Aisee Preet Karo Mun Mere

October 14, 2008

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpvokId2jr0]

With Guru Sahib’s grace our newly formed jatha doing kirtan at the simran program 🙂

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Gur Arjan Vitoh Kurbani

June 16, 2007

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!

Guru Arjan sahib saheedi was the very first saheedi in sikh history. After him, numerous including the Guru sahibs who followed gave up their lives but not their faith.

Guru Arjan Sahib has contributed to the development of Sikhism in numerous ways. Hecompleted the building of the Harimander Sahib, The Adi Granth and contributed the most number or shabads and saloks in the Guru Granth Sahib, the most famous being Sukhmani Sahib.

To Read on about Guru Arjan Sahib ji life please click here

Gur Arjan Vitoh Kurbani

At the 17th minute in this recording the legendary Bhai Dharam Singh Zakhmi ji explains what shaeed means. No offense to anyone but not every Sikh who dies can be called a shaeed. He goes on to talk about Guru sahib’s life and how he was educated who was instrumental in his upbringing etc..i leave it for you to listen to it yourself for the details.

 Some other compositions of Guru Arjan Sahib

Gun Naad Dhun Anhad Bhed

this composition is a purataan reet said to have been sung in guru sahibs durbar, this composition is sung in the dhrupad ang in chaartal of 12 beats

Mohan Neend Na Aveh Haveh

Again a puratan reet..this is a partal sung in raag bilaval. Guru Ram Das ji and Guru Arjan Sahib ji were 2 guru sahibs who gave us partaals.

With this I would like to end this post

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!

Angad Singh

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!

Some of us are not aware that the entire paath of the Dasam Granth Sahib ji has been recorded and put online for us to download and listen. The format is exactly how it was done for the Guru Granth Sahib ji

In addition, GurmatVeechar.com has uploaded a new folder of Kirtan done by Dharam Singh Ji Zakhmi. These are recordings from Kenya. Its about 4gb + in all. I have listen to 1 or 2 files and its total bliss. Click here to download.

Next post will be sometime after the 4th of April, I intend to write on Hukam and Free Will =).

Guru Rakaha

Angad

Lohrindhra Saajan Mera

March 18, 2007

Waheguru ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!

jYqsrI mhlw 5 ]


loVIdVw swjnu myrw ]
Gir Gir mMgl gwvhu nIky Git Git iqsih bsyrw ]1] rhwau ]


sUiK ArwDnu dUiK ArwDnu ibsrY n kwhU byrw ]
nwmu jpq koit sUr aujwrw ibnsY Brmu AMDyrw ]1]


Qwin Qnµqir sBnI jweI jo dIsY so qyrw ]
sMqsMig pwvY jo nwnk iqsu bhuir n hoeI hY Pyrw ]2]3]4]

Guru Sahib tells us in the Rahao line that God resides everywhere..he says I go looking for him all the time and I find god everywhere.

In the 1st Antra he says that remembering god our fears and doubts are dispelled.

The the 2nd antra reiterates the point that god is omnipresent and everything is his creation.Guru Sahib concludes the shabad by saying when we realize this will we gain enlightenment, this happens when we are in the saadh sangat.

Click here to download the shabad.

Ps I do not know who sung this shabad. If anyone has information on that please let me know.

Have a blessed week ahead

Rab Rakaha

Angad Singh

Mid Term Recess!

February 17, 2007

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!

Today is the start of mid term recess. This means half the term has whizzed pass! The second half of the term will be even busy as I will have numerous projects and tests coming up so next half will go by at a faster pace.

Fortunately for me this term break coincides with the Chinese New year so we do not have any school related work to do for at least the next 4 or 5 days!! =) That gives me enough time to put together all the necessary documents need to in order apply for internships.

Yesterday I went to the Gurudawara Sahib and I picked up a lot of old copies of the Sikh Review. I intend to read them over this coming week. I will share any interesting articles I come across. Also I bought the book on Gurbani Vyakran by Prof Sahib Singh ji.

