National Heroes / Personalities / Luminaries of Nepal

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National Heroes / Personalities / Luminaries of Nepal

National Heroes of Nepal is only offered a Nepalese people for their contributions to the pride of the nation is it in religious, cultural or economic reforms, wartime bravery, to the cause of democracy, literature, architecture.

National heroes of Nepal is also known as the national hero of Nepal, Nepali national heroes of Nepal,  national personalities of Nepal,  national luminaries of Nepal. We have here in this page about example national heroes of Nepal with photos of national heroes of Nepal. You can get national heroes of Nepal research information. Get the list of national personalities of Nepal. or Find here list of national luminaries of Nepal. All names of our national personalities of Nepal is given below with their contribution. There are national and international personalities of Nepal.

Nepal has given birth to many great people who have made great contributions in different fields. They are regarded as our national personalities. The Government of Nepal has declared such great people as the National Heroes. Let’s discuss briefly and learn about each of them.


An individual man or a woman, who has had contributed significantly to the development, well-being, welfare, name and fame of his or her country and people, is called a national hero. Nepal has produced many such great personalities who have had made exemplary contributions in different areas. Our country has declared some of them as the ‘National Heroes’ (Rashtriya Bibhuti). We should always remember and respect them.

Throughout the history of Nepal, various persons have contributed to the nation. Because of their contribution to the nation and society, they are respected as the “National luminaries (sapnta). Some of them gave up their lives, and others their labor, knowledge and property for the nation and its art and literature. There are innumerable persons in our county whom we remember as important persons. Among them, a very few are listed as being the national luminaries. A committee, chaired by Bal Krishna Sama, had declared 13 persons as the national luminaries in 2018 BS. In the 2050s, two other persons have been included in the list: Pasang Lhamu Sherpa (2055) and Shankhdhar Shakhwa (2056). In 2066, Kirat Mahaguru, Falgunananda has also been included in the list of national luminaries. Now, all together, seventeen (17) persons have been declared the national luminaries. The following is the brief introduction to each of them.

Name list of National Heroes / Personalities / Luminaries of Nepal

  1. King Janak
  2. Sita
  3. Amshuverma
  4. King Ram Shah
  5. Amar Singh Thapa
  6. Pasang Lhamu Sherpa
  7. Mahaguru Falgunanda (Kirat)
  8. BalBhadra Kunwar
  9. Bhimsen Thapa
  10. Arniko
  11. King Tribhuvan Shah
  12. King Prithivi Narayan Shah
  13. Gautam Buddha
  14. Bhanubhakta Acharya
  15. Moti Ram Bhatta
  16. Sankhadhar Sakkwa

National heroes of Nepal and their Contribution to the Nepal

  1. Sage Janak: national luminaries of Nepal 

King janak name of national heroes luminaries personalities of Nepal pictures photosJanak was the king of Mithila, known as Janakpur these days; he was a religious and spiritual-minded person and a follower of Brahma. He was a learned man, a sage and a promoter of spiritual philosophy. He gave more importance to the soul (Atma) than to body (deh or sarir). Hence, he was called ‘Bideha’ and his kingdom ‘Baidehi’. He was a great devotee of Brahma. He lived his life as a sage, always studying religious books and philosophy. He gave more importance to soul and spirit than the mere physical body. He had great respect of intellectuals, sages, Yogis, and pundits. He patronized many intellectuals, including women. Maitreyi and Gargi were notable women intellectuals who graced his court. In his court, he used to have discussions and debates among sages and intellectuals on religion, Bhakti (devotion), Moksha (salvation), scriptures (Shruti), and civic policies (Neeti).

During his period, all the people in his state were happy, prosperous and secure. During the reign of king Janak, Mithila was the center for knowledge and learning. He used to give high respect to learned people. His court used to have great philosophers like Aruni, Yagyavalkya, Gargi, Maitreyi etc. He had developed ancient Mithila as a center for intellectual exercises. Art, literature, language, philosophy, culture and civilization were promoted during his rule. He greatly contributed to the name and glory of ancient Nepal. Therefore, he was famous in the ancient Mithila region as well as across the entire Bharatvarsha (the greater India).

  1. Sita: National luminaries of Nepal 

goddess sita name of national heroes luminaries personalities of Nepal pictures photosSita was the daughter of king Janak and wife of Lord Rama. She is also called Janaki. Hindus worship her as Janaki Mata (Goddess Janaki). It is believed that King Janak found her while ploughing the field. She grew up as a foster daughter of King Janak. She was a virtuous and ideal person of the ancient world. She is respected for her personal character, toleration and patience. She was an ideal person with full of virtues. It is believed that she never compromised her virtue even if she suffered many difficulties in her life.

She was married to Lord Ram. She symbolizes the character of an ideal woman: tolerant, wise, pure, virtuous, courageous and dignified. Hindus from all over the world pay very high respect to her. They worship her as a devout wife of Ram and as the goddess, Janaki Mata. Mithila of Nepal is popular in the Hindu scripts because of Sita Mata. There is a famous Ram Janaki Mandir in Janakpur.

  1. Gautam Buddha: national luminaries of Nepal 

Gautam Buddha was born in Lumbini in 563 BC. He is a great son of Nepal. He was born to King Suddodhana and Queen Mayadevi of Kapilbastu. He was born in Lumbini, Nepal. After years of meditation, he attained enlightenment; thus, he became the Buddha or the Enlightened one. He got enlightened and became Buddha. He preached Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Paths. Love, compassion, non­violence, kindness, right conduct and tolerance are some of his teachings.

His teachings and principles are known as Buddhism. Lumbini is the source and inspiration of peace in the world. He preached peace, non-violence, and sympathy for fellow beings. Everyone respects him as the founder of peace and non-violence. His principles are more useful in the present day society as they care for lasting peace and promote tolerance. After he got Nirvana, a new religion as Buddhism founded. To-day, Buddhism is one of the major religions in the world. Buddha is also known as the light of Asia. He made Nepal known all over the world. Lumbini, where he was born has become a popular pilgrimage site and a center of tourism in Nepal.

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    1. you can search the picture of amshuverma and bhrikuti on internet . if not ,you may find it on different books.

  1. Ridiculous how Janak and Sita became heroes of nepal .
    Those characters were created by some mythology hindu writer .