The Gopalbanshi rulers were a dynasty that ruled Nepal during the ancient period. They were a Hindu dynasty and were known for their military prowess and their patronage of the arts and culture.
According to legend, the Gopalbanshi dynasty was founded by a prince named Gopal, who was the son of a king named Janak. Gopal is said to have defeated the Kirantis, a Tibeto-Burman-speaking people who were the original inhabitants of the Kathmandu Valley, and established his rule over the region.
The Gopalbanshi rulers are credited with building many of the temples and monuments that can be found in Nepal today, including the Temple of the Living Goddess, the Pashupatinath Temple, and the Boudhanath Stupa. They were also great patrons of the arts and supported the development of literature, architecture, and sculpture.
The Gopalbanshi dynasty ruled Nepal for several centuries, until they were succeeded by the Mahishapalas, another Hindu dynasty. Despite their long rule, little is known about the Gopalbanshi rulers, as they did not leave behind many written records. However, their legacy can still be seen in the cultural and architectural treasures that they left behind.