Ghazal is considered one of the most beautiful genres, but due to the dominance of pop music, its popularity has been decreasing. However, this genre has a unique quality that sets it apart from others and makes it soulful.
Ghazals not only entertain but also provide a sense of relief from the hectic lifestyle, promoting peace of mind.
To a certain extent, ghazals still enjoy popularity in Nepal. Many people passionately listen to and perform ghazals, and there are frequent events dedicated to this genre. Some Nepali ghazals are particularly captivating and have gained significant popularity. They are so highly regarded that we strongly recommend adding them to your playlist.
So if you are not aware of Nepali ghazals, we have curated a list of the most popular Nepali ghazals to date:
Nabirsey Timilai Na Paye Timilai
There are not many people who have not listened to Na Birse Timilai Na Paye Timilai by Anju Panta. It is arguably one of the most popular Nepali ghazals. There was a time when this ghazal was on every TV channel and radio.
Na Birse Timilai is a ghazal from the Nepali movie of the same name, and it is widely regarded as one of the most successful Nepali ghazals. The ghazal has also been covered by popular singer Rachana Rimal which is too good to listen to.
Ke Lat Basyo
Ke Lat Basyo, a ghazal sung by Tilak Singh Pela and written by Pradip Kumar Mainali, took the Nepali music scene by surprise in early 2023. Since its release on January 12, the song has already crossed eight million views on YouTube, which is a remarkable achievement for a Nepali ghazal. Ghazals are not commonly known for attracting such a large audience in the country, but Ke Lat Basyo has stood out with its wider viewership.
Singer Shiva Pariyar has contributed several outstanding ghazals to the Nepali music industry, with one notable example being Kaha Thiyau. This song was released in 2009 as part of the album Kadambini. Additionally, Pariyar has gained popularity with other well-received ghazals such as Alikati Najar Timro, Pagal Banayou, Kya Dami Vo and Nehari Tesari.
Ma Bina Kasai Kasai Lai
Sung by Pramod Kharel, Ma Bina Kasai, Kasai Lai is one of the most popular Nepali ghazals. In the lyrics, written by Shital Giri, the singer says that although his body is somewhere, his heart is in Pokhara, where his beloved lives. The song is from his album Pranaya.
Parda Pachadi by Ananda Karki is a superhit Nepali ghazal. The lyrics of the song are written by Krishna Hari Baral and composed by Hari Lamsal. The song tells that everything happens behind the curtains.
Timro Mero Sambandha Ko Charcha Chalcha Chalna Deu
Nisha Deshar’s Timro Mero Sambandha Ko Charcha Chalcha Chalna Deu is a beautiful ghazal that you must have in your playlist if you love listening to ghazals.
In the ghazal, written by Madhav Dhakal, the singer says that the more people will know about his relationship with his beloved, the stronger their relationship gets.
Jhareka Aashu is an underrated ghazal that we highly recommend. Sung by Nishan Bhattarai, the ghazal is composed by Ujjwal Sagar and written by Prakash Dhamala. It beautifully depicts the sad reality of our current society, highlighting how people have become self-centred and indifferent towards others. Give it a listen and experience the emotional depth of this captivating ghazal.
Uh Jeetera Gai Ya Harera Gai
Uh Jeetera Gai Ya Harera Gai by Raj Sigdel is a masterpiece. This ghazal is most probably in everyone’s playlist who avidly follows Nepali music. The music video of the ghazal has over 12 million views on YouTube.
Gori Bhanda Malai
If you are a fan of Nepali ghazals, Gori Bhanda Malai by Satyaraj Acharya is another gem that you should not miss. Acharya composed the song himself, and it is exceptionally melodious. The music video of the song is also equally interesting, featuring Acharya himself and Anital Acharya. Give it a listen and enjoy the soulful composition of this beautiful ghazal.
Kina hajur naboleko
In Kina Hajur Naboleko sung by Sapana Shree, the singer expresses her concern about potentially hurting her beloved. In this ghazal, penned by Krishna Hari Baral and composed by Gaire Suresh, the singer wonders why her beloved has stopped talking to her. It is a poignant composition that showcases the singer’s longing for communication and explores the reasons behind their silence.