History Of Chimkhola
History of Chimkhola village
- History and introduction of Chimkhola village (written by Mr Prembahadur Pun Chimkhola).
- Mythology, history, fact and fiction.
Chimkhola is a Village Development Committee in Myagdi District in the Dhawalagiri Zone of western-central Nepal. At the time of the 1991 Nepal census it had a population of 1456 people residing in 270 individual households.
Sheer Gaun was the name of the present Chimkhola because there was no habitation until BS 1995. Sheer means head and nobody lived beyond that Sheer Gaun that’s why it was called Sheer Gaun.
The area had a huge forest and a river (now Bagarkhola) which flowed in the middle of the forest. The forest was so dense that even in daylight the area was dark (chim) and as there was a river (khola), people started to call the area Chimkhola. When people started to live in MANGALEKHANE there was no longer the Sheer Gaun so the Sheer Gaun started to be called CHIMKHOLA.
With 8925 hectares, 77% of land is covered with the river and the forest. The remaining land is cultivated. Chimkhola Gaun is at the heart of a sloppy mountain beneath the shady Raniban. This is where gazelles, deers', tigers, leopards, bears and many birds share the common habitat. It is beautiful and calm in the morning, has a fabulous successful day and it has a safe and secure night.
It shares its border with Bega, Baduk, Dowa, Dana, Ghasa, Lete, Kobang, and Marpha in the east and East North, Darmija in the South, Pakhapani in the west and Mangale in the North West. There are many places that have everlasting beauty like: Panidakne Dada, Dhaketera Dada, Raghuganga, Bagarkhola, Chhabek chhahara and many more natural beautiful and attractive places near Chimkhola. These can fascinate any nature loving human towards to Chimkhola.
Chimkhola is very popular for its natural resources. It has many herbal medicines like Yarcha Gumba, Pach Amale Silaji and many more. You can also obtain wild honey from the caves in Chimkhola.
More history of Chimkhole Pun and Dagnami Garbuja
In 1560 BS (1504 AD), when there used to many tiny Baiyesaand Chaubesi Rajya(state). Then Thakuri Dynesty, King Dibambam Malla had his administrative offices at Benighat and his capital was Dholthan (it was in the north of Beni Bazaar and now is called Pulachaur VDC). Security was the main subject, as many disputes rose between these tiny sates often so any unknown faces were strictly watched. One day two new guys (definitely Magar, Sala Bhena) brother in laws at Benighat used their magical power to cook food and the king knew this through his detectives. They were then summoned by the king and asked to perform their Magical powers. Then they asked for a big log and a small log, placed the bigger log on the floor and used the small log with a sharpened point by rotating it to produce the fire. Probably the king felt that these men had some magical power and would be useful for his state so the king himself served them and gave clothes as well as shelter but no one knew where they came from? Who they were ? Whatever their race, they were definitely Magar. The king proclaimed from today onward you are Brahmin (Tin Sare Janai) and called one SUKARE and other LAMICHHANE. They were married with local Thakuri girls but they remained passive for one year with no miracles. So, the king banished them but Sukare Brahmin had a child that his name kept “Pune” then now adays his generation becomes “Pun” and Lamichhane’s wife was pregnant (petma or Garbe) who was in Garva ma then he was called “Garbe”. Nowadays known as a Garbuja. The King Debambam Malla sent them to north part of his dynasty which was called “Dafe Charan” Then they went to BUGLO (now is in Dagnam VDC) started living there but the life was very difficult since they lacked materials and other things. They used leaves, to make houses and wood to make dishes. With bow-arrow, spade, etc hunted the animals, birds trapped in liso (sticy fluid obtained from plant), honeybee hunted at tree trunks and hills, tasted every fruits and edibles as tusa, cheu, chitro, genomandro, kafal, gofla, ghayalu, aaiselu, etc. and started to move from one place to other, in due reached to Darmija and Chimkhola. Also the problem of marriage arose so they started marrying between the Sukares and Lamichhanes, even today similar ritual is found in the Magar society. So, by 1800 BS the fifth or sixth generation Sukare and Lamichhane reached Chimkhola, even some decades ago people from Chimkhola came to Buglo (around five hours walk from Chimkhola to Buglo) to cultivate according to our grandparents.Who settled first in Chimkhola is still not known. Making an assumption we can say that Sukare/ Pun were first as their number is still more and grandparents too claim that MAKHAN PUN was the first to arrive in Chimkhola. Whereas RUPAL GARBUJA had claimed Dagnam and Darmija as a territory. Slowly people came from neighboring villages and now are inhabited by Pun, Garbuja, Tilija, Paija, Roka, Purja, Buddhathoki, Phagami, Pahare Pun, Chochange, Buduja, Thakuri, Thakali, Sarki, Kami/ BK, Darji.
Why Chimkhole Pun and Dagname Garbuja do not take buffulo meat or bhaisi ko masu ?
The reason behind Chimkhole Pun and Dagnami Garbuja are not eating buffolo meat (Bhaisi ko masu) as their mothers were Thakurnis and King Debambam Malla had given them Tin Sare Janai therefore they are still not taking “Bhaisi ko masu”. Chimkhole Pun’s Gotra is and Dagnami Garbuja is Gotra is Garbe Gotra and Shakha is Kausila Shakha.
Why Chimkhole Garbuja known by Thapa or when they began to start to write their cast from Gabuja to Thapa ?
The reason behind why Chimkhole Garbuja known by Thapa is, a long long time ago in Nepal, if people married intercast their cast shifted to higher or lower class for example: a Braman married to Chhetri women their cast shifted to lower and became a Khatri, if a Thakuri married to Braman woman their cast shifted to Hamal and if a Magar married to Thakuri women their cast shifted to higher and became a Thapa. Chimkhole Garbuja's Great Great Grand mother was also Thakuri who married to a Magar therefore Chimkhole Garbuja began to write their cast as Thapa since BS 2014 saal when Gyan Primary school was established. The following teachers began to register as a Thapa in the school's register book when Garbuja's children came to school for study they were: Jamdar Narbahadur (Garbuja) Thapa, Habildar Birbahadur (Garbuja) Thapa and Habildar Gambahadur Garbuja (Tibankhola Kalo hardar baje)