Also at present I am reading the book “Aad Beer Baare” – About the compilation of the Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji by Prof Sahib Singh ji. I am more than half way through the book. I totally love the way he has written and challenged numerous sources on the lack of logical reasoning( in context of the teachings of Guru Sahib) in determining how the Guru Granth Sahib ji was compiled.

The shabad I have been listening to off late is ਹਰਿ ਬਿਨੁ ਕਉਨੁ ਸਹਾਈ ਮਨ ਕਾ.This shabad is written by Bhagat Kabeer Ji. In this shabad Kabeer ji says what is the point on relying on a mortal when they will be gone tomorrow. He adds that our mind is like a bird and likes to wander around and in order to harness it one needs to be in the saad sangat. Prof Sahib Singh ji has explaied this shabad in greater detail.

ਹਰਿ ਬਿਨੁ ਕਉਨੁ ਸਹਾਈ ਮਨ ਕਾ sung by Narinder Singh Banarasi

Enjoy your weekend!

Guru Rakaha

Angad

Off to Samelan!

December 14, 2006

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Tomorrow we move into our new house and on Saturday morning I leave for Malaysia to attend the much awaited Malaysian Samelan. I shall be back around the 25th of this month, so till then there wont be any more updates as I do not plan to take my laptop with me.

One of the many highlights of the samelan is that Chardi Kala Jatha will be doing kirtan and sharing…

Also I will take my dilruba along with me so that I can share about this wonderful saaz to the sangat at the samelan and keep up with my reaaz as well. If any of you are coming down do look for me if you want to see the saaz.

I would like to leave you with some wonderful Gurbani Kirtan in accordance to the Guru’s hukam.

Subh Bachan Bol – Partal – Raag Sarang, Mere Lalan Ki Soba – Raag Kalyan – Ustaad Ranbir Singh

In this recording, Ustad Surjit Singh is playing the Sarangi while Ustad Ranbir is on the Taus and in the back ground Jatinder Singh is playing the dilruba.

Maadveh Tum Na Toro Toh Hum Nai Tore – Raag Sorath

Shabad is sung by Bhai Avtar and his son Bhai Kultar explains the shabad in english!

Ram Ram Bol Bol – Raag Malhaar

this is a dhrupad composition sung by the one and only Dharam Singh Zakhmi. In this he explains what dhrupad is.

Guru Ang Sang Hove

Angad

Mohan Neend Na Aveh Haveh!

December 7, 2006

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!

Sorry for not having updated my blog earlier, I have been quite busy in the last two weeks. The next few weeks I am going to be busy as well. We are moving house soon so there is lots of work to do.

In addition Malaysian Samelan is less than two weeks away(YAY!). If any of you are coming and do recognize me, please come up to me, I as usual am generally lost in my own world. I might bring my dilruba along to play with some of my friends during kirtan, lets see what happens.

In today’s post I intend to share with you a shabad that is close to my heart, mohn nId n AwvY hwvY hwr kjr bsqR ABrn kIny ] As this shabad has 2 rahao’s I would recommend you read the shabad in the following manner.

1st Rahao, 1st Antra, 2nd Rahao, 2nd Antra


rwgu iblwvlu mhlw 5 Gru 13 pVqwl
<> siqgur pRswid ]


mohn nId n AwvY hwvY hwr kjr bsqR ABrn kIny ]
aufInI aufInI aufInI ]
kb Gir AwvY rI ]1] rhwau ]


srin suhwgin crn sIsu Dir ]
lwlnu moih imlwvhu ]
kb Gir AwvY rI ]1]


sunhu shyrI imln bwq khau sgro AhM imtwvhu qau Gr hI lwlnu pwvhu ]
qb rs mMgl gun gwvhu ]
Awnd rUp iDAwvhu ]
nwnku duAwrY AwieE ]
qau mY lwlnu pwieE rI ]2]


mohn rUpu idKwvY ]
Ab moih nId suhwvY ]
sB myrI iqKw buJwnI ]
Ab mY shij smwnI ]
mITI iprih khwnI ]
mohnu lwlnu pwieE rI ] rhwau dUjw ]1]128]

This shabad is written by Guru Arjan Dev Ji, the 5th Nanak. As indicated in the Sirlekh( title), this shabad is a partaal shabad. To read more about partaals and their structure please read : Partaals

Personally I feel when you read this shabad in the manner I have mentioned above, the meaning of the shabad comes out so beautifully that there isnt much left to explain any more.

