Mortality: Nepal assassination

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Mortality: Nepal assassination Gender: N/A
born on 1 June 2001 at 22:40 (= 10:40 PM )
Place Katmandu, Nepal, 27n43, 85e19
Timezone LMT m85e19 (is local mean time)
Data source
Timed documented source, news
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 11°15' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 17°30 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 07°49'


Nepal’s royal family were killed in a shooting by the crown prince, Dipendra, who gunned down eight family member, apparently in a dispute over his choice of a bride. The Sunday Times, UK mentioned that gun fire was first heard "around 10:00 PM" on Friday night, though it seems to have stretched sporadically on till 11:00 PM or so. The dead included King Birendra, Queen Aiswarya, Prince Nirajan, 22, and Princess Shruti, 24. Along with Dipendra’s mother and father, sister and brother, four other family members were shot to death before he turned the gun upon himself. The massacre is considered the worst mass murder of royals since the Romanovs were slain on the orders of Lenin in 1918. Katmundu, a city of 1.5 million, was plunged into shock and riots.

King Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Devthe was born December 28, 1945 and Queen Aiswarya Rajya Laxmi Devi Shah was born July 11, 1949. The Queen Mother, Ratna Rajya, marked her 72nd Birthday on August 20, 1999. The auspicious wedding of King Birendra was solemnized in February 1970 with great public jubilation. His Royal Highness Crown Prince Dipendra, was born on June 27th 1971. Her Royal Highness Princess Shruti, their first daughter, was born on October 15, 1976 and the third child, His Royal Highness Prince Nirajan, was born on November 6, 1978.

King Birendra succeeded his father on 1/31/1972. But he was not crowned in Katmandu until 3 years later, 2/26/1975 because of the astrologers’ recommendation (Campion). King Birendra held close to absolute power until 1990, when seven weeks of demonstrations forced him to allow certain democratic concessions. A parliamentary government was established with the king remaining a figurehead.

Crown Prince Dipendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev was educated in Katmundu and in England’s prestigious Eton College, his father’s alma mater, earning a master’s in geography.

The king's younger brother, Prince Gayanendra (born July 1947), took the reigns as acting king, making the announcement the following day that the shooting was "accidental," and that Dipendra is named the king, should he survive his wounds. He did not, dying on 6/04/2001, 3:45 AM. Prince Gayanendra was named the new King of Nepal.

Campion's Book of World Horoscopes suggests using the horoscope for the coronation of the recently deceased King Birendra as a national chart for Nepal, there being no obvious 'foundation moment' for that country's political state. Certainly it makes sense to look at that chart for circumstances pertaining to the royal family.

He gives the data for the coronation as February 24th 1975, 8:37am IST (3:07am GMT) Katmandu 85E25, 27N45. This was apparently a time and date elected by

Nepalese astrologers. Birendra actually succeeded his father on January 31 1972, but was not crowned for three years.

Gayanendra's son, who is described as a thug who has killed several people in brawls, would be the next in line for the throne. Purportedly mobs are rioting outside the palace demanding his head because they think he either

master minded or carried out the assassinations. He was in the palace when the shootings occurred, and the current reports are suggesting a different scenario than original accounts of a drunken prince mad that his mother

wouldn't approve this marriage to the woman of his choice.

One of the Australian news sources says Prince Diprenda had actually been secretly married to this particular young woman. She was unacceptable because she came from the ministerial family that had been in power before


Source Notes

LMR quotes news plus information on the net (ACT) from Barbara Blackie, David Keston, Dorothy Kovach, Mary Downing and Bill Sheeran.


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