Shrestha

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Shrēṣṭha is a Nepalese surname meaning "noble” or "great” in Sanskrit.wikipedia
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Shresthas

ShresthaChatharīyaChatharīya Srēstha
Shrestha may also refer to the Newar caste of Shresthas who prior to the unification of modern Nepal formed the ruling and administrative Kshatriya castes in the court of the Malla kings of Nepal.
It is believed that the word Srēṣṭha is derived from the Newar word Śeśyah, which itself is derivation of a Sanskrit word Sista meaning 'noble', although literal meaning of the word also translated to 'best or important.' "Shrestha" itself was later adopted as the specific family surname by members of this high-caste Hindu group, although there are over 50 other recognized surnames of Srēṣṭhas.

Lhasa Newar

Lhasa Newar (trans-Himalayan traders)Lhasa Newar merchantsNewar merchants
They also counted among them the trading and business Vaishya castes, and were the pre-eminent traders in between Nepal and Tibet.
There were also many Shresthas and Maharjans among them.

Gangalal Shrestha

Ganga Lal Shrestha
Ganga Lal was born to father Bhakta Lal and mother Mohani kumari Shrestha in a well-to-do family.

Ganesh Lal Shrestha

Ganesh Lal was born in Bhimphedi, Makwanpur District to father Madhav Lal and mother Chandra Kumari Shrestha.

Jagat Lal Master

Jagat Lal Shrestha
His father and mother were Shyam Krishna and Ratna Maya Shrestha.

Nepalis

NepaliNepaleseNepalese people
Shrēṣṭha is a Nepalese surname meaning "noble” or "great” in Sanskrit.

Sanskrit

Sanskrit languageClassical SanskritSkt.
Shrēṣṭha is a Nepalese surname meaning "noble” or "great” in Sanskrit.

Kshatriya

KshatriyasKshatriaKsatria
Shrestha may also refer to the Newar caste of Shresthas who prior to the unification of modern Nepal formed the ruling and administrative Kshatriya castes in the court of the Malla kings of Nepal.

Malla (Kathmandu Valley)

MallaMalla DynastyNepal
Shrestha may also refer to the Newar caste of Shresthas who prior to the unification of modern Nepal formed the ruling and administrative Kshatriya castes in the court of the Malla kings of Nepal. After the unification of Nepal, Shresthas took up business and trading since their former positions as administrators and courtiers of the royal Malla court was supplanted by the invading Gorkha forces mainly of the Khas tribe.

Vaishya

VaishyasVanikaVysya
They also counted among them the trading and business Vaishya castes, and were the pre-eminent traders in between Nepal and Tibet.

Tibet

TibetanGreater TibetThibet
They also counted among them the trading and business Vaishya castes, and were the pre-eminent traders in between Nepal and Tibet.

Gurkha

GorkhaGurkhasGorkhas
After the unification of Nepal, Shresthas took up business and trading since their former positions as administrators and courtiers of the royal Malla court was supplanted by the invading Gorkha forces mainly of the Khas tribe.

Khas people

KhasKhas communityKhas Arya
After the unification of Nepal, Shresthas took up business and trading since their former positions as administrators and courtiers of the royal Malla court was supplanted by the invading Gorkha forces mainly of the Khas tribe.

Newar language

Nepal BhasaNewariNewar
"Syasya" also means 'warrior' in Nepal Bhasa.

Gorkha Kingdom

GorkhaGorkhaliNepal
They took a prominent role in the governance and administration of the nation and fought against the Gorkha invasion.

Mughal Empire

MughalMughalsMughal India
They also bravely contributed to protect their country Nepal from external powers like the Mughal.