This term went by really fast and a lot has happened on the personal and work( school) front. My courses this term were rather heavy and Master ji( my kirtan teacher) has been grilling me quite a fair bit.

In the last few days, I have been reflecting on what happened in the last few months cause at the end of it all I felt there was something missing. I could not understand what it was. However, I did realize that I haven’t been to the gurudawara on my own for some time now. I make it a point to go to gurudawara sahib in the afternoons when no one is around and I just sit with guru sahib and soak in the vibrations. I went to guru sahib and sat with him, before I was to leave, this shabad were the words guru sahib spoke to me.

Mohan Neend Na Aveh Haveh

this shabad reet has been rendered by Bhai Avtar Singh ji and his brother Bhai Gurcharan Singh ji.

Guru Ang Sang!

Angad

My dear ones Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!

It pains me to inform you that Bhai Avtar Singh ji has passed away on the 24th of November at his family home in India. Bhai Baldeep Singh his sent me a mail informing me about this loss.

Bhai Sahib, was a legendary kirtanea and belonged to a family who has been serving the guru ghar and the sangat for 11 generations. He was known for scores of reets that were passed down to him from his forefathers who sang the same reets in the guru sahibs court.

He was a person who devoted his life and did what he was born to do…to serve the sangat and the guru ghar ..whilst many in his generation strayed off the path of the guru and got caught up in worldly matters he stood strong, like a rock…

Though I only learnt about Bhai Sahib about 3 years ago and met him only once, the passion with which he did kirtan is just amazing. His style, unique and attractive made one of my gora friends say..

“i don’t know what he is singing but i can feel a strong yearning in his voice..he’s calling out to someone”…

..Mohan Ghar Avoh…this only happens when a man sings from his heart and as we all know there are very few who can be compared with him..there is no doubt as to why in my friend circle he is known as and referred to as GOD.

In addition to doing blissful kirtan, Bhai Sahib and his brother also wrote 2 books which contain about 500 priceless compositions in the raags of the guru granth sahib. Also in his last 3 years he picked up the taus once again and that has helped in propagation of Tanti Saaj Kirtan.

Let us be inspired by Bhai Sahib’s works and carry on the legacy of doing kirtan the way it ought to be done.

Below are links to some of my favorite shabad reets rendered by Bhai Sahib.

Dhan Siranda Sacha Paathsha

this shabad is the 1st shabad under Alhaniyan. Alhainya is the bani sung at the time of death. There are 2 shabads under alhaniyan and they are both wirtten by Guru Nanak Dev Ji in Raag Vadhans.

Gun Naad Dhun Anhad Bhed

this is an ancient reet of the times of the Guru sahib’s. This is one of the oldest forms of dhrupad sung in the courts of the guru sahib

Mohan Ghar Avoh

listening to this a gora friend said… “i don’t know what he is singing but i can feel a strong yearning in his voice..he’s calling out to someone”…

Saajanara Mera Saajanara

Moko Taar Le Rama Taar Le

May God and Guru be with Bhai Sahib’s family.

Guru Ang Sang!

Angad

Pachtaehga Mun, Ram Simar

October 30, 2006

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!

