Large parts of the following description are from the Wikipedia entry for the Malla Kings.

The Malla Dynasty was the ruling dynasty of Kathmandu Valley in Nepal, from the 12th to the 18th century. At that time only the Kathmandu Valley and surrounding region was known as Nepal or Nepal Mandala. In the late 15th century, the Kathmandu Valley was divided into three kingdoms of Bhaktapur (Bhadgaon), Kathmandu (Kantipur) and Patan (Lalitpur). The Malla dynasty came to an end in 1769 when Prithvi Narayan Shah of Gorkha invaded the valley, thus inaugurating the Shah dynasty of Nepal.

The three main cities in the Kathmandu Valley are:

  1. Kantipur (City of Glory, later Kathmandu)
  2. Lalitpur (City of Fine Arts, later Patan)
  3. Bhaktapur (City of Devotees)

Malla rulers of the whole Kathmandu valley

  1. Ari Deva c.1201 - 1216
  2. Ranasura c.1216
  3. Abhaya Malla c.1216 - 1235
  4. Jayadeva Malla c.1235 - 1258
  5. Jayabhima Deva c.1258 - 1271
  6. Jayasimha Malla c.1271 - 1274
  7. Ananta Malla c.1274 - 1310
  8. Jayananada Deva c.1310 - 1320
  9. Jayari Malla c.1320 - 1344
  10. Jayarudra Malla c.1320 - 1326
  11. Jayaraja Deva c.1347 - 1361
  12. Jayarjuna Malla c.1361 - 1382
  13. Jayasthiti Malla c.1382 - 1395
  14. Jayajyotir Malla c.1395 - 1428
  15. Jayakiti Malla c.1395 - 1403
  16. Jayadharma Malla c.1395 - 1408
  17. Jayayakshya Malla c.1428 - 1482

Malla rulers of Kantipur (Kathmandu)

  1. Ratna Malla 1482 - 1520
  2. Surya Malla 1520 - 1530
  3. Amara Malla 1530 - 1538
  4. Narendra Malla 1538 - 1560
  5. Mahendra Malla 15601574
  6. Sadashiva Malla 15741583
  7. Shivasimha Malla 15831620
  8. Lakshminarasimha Malla 1620 - 1641
  9. Pratap Malla 1641 - 1674
  10. Chakravartendra Malla 1669
  11. Mahipatendra Malla 1670
  12. Jayanripendra Malla 1674 - 1680
  13. Parthivendra Malla 1680 - 1687
  14. Bhupalendra Malla 1687 - 1700
  15. Bhaskara Malla 1700 - 1714
  16. Mahendrasimha Malla 1714 - 1722
  17. Jagajjaya Malla 1722 - 1736
  18. Jaya Prakash Malla 1736 - 1746, 1750 - 1768
  19. Jyoti Prakash Malla 1746 - 1750

Malla rulers of Lalitpur

  1. Purandara Simha c.1580 - 1600
  2. Harihara Simha c.1600 - 1609
  3. Shiva Simha (King of Kantipur) 1609 - 1620
  4. Siddhi Narasimha 1620 - 1661
  5. Srinivasa Malla 1661 - 1685
  6. Yoga Narendra Malla 1685 - 1705
  7. Loka Prakash Malla 1705 - 1706
  8. Indra Malla (Purandara Malla) 1706 - 1709
  9. Vira Narasimha Malla 1709
  10. Vira Mahindra Malla 1709 - 1715
  11. Riddhi Narasimha 1715 - 1717
  12. Mahindra Simha (King of Kantipur) 1717 - 1722
  13. Yoga Prakash Malla 1722 - 1729
  14. Vishnu Malla 1729 - 1745
  15. Rajya Prakash Malla 1745 - 1758
  16. Vishvajit Malla 1758 - 1760
  17. Jaya Prakash Malla (King of Kantipur) 1760 - 1761, 1763 - 1764
  18. Ranajit Malla (King of Bhaktapur) 1762 - 1763
  19. Dala Mardan Shah 1764 - 1765
  20. Tej Narasimha Malla 1765 - 1768

Malla rulers of Bhaktapur

  1. Raya Malla 1482 - 1519
  2. Prana Malla 1519 - 1547
  3. Vishva Malla 1547 - 1560
  4. Trailokya Malla 1560 - 1613
  5. Jagajjyoti Malla 1613 - 1637
  6. Naresha Malla 1637 - 1644
  7. Jagat Prakasha Malla 1644 - 1673
  8. Jitamitra Malla 1673 - 1696
  9. Bhupatindra Malla 1696 - 1722
  10. Ranajit Malla 1722 - 1769

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Malla Kings

Close-up Statue Parthivendra Malla
Close-up of the statue of the Parthivendra Malla family in Kathmandu Durbar Square. (592k)
Statue King Bhupatindra Malla
Statue of King Bhupatindra Malla, worshiping the Goddess Taleju on a column in front of the Lu Dhowka (Golden Gate) in Bhaktapur Durbar Square. (574k)
Close-up Statue King Yoga
Close-up of the statue of King Yoga Narendra Malla, in Namaste, worshiping the Goddess Taleju in front of the Royal Palace in Patan Durbar Square. (627k)

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