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Order of Gorkha Dakshina Bahu

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Country  Nepal
First awarded  1896
Type  Order
Awarded for  Valuable service to Nepal.
Description  1st Class to 5th Class, plus a medal
Established  1896, revived 7 September 1932

The Most Puissant Order of the Gorkha Dakshina Bahu (Order of the Gurkha Right Arm or Hand) is an order of knighthood of Nepal. It is one of the highest honors given traditionally by the king and now the president. It can be awarded to both the military and civilians, including foreign nationals, for the distinguished contribution to the country in the field of arts, literature, sports, science, and social service.



The order was first instituted by King Prithvi Bir Bikram Shah Dev in 1896. The order was later revived and reformed on 7 September 1932 by King Tribhuvan Bir Bikram Shah Dev. Attached to the order is a medal instituted by King Tribhuvan in 1936. It is the oldest order in Nepal.


The ribbon of the order is officially saffron, usually found as a darker red shade.


The Order of Gorkha Dakshina Bahu has five classes and a medal:

  • Member First Class (Suprasidha-Prabala-Gorkha-Dakshina-Bahu)
  • Member Second Class (Prasidha-Prabala-Gorkha-Dakshina-Bahu)
  • Member Third Class (Suprabala-Gorkha-Dakshina-Bahu)
  • Member Fourth Class (Prabala-Gorkha-Dakshina-Bahu)
  • Member Fifth Class (Gorkha-Dakshina-Bahu)
  • Medal (Gorkha-Dakshina-Bahu-Padak)
  • References

    Order of Gorkha Dakshina Bahu Wikipedia

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