Soma dynasty

Soma dynasty (Nepali: सोम वंश; c. 205 – c. 305) was a Hindu dynasty that ruled the present-day Kathmandu Valley, in central Nepal.[1][2]

It was founded by Nimistakar Barma (sometimes referred to as Nimish I) in 205 CE, after the fall of the Kirata Kingdom.[1][3] In 305, the dynasty was succeeded by the Licchavi dynasty.[4][5]




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