In an isolated region in the west of Nepal, lies the land of the river people, the Rajis. They live on a day-to-day basis on the fish they catch and the gold dust they collect. One day, the goddess Kanyakumari threw a handful of gold dust into the river to thank the Rajis for helping her to cross to the other side of the river. The golden dust settled on the fish: and that is how was born the legend of the golden masheer. Fakir Bahadur, the chief of the Raji village of Ghatgaon, and his son go up the Karnali River in search for the golden masheer, the fish of gods.