Over the last 10 days or so I have been listening to a recording that was done at a kirtan durbar in the UK . Prof Surinder Singh ji (Raj Academy) and his students very beautifully rendered three shabads. I particually liked the first one. The shabad is as below:

kbIru ] mwrU ]

rwmu ismru pCuqwihgw mn ]
pwpI jIArw loBu krqu hY Awju kwil auiT jwihgw ]1] rhwau ]

wlc lwgy jnmu gvwieAw mwieAw Brm Bulwihgw ]
Dn jobn kw grbu n kIjY kwgd ijau gil jwihgw ]1]

jau jmu Awie kys gih ptkY qw idn ikCu n bswihgw ]
ismrnu Bjnu dieAw nhI kInI qau muiK cotw Kwihgw ]2]

Drm rwie jb lyKw mwgY ikAw muKu lY kY jwihgw ]
khqu kbIru sunhu ry sMqhu swDsMgiq qir jWihgw ]3]1]

This shabad in found on Ang 1106

The shabad is very simple and its easy to understand.

Basically Kabir Ji tells us that if you dont to sewa and simran and just waste yr time building materialist things you are going to go back empty handed and this life, the gift from god would go waste. He concludes by saying it is the Sadh Sangat that will help you do sewa and simran.

I am not sure if its just me but I have found a lot of Kabir Ji’s shabads very easy to understand in terms of the language. The message no doubt is profound.

Click here to download the shabads.

The other two shabads in this recording are very well rendered as well. They are Gur Ka Bachan Basay Jee Naa Lay in Raag Dhanasri and Ghol Ghumaee Lalna in Raag Thukari.

Have a blessed week ahead!
Guru Ang Sang!

Angad

Because Daddy is Driving

October 15, 2006

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!

I was going through my blog archives and I realized there are some interesting stories I had posted earlier on. Today I intend on sharing with you a wonderful story that I came across some time last year.

A lot of us at different points in time go through rough phases, times where we dont know what we are doing or why? we dont know where we are heading and why? everything seems to be going wrong and just when you think it can’t get any worse, you get hit from another direction…read this story and hopefully you get the answer..

There was once a family who were in Europe, and they needed to drive 3 days continuously, day and night, to get to Germany. So, they all got into the car — the man, his wife, and his 3 year old daughter. His little daughter has never traveled at night before. She was scared the first night in the car, with deep darkness outside.

“Where are we going, Daddy?”
“To your uncle’s house, in Germany.”
“Have you been to his house before?”
“No.”
“Then, do you know the way?” “Maybe, we can read the map.”
Short pause. “Do you know how to read the map?”
“Yes, we will get there safely.” Another pause.
“Where are we going to eat if we get hungry before arriving?”
“We can stop by restuarants if we are hungry.”
“Do you know if there are restaurants on the way?”
“Yes, there are.”
“Do you know where?”
“No, but we will be able to find some.”

The same dialogue repeated a few times within the first night, and also the second night. But on the third night, his daughter was quiet. The speaker thought that she might have fallen asleep, but when he looked into the mirror, he saw that she was awake and was just looking around calmly. He couldn’t help wondering why she was not asking the questions anymore —

“Dear, do you know where we are going?”
“Germany, Uncle’s house.”
“Do you know how we are getting there?”
“No.”
“Then why aren’t you asking anymore?”
“Because Daddy is driving.”

The small girl asks a lot of questions initially and she does not get all answers and is still quite uncertian about where she is headed etc. However, she has faith in her dad, she trusts he will be take care of her throughout the journey. Similarly when things don’t quite go as we want them to we ask questions and when we dont get answers we get frustrated with ourselves, guru sahib. Our lives will be amazingly stress free if we have complete faith that Guru sahib is with us and wont let any harm come our way. We will then just do are job and leave the rest to guru sahib.

However, this does not mean that tough times wont come your way. Your faith will be tested..the key here is to remember no matter what happens ..even if you have to walk on fire..don’t ever forget Guru sahib is with you ..remember Daddy is driving…

Have a great week ahead!

Guru Rakaha

Angad Singh

Bhai Santa Singh Ji

October 9, 2006

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!

I am sorry for the lack of updates, I have had a very hectic term so far. I don’t think the work load will be any lesser for the next 8 weeks or so. This week is term break so I will be able to get a day or two to just sit and read or do what I really want to – sit for hours at a stretch with my dilruba.

