The pre-medieval period in Nepal refers to the time before the medieval period, which is generally considered to have begun in the 9th century AD. The pre-medieval period in Nepal is marked by the rule of several dynasties, including the Gopalas, the Mahishapalas, the Kiratbanshi kings, and the Licchavis.
During the pre-medieval period, Nepal was a Hindu kingdom and was influenced by both Indian and Tibetan culture. The country had strong cultural and trade ties with its neighbors, and its rulers were known for their military prowess and their patronage of the arts and culture.
The pre-medieval period in Nepal was marked by a flourishing of literature, architecture, and sculpture. Many of the temples and monuments that can be found in Nepal today were built during this time, including the Temple of the Living Goddess, the Pashupatinath Temple, and the Boudhanath Stupa.
The pre-medieval period in Nepal came to an end in the 9th century AD, when the Malla dynasty came to power and began the medieval period. However, the legacy of the pre-medieval period lives on in the cultural and architectural treasures that were left behind and in the traditions and customs that were passed down to future generations.