For the eternal Bliss
What better way to honour the message of our revered Gurus than to recite their words and exhort others to follow them!
As the Sikh community observes the birth anniversaries of two of their most revered Gurus- Guru Angad Dev and Guru Teg Bahadur, the people of Delhi have a chance to listen to their spiritual messages through Gurbani.
Gurbani Sangeet Samagam, a three-day kirtan durbar that started on 18 April at Talkatora Gardens, brought for the people of the capital an experience with the sacred verses. The Kirtan was presented by the Punjabi Academy, in association with Department of Art, Culture, and Languages of Delhi.
The inaugural day featured spiritual singers like Bibi Ashupreet Kaur from Jalandhar, Ragi Harbans Singh Ghulla Ji from Bhaini Sahib and L K Pandit from Delhi.
'On 18 April , the Sikh community observes the birth anniversary of the second Guru- Angad and the ninth Guru – Teg Bahadur to celebrate their messages and lives. We are a land of gurus and saints who have preached for the cause of humanity exhorting their followers to follow the right path. With Gurbani Sangeet Samagam, we not only want to take the tradition of Gurbani forward but also honour the heritage of the Gurus,' says Rinku Dhugga, Secretary, Art, Culture & Languages, Government of Delhi.
The second day (19April) had performances from Bibi Ishwanik Kaur from Delhi, Bhai Avtar Singh from Garna Sahib, and Gurnam Singh from Patiala, while the third day (20 April) marked the performances by Ragi Baljit Singh from Delhi, Barkat Sindhu from Moga and Bhai Gurmeet Singh Shant from Jalandhar.
'Gurbani is a unique blend of sacred verse and music and is unparalled in beauty. Hearing the Gurbani is like an experience in catharsis. You hear the words of wisdom and your heart is cleansed of ill-wills and negative thoughts. Through this three-day event, we intend to give people of Delhi a spiritual experience that will be worth remembering', says Jawahar Dhawan, Secretary, Punjabi Academy.