Some 300 years ago, the kingdom of Nepal was divided into small States and Kingdom. The rulers had no unity among themselves. They often quarreled with one another for territorial integrity and sovereignty. The Kathmandu valley itself was divided into three kingdoms - Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan. There was a strong need to consolidate of all these states into a Nation.The great king Prithvi Narayan Shah of Gorkha kingdom holds the credit for this consolidation of small kingdoms into Nepal. Prithvi Narayan Shah was brave, clever, and courageous from his childhood. When Prithvi Narayan Shah was small he was playing a game. When he was playing he saw a cave and went there. There he met an old man who asked him for some yogurt. The boy went to nearby houses and brought some yogurt. The old man swallowed all the yogurt and when there was a little left in his mouth, he asked the boy to stretch out his hand. He spat a little yogurt into the boy's hand and told him to eat that yogurt. The boy did not like to eat it and threw it away immediately. The yogurt from his hand happened to fall on his feet. Then the old man said, "If you had eaten that yogurt you would vave succeede in what you speak of, but since the yogurt fell on your feet, you will conquer the lands that your feet tread upon". Saying so, the old man vanished. It is said that the old man was no other than Gorakhanath himself. With the help of the blassing and with his strength he unified the Nepal.