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Man behind the melodious voice of Pashupati's Aarti

Rajan Khatiwada, whose singing voice is instantly recognizable among the locals of the Pashupatinath area, has been singing every day for 8 years


Nepalnews
2022 Mar 01, 13:06, Kathmandu

Singer Rajan Khatiwada has been singing Ganga Aarti in the Pashupati area for the last eight years. No matter what the weather is or whatever his personal issues are, he has never stopped singing bhajans (religious sermons and songs) during Aarti (musical worship of God). For the convenience of his work, Rajan stays at Gaurighat near the Pashupatinath temple.

When Ganga Aarti was started in Pashupati 15 years ago, Rajan's two brothers Durga Prasad Khatiwada, Sagar Khatiwada, and some others were involved. He was studying music at the Hindu University in Banaras, India. He was assisted in this task by others. Sagar informed that the Indian police kept him under surveillance for a few hours when he brought the necessary equipment for the Aarti from India.

Due to the involvement of two brothers of the same family in such religious endeavors, Rajan was also involved in Aarti.

Rajan Khatiwada, the man behind the daily sermons and harmonious songs that echo throughout the festive atmosphere around Pashupatinath.
Rajan Khatiwada, the man behind the daily sermons and harmonious songs that echo throughout the festive atmosphere around Pashupatinath.

Rajan has recorded hymns as well as modern and folk songs. Rajan, who is also a music composer, has been teaching music in various schools. He is also teaching music to American students online.

He is currently studying the art of singing at the master's level. Singer Rajan Khatiwada sang various hymns and other songs at the NepalNews office. He was accompanied by brothers Durga Prasad Khatiwada on flute and Sagar Khatiwada on tabla.

Rajan, who was interested in singing since childhood, is especially interested in singing hymns. He says that he finds happiness in singing hymns. His popularity has also been increasing as a result of him singing hymns in Pashupati's Aarti. A large number of devotees visit Aarti every day, especially on Mondays, which is a day attributed to Hindu god Shiva.

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