Founder of modern Nepal Prithivi Narayan Shah
Light of Asia Gautam Buddha
Reformer of Kirat Culture Mahaguru falgu nanda
Aadi Kavi Bhanubhanka Acharya
Founder of Nepal samvat Shankhadhar Sakhwa
Young Poet Motiram Bhatta
Bideha Janak
Balbahu Araniko
Grammarian King Amshuverma
First prime minister of Nepal Bhimsen Thapa

Pasang Lhamu Sherpa an important source of inspiration for the Nepalese women as Nepal is a very male dominant society where women are not encouraged to do extraordinary tasks. Although born in this kind of country, Pasang Lhamu Sherpa climbed the highest peak in the world, being first Nepali woman to do so, making people regret what they said. There were lots of people discouraging her but despite of all the complexions she had a straight eye in her goal and she had confidence that she could achieve her goal. Likewise, Nepali women regardless of all the discouragement and negativity in the society should go ahead to accomplish their goals to make their country proud.

According to me among the 16 eminent national figure of Nepal, I think Gautam Buddha contributed more for the nation because in this pursuit of mystery of the worlds sorrow and suffering, he left his royal luxuries, beautiful wife, young son and everything earthly to get enlightened. He taught the people that the truth of life is peace. He pursued justice and non-violence which had impact on the world and he became the apostle of peace in the world.
I would like to add Laxmi Prasad Devkota in the list of national figures because he contributed a lot in the field of literature and poetry. Laxmi Prasad Devkota brought the Sanskrit tradition to its end and by starting a modern romantic movement in the country. He was the first to begin writing epic poems in Nepali literature. Many of his poems focus on mundane elements of the human and the natural world. His poems such as "Ban", "Kisaan", "Baadal" show that he sought his poetic inspiration in the common place and proximal aspects of the world.
  • Amshuvarma: He was a famous king of Golden period-Lichhavi. He was good ruler and father of Bhrikuti who ruled over Nepal from Kailashkut Bhawan.
  • Tribhuwan: King Tribhuwan bet the throne, encouraged people to fight against Ranas and brought democracy in Nepal. He was determined to protect the rights of the people, multiparty democracy and hence he is called the father of nation.
The names of the great people who are recognized as National Heroes of our country are
  • King Janak
  • Sita
  • Amshuvarma
  • Gautama Buddha
  • Ram Shah
  • Prithivi Narayan Shah
  • Araniko
  • Amar Singh Thapa
  • Bhimshen Thapa
  • Balabhadra Kunwar
  • Bhanu Bhakta Acharya
  • Motiram Bhatta
  • King Tribhuwan
  • Sankhadhar Sakhwa
  • Pasang Lhamu Sherpa


Mike Whitney,
Sydney, Australia

Dear Mike,

I hope everything is fine there. I have not heard from you since a long time. However, according to your request, I am writing you to tell you about three national heroes of our country.

First, Bhanu Bhakta: He is the first poet of Nepal to write poems and articles in pure Nepali script. He translated the "Ramayana" into Nepali language so that normal Nepali people could read it. He has written many other books and poems also.

Bhimshen Thapa: He is one of the greatest warriors of our country. He fought bravely in many battles keeping the sovereignty and independence of our country. During his lifetime as a ruler, he also craved out steps for the development of military in the country. So, his period of rule is considered the golden age in the development of military strength in the country.

King Tribhuwan: He was the only king of Shah Dynasty who was able to give people freedom from the autocratic Rana rule. He kept his own dignity at stake to provide freedom to the people.

That is all about my country. Now I hope to hear about the national heroes of your country, too, so that I could know about your country as well. Hope to hear from you as soon as possible.
Yours sincerely

Sita (Janaki) was the daughter of King Janak. She was a wise, beautiful and devoted woman. She was married to prince Ram, the eldest son of Ayodhya. Ramayana, a famous Hindu epic, is the story of Ram and Sita. In Hinduism, Sita stands for pious lady, true devoted of her husband and as an ideal wife. Hindus worship Sita as a goddess, too.