As the title of the post suggests, today I intend to share with you about ragi who was a legend. Bhai Santa Singh Ji. I do not have much information on Bhai Sahib other than the fact that he passed away in the early 1960’s . However, thanks to Veer Nampreet Singh Ji from Canada I have a lot of kirtan to share with all of you.

Click here to download the kirtan done by Bhai Santa Singh Ji

Do download the kirtan and enjoy listening to it.

Have a great week ahead

Guru Ang Sang!

Angad Singh

Rakab Ganj Sahib Recordings

September 5, 2006

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!

After a very long time I have managed to upload the kirtan files of these audio recordings I made at rakab ganj sahib. I took time as I wanted to figure out a way where I could keep theses recordings online for a long time.

I found http://www.4shared.com they offer you 1gb of space per account and the limit on the file size if 50 mb so that is very good as most kirtan files are less than 50 mb.

I have not uploaded all the kirtan I still have some more files to go and I will do it in a short while.

For now these are the files I have uploaded

Bhai Gurmit Singh Shant sang Darasan Payasee Dinas Raat in Jaitsree Raag set to Ik taal and Sant Jana Nu Har Jas Gayo in Raag Berari set to the 21 beat Mal Taal. He then went on to sing Kan Kundaliya Vastar Odhaliya in Raag Asa Set to 8 beat Kehrwa. He ended of with Sodar.

Click here to download

After Rehraas Sahib Principal Samsher Singh Kreer and his students sang Mere Lalan Ki Soba in Raag Kalyan set to 16 beat teen taal. This was followed by Har Har Har Gun Gavoh in Raag Kedara set to 12 beat Ik taal. He ended off by singing Gave Gun Gopal Kirpa Nidh in Raag Karana set to 16 beat teen taal.

Click here to download

Bhai Baljit Singh and Gurmit Singh did kirtan sewa after Principal Shamsher Singh. Preetam Prem Bhagat Ke Daate- Malhar Partal a puratan bandish. Bhai Bajit explains that they are singing the purtan kind of Malhaar Raag and about this bandish as well. After this shabad they sing Man Tan Tera in Raag Maajh in 8 kehrva.

The tanti saaz you hear is the Taar Shenai.

Click here to download

To end the diwan Prof Kartar Singh ji and his students sang in Raag Nat Narayan. I am sorry I am unable to catch which shabad is he singing as the saaz is too loud. I think its Ohlahan May Kaho but I am not too sure. He then sang Raag Behagra – Sun Lo Bentia Swami Mere Raam. He ended of by singing Madho Hum Aisay Tu Aisay in Raag Sorath.

Click here to download

Hope you enjoy the recordings.

Akaal Sahee

Angad

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh
In this post I just intend to share more renditions of the Asa Di Vaar.

Before I go on to add the links, I would like to mention two points.

  1. “Tunde Asraje Ki Dhuni” – unfortunately today no one knows for certian what exactly the dhuni was.
  2. In the Vaar shabads are added in which match the theme of a particular chakka.I am not aware how or when this tradition started.

Dr Gurnam Singh Ji – Surrey 2006

Bhai Nirmal Singh

Bhai Balbir Singh Ji

Bhai Avtar Singh Ji

Guru Ang Sang!
Angad Singh

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!

Today I would like to share with you about Asa Di Vaar – The Ballad of Hope

Asa-di-var—-means “A ballad of hope;” it is one of the basic sacred compositions for the Sikhs and is sung every morning in congregation in gurdwaras. The Var is an heroic ode which describes the brave deeds of a hero. It is generally sung to inspire armies going to battle or to inspire people with martial spirit. The Asa-di-var is to be sung in the Assa raga.

It consists of 24 stanzas (Pauris) and 44 Staves (Salokas) and was originated by Guru Nanak later, Guru Angad added another 15 staves of his own. In congregation, the musicians sing this var along with Chhants (quatrains) of Guru Ramdas. The stanzas express the ideas in general, while the staves clarify them by example and detail. Social and religious issues are then related, to ordinary life.

The Asa-di-var does not tell a story, its theme is: “How to become a spiritual person”-a devta.

