Nepal National Anthem

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Anthem History

Rastriya Gaan ("May Glory Crown You, Courageous Sovereign" or "May Glory Crown Our Illustrious Sovereign"), adopted in 1962, is a hommage to the ruler of Nepal and the country's national anthem. The music is composed by Bakhat Bahadur Budhapirthi in 1899, and the lyrics are by Sri Chakra Pani Chalise in 1924.

Anthem Lyrics

Rastriya Gaan



Shri mân gumbhira nepâli prachanda pratâpi bhupati


Shri pânch sarkâr mahârâjâdhirâja ko sadâ rahos unnati


Rakhun chirâyu eeshale prajâ phailiyos pukâraun jaya premale


Hâmi nepâli bhaee sârâle.

Anthem Lyrics English

May glory crown you, courageous Sovereign,


You, the gallant Nepalese,


Shri Pansh Maharajadhiraja, our glorious ruler,


May he live for many years to come


And may the number of his subjects increase.


Let every Nepalese sing this with joy.

Nepal Flag

Nepal Flag

Flag History The only flag in the world that is not rectangular or square. The two triangles represent the Himalaya Mountains and they also stand for two religions, Hinduism and Buddhism. Crimson is the national color of Nepal. The moon and sun originally symbolized families of the king and the prime minister, and the wish that the nation might live as long as these celestial bodies.
Flag Date of Adoption 1928
Flag Symbolism red with a blue border around the unique shape of two overlapping right triangles; the smaller, upper triangle bears a white stylized moon and the larger, lower triangle bears a white 12-pointed sun

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