of Nepal. The name of the kingdom was derived from the Sanskrit name of its capital city, now known as Kathmandu.

Kingdom of Kantipur
कान्तिपुर देय्
1484–1768
Common languagesNepal Bhasa
Religion
Hinduism, Buddhism
King 
• 1484–1520
Ratna Malla
• 1560–1574
Mahendra Malla
• 1735–1768
Jayaprakash Malla
History 
• Established
1484
1768
Succeeded by
Kathmandu

HistoryEdit

The kingdom started after king Jayayakshya Malla divided his kingdom so that his sons could be the rulers of their own kingdom. After its formation, the kingdom replaced Bhaktapur as the main trading center.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "three medieval kingdom of kathmandu valley".

Coordinates: 27°42′N 85°20′E / 27.700°N 85.333°E / 27.700; 85.333