In it, Guru Nanak also warns us against the rituals and tricks of priests and monks. The most important thing is how to build up one’s character and how to remove the obstacles that lay in the path of a disciple, the most important of which is the ego, selfishness or conceit. Even holy persons, who are outwardly very good and kind, often suffer from religious pride. Sometimes so-called religious people, commit heinous crimes through self-righteousness and bigotry.

It should be remembered that Ego in its pure essence is self-awareness or identity which when regulated is an essential, for it is the basis of one’s character or moral nature. When regulated by right motivation and active service, it is positive and beneficial. But if uncontrolled through self pride of position or riches, it becomes selfish and mean. The effects of the Ego are particularly contemptible and disastrous when disguised by the apparent holiness or tradition, which exploits ordinary people’s ignorance and credulity. The practice of humility and love are the most effective qualities for keeping people away from sin, far better than all recitations and rituals of religion.

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Thanks to my brothers at http://www.keertan.org I have been able to upload a rare copy of the Asa Di Vaar sung by Bhai Lal Ji. Bhai Sahib is a direct descendent of Bhai Mardana Ji and was a Hazoori Ragi at the Harminder Sahib pre partition. He used to do kirtan till the time a ruling was passed that only Amritdhari Sikh men were allowed to do kirtan in Harminder Sahib. His son Bhai Ashiqle Ali still does kirtan.

Asa di Vaar – Bhai Lal Ji

If I am not wrong this was recorded some time in the 1960’s so the recording quality aint the best.

Have a good week ahead

Guru Ang Sang!

Angad Singh

Basant..

January 31, 2006

Guru Nanak, Guru Amar Das, Guru Ram Das, Guru Arjan and Guru Tegh Bahadur have written shabads in Basant Raag. Basant is a raag traditionally associated with the spring and many of the shabads that the Gurus composed in this raag use the metaphor of spring (the blossoming of flowers, the forests awakening in energy and so on), to express the beauty of the spiritual union with Waheguru. It was once a tradition that, during the spring, Raagis would sing the first shabad in Raag Basant.In the Guru Granth Sahib Ji there are 2 main seasonal Raags: Basant and Malahar. Basant raag can be sung at any time in Basant season. Shabads with the theme of happiness are clustered under this raag in Guru Granth Sahib. The same applies to Malhar Raag. Malhar is the monsoon season. As you know the Guru Granth Sahib has been arranged according to Raags. The bani written in raag basant starts on page 1168 of the Shri Guru Granth Sahib.

There are some variations of the Basant Raag such as Basant Bahar, Budhha Basant, Basant Hindol etc..

Sarbpreet Singh Ji of the Gurmat Sangeet Project Wesbsite has written about the tradition of Basant Ki Var and some of the traditions associated with Basant Raag.

Some Shabads being sung in puratan reetan in basant raag

Dek Phool Phool Phoole

The shabad was sung by Amrit and Mehr Kaur in Basant Bahar. They sang in Partal ( Chartaal- 12 beats, Iktaa- 12 beatsl, Tintaal- 16 beats, Soolfak- 10 beats). Before they start singing they talk about the tradition of singing this particular composition.

To read the explaination of the Shabad by Prof Sahib Singh Click here

Pahal Basanti Agaman

The shabad is sung by Sarabpreet Singh Ji in budha Basant in 16 beats( Teentaal). Before he sings Sarabpreet Singh talks a little bit about puratan reets and Gurmat Sangeet.

Basant Ki Var with shabads:Tum Sach Dhiavoh Mughad Manaa and Teri Kudrat Tuhi Jaane

These two shabads are sung by Nampreet and Jaswinder Singh. The instruments they are using are Dilruba and the Taoos. They start with a Mangla Charan. Then they sing the pauri of Basant Ki Var followed by the 1st shabad. After which they sing the 2nd pauri of basant ki Vaar. Then they sing the 2nd shabad. They then complete the Basant Ki Var and then end off by reading a salok. This was the way kirtan was dones in the Courts of our Gurus..

