The “Jesus” film is dubbed in Nepali and available for download at https://www.jesusfilm.org/watch/jesus.html/nepali.html.
Also available in Nepali are versions of “Jesus” for children, “The Story of Jesus for Children,” and women, “Magdalena.”
I must mention that the word “film” in “Jesus Film” cannot be pronounced here. It has a cluster of consonants that is too foreign for Nepal and South Asia. So it gets said “flim.”
Aradhna compiled an album of Nepali songs, Himalchuli: Spiritual Songs from Nepal (2009). Aradna’s lead singer and musician, Chris Hale, grew up in Nepal and studied sitar in India. The songs are folk songs and “bhajans” (devotional hymns), a fusion of east and west, sitar and guitar, tabla and drum kit.
Many of the songs are Nepali folk hymns arranged by Aradhna. The style and message fit a Hindu context but have been appreciated by Nepali and Western audiences wherever I’ve sung them with guitar.
The CD can be ordered at www.aradhnamusic.com. Aradhna makes the album available for free to those working with Bhutanese refugees. You can also compile the individual tracks from other albums. I listed the songs below with their original albums. Some of the songs are attributed to Olio, the band Hale formed before Aradhna. You can find song lyrics and loose translations listed with the original albums on Aradhna’s discography page.
- “Prabhu Ji,” Aparampar by Olio
- “Na Socha,” Deep Jalé by Aradhna
- “Himalchuli,” Aparampar by Olio
- “Khola Khola Dhoka,” Aparampar by Olio
- “Ishwarle,” Marga Darshan by Aradhna
- “Aayo Hai Aayo,” Amrit Vani by Aradhna
- “Lo Suna Saathi,” Marga Darshan by Aradhna
- “Surulurulu,” Aparampar by Olio
- “Prabhu Ko Darshan,” Marga Darshan by Aradhna
- “Ishwarle (Live),” Satsang by Aradhna
Aradhna also recorded a traditional Nepali Christmas song, “Herana,” on a later album, Namaste Saté (2011).
This page is a short list of Bible texts or Bible audio in Nepali which are available online. It is not an exhaustive list of Nepali Bible translations, nor online Nepali resources which are Christian. These resources have helped me and those with which I’ve worked and I am happy to promote them.
YouVersion also has the NBS NRV and SN through the Bible.com website for online reading and companion app on mobile phones for offline downloading.
The ERV is translated by World Bible Translation Center, which uses an accelerated translation process. This process has resulted in problematic translations in other languages. For another version in easy language, consider Nepal Bible Society’s Simple Nepali translation.
IBS-STL Nepali Bible
Source: Biblica (formerly International Bible Society and Send the Light). [No longer available.]
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