To download more shabads sung in Basant Raag

Toronto Basant Gurmat Sangeet Darbar

Kirtan Darbar at Bridgewater, NJ March 2, 2005

Bhai Gurmej Singh’s recordings on Gurmat Sangeet Website

The documenting of an oral tradition
To read about the documentation of Gurmat Sangeet and list of books on Gurmat Sangeet.

In a day or so I will post Shabads sung in Raag Basant by Bhai Avtar Singh Ji. In the mean while please download and listen to the shabads in Basant Raag and try to read the meanings as well. If reading in punjabi is difficult for you. I would suggest you still read from Darpan and not the english translations as there are numerous cases of literal translation of the shabad and that results in an incorrect message. Gurbani is poetry and cant be directly translated.

Guru Ang Sang Hove

Angad Singh

Ps. I have not been able to find the last 3 shabads on darpan I will do so and will put up the links.

Salok Mehla 9

January 18, 2006

Gur Fateh!Salok Mehal 9 is the last Salok written in the Guru Granth Sahib. It was recited by Guru Teg Bahadur Sahib Ji.

This bani is reffered to as Viragmai bani. Virag means detachment. I have been very fortunate to have read this bani numerous times and I try to read english explaination as well.Guru Ji’s talks about how we are wasting our time and not doing bani and we dont realize that each moment we dont recite bani we are dying. He adds that only God will be with you for ever; every thing else is temperory. Guruji’s finally says that everything happens in God’s will.

Salok Melha 9 is not written in any particular raag. Thus different people sing it in different ways. I particularly like Bhai Amrik Singh Zakhmi Ji’s rendition of Salok Mehla 9. If you listen carefully you will hear the dilruba being played in the background.


Click here to download.

Click here to read Salok Melha 9 along with the explaination done by Prof. Sahib Singh

Hope you like it.

Guru Ang Sang!

Angd Singh

GurFateh!

Here it is..

Prof. Surinder Singh and the members of the Raj Academy singing Tum Gavoh Mere Nirbhav Ka Sohila

This is the shabad which I was talking about in my previous post..

Guru Ang Sang

Angad Singh
Singapore

Thanks to RSingh ji for posting this on his blog Gurbani Khajana.

Gur Fateh!

Basant Ki Var

“This is the shortest of the twenty-two vaars in Sri Guru Granth Sahib. Guru Arjan has used a beautiful simile of the world in spring season to that of the human life and the great opportunity that it holds for us. It beautifully depicts what a life, lived by choosing Guru’s divine wisdom as a guide, has to offer. Within us, we all know how unsatiable, unsatisfactory, degrading and depressing is the craving for worldliness. Here is the way to complete liberation for us to choose!”

Taken from the AKJ website

To read about the Basant Ki Var please go to the AKJ website.

I have uploaded the Chardi Kala Jatha singing the Basant Ki Var. To download the shabad please click here

Soon I will post on what Vaars are..

Guru Ang Sang!

Gur fateh Jee,

Today I decided to share how Anand Sahib was sung in the Darbar’s of Our Guru’s when they were in the human form. Its very different, most of us may never have heard Anand Sahib being sung like this.

Bhai Gurmitj Singh Shant of Jhalandar is singing in the prescribed Ramkali Raag. However, I am not sure when the the tradition of singing 6 pauris started.

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Hope you enjoy it!

Guru Ang Sang!
Angad Singh

Shabad..

November 1, 2005

Dear All..

Gur Fateh!

Some time we wonder…we complain..” Yaar..Rab..Gal Nai Sunda”..but do we wonder..did we ask with a true heart..did we try with all our heart..

I am linking a shabad Hon Tumri Karo Nit Aas Prabh Moeh Kab Gal Lavengay..Dharm Singh Zakhmi Jee explains the importance of trying with all our heart..he explains.. in a very beautiful manner..if you want to know…download the shabad

The shabad in sung in Raag Kalyan.

I have linked the shabad from Gurmat Sangeet Project Website

Guru Ang Sang!
Angad