17th January 1872: On His departure from Sri Bhaini Sahib, bidding farewell to his countrymen. Satguru Ram Singh Ji is seen in a bullock cart having covered himself with Mata Karmo’s black blanket and consoling his perturbed sangat.
“First we learn the alphabet, slowly we develop the skill of joining the letters to form words. Using these words, we communicate, read books and become lawyers, teachers, doctors. In order to achieve this, we need to completely dedicate our minds to the learning process. Similarly, if we wish to pursue the path of Sikhi, first we should dedicate our minds to the Satguru.”
15 Dec 2012: Shabads performed by Ustad Harbhajan Singh Ji in memory of Sri Satguru Jagjit Singh Ji
Shabad: Thoo aapae aap varathadhaa
Shabad: Ath preetham man mohanna
Shabad: Raaj n chaaho mukath n chaaho
Sri Satguru Uday Singh Ji's Visit to UK - May 2018
Sri Satguru Uday Singh Ji graced the Sadh Sangat of UK from 17th to 20th May 2018. It was an unexpected ‘mini dhora‘. The Sadh Sangat had His pious darshan and blessing during gatherings in West London, Leicester and East London. The first two Asa De Vaars and one evening dewaan were hosted by Namdhari Sikh Sangat Southall. The dhora contingent then went on to Birmingham, Leicester and East London. In London the program of 19th May was dedicated in memory of Sri Bebe Dalip Kaur Ji and on 20th May, the sadh sangat remembered the late Prof Tara Singh Anjan Ji.
Two Asa de Vars took place in the Namdhari Community center in Southall and the ‘shaam da dewaan’ of 17 May, was at the Navnat Community Hall. Shabad Kirtan was performed by local raagis – led by Sant Kirpal Singh Panesar & UK jatha. During the Asa de Vars of 17/18 May 2018, Raagi Kirpal Singh sung melodic raags and shabads performed included:
The closing solaks of Sri Adi Guru Granth Sahib were read to conclude a paath in memory of Mata Kirpal Kaur Bhamra (w/o Sant Joginder Singh Bhamra) who sadly passed away on 6th May 2018. Mata Kirpal Kaur and family has done selfless seva during Sri Satguru Partap Singh Ji’s visits to East Africa and Sri Satguru Jagjit Singh ji’s dhoras to Kenya & UK. She was a devout member of the Southall Sadh Sangat. Shardaanjali (tribute) were said by Southall General Secretary Ajeet Singh.
Earlier the raagis recited the bani of Guru Teg Bahadur – shabad ਪ੍ਰਾਨੀ ਕਉ ਹਰਿ ਜਸੁ ਮਨਿ ਨਹੀ ਆਵੈ ॥ (Praanee Ko Har Jas Man Nehee Aavai) and the Bhagat Ravidas shabad ਜੋ ਦਿਨ ਆਵਹਿ ਸੋ ਦਿਨ ਜਾਹੀ ॥ (Jo Dhin Aavehi So Dhin Jaahee).
Sant Professor Tara Singh Anjan ji has left for his heavenly abode on 06 March 2018… the Namdhari community has lost a gem… Tara Singh Anjan ji was a par excellence Namdhari historian, researcher, author of several books and speaker. We share a collection of Short Lectures he delivered during his stays in Southall UK.
Asa de Vaar was recited by hazuri raagis Balwant Singh and Harpreet Singh along with a contingent of the UK based raagi jatha. The shabad ਇਕ ਅਰਦਾਸਿ ਭਾਟ ਕੀਰਤਿ ਕੀ ਗੁਰ ਰਾਮਦਾਸ ਰਾਖਹੁ ਸਰਣਾਈ ॥ (Eik Aradhaas Bhaatt Keerath Kee Gur Raamadhaas Raakhahu Saranaaee) was sung in praise of Sri Guru Ram Das ji (24 Aug marked the joti Jot diwas of fourth Guru). The evening session was made up of Naam Simran, kirtan and kavishri. Theteam of East London youngsters, Jassa Singh, Surinder Singh, Santa Singh and Gursev Singh presented apoetic composition narrating supreme sacrifice and martyrdom of Bhai Taru Singh Ji.
Following this hazoori raagis Balwant Singh and Harpreet Singh along with UK raagi jatha sang a Guru Ram Das Ji composition: ਤੂੰ ਕਰਤਾ ਸਚਿਆਰੁ ਮੈਡਾ ਸਾਂਈ ॥ (Thoon Karathaa Sachiaar Maiddaa Saanee)
Later Sri Satguru Uday Singh Ji officially endorsed the launch of a SET OF 4 DVDS. 3 were Namdhari Nitnem comprising 18 banis and the 4th was Adi Guru Granth Sahib introduction which includes techniques for recital of bani. All are on YouTube. (Search for ‘Namdhari Nitnem’ for the banis and & AGGS00 for introduction). This compilation has been put together by Sant Kirpal Singh Chana in collaboration with Master Dharsan Singh (Sri Bhaini Sahib). The set was formally presented to Satguru Ji, by his grandson Taran Singh.
25 August 2017
This mornings Asa de Vaar was the last event of the West London leg of the Dhora. Asa de Vaar was recited by the UK based raagi jatha.
This evening, Jagjit Arts was officially launched in Sri Satguru Uday Singh Jis Hazoori at the concert, The Rainmaker, held at 8:00 pm at Kings Place, London. The concert had a stellar line up of world-renowned artists including Sri Satguru jis Hazoori Ragis, performing rare North Indian classical music compositions and culminating with an East-West ensemble led by Talvin Singh and Taufiq Qureshi. Jagjit Arts was founded to take Sri Satguru Jagjit Singh Ji’s vision forward, which was to maintain our rich musical heritage by presenting excellent events for all. The Dhora now moves to East London, Leicester, Leeds and Birmingham.
Dhora Facebook post Aug 2017
Historic Moment In Southall
2-4 June 2017 Sri Satguru Uday Singh Ji's Visit to UK
Southall Visit: Sri Satguru Uday Singh Ji blessed the UK sadh sangat during a short 3 day visit. (Friday, June 2 to Sunday, June 4, 2017). This visit to the UK included his first visit to Namdhari Sikh Sangat Southall (NSSS), since attaining Gurgaddi in 2012. NSSS hosted the first Asa de Var of the dhora on 2nd June. The rest of the events took place at Namdhari Gurdwara, East London. It has been 17 long years since the last visit to the Southall premises by Sri Satguru Jagjit Singh Ji. The desire and passion for this long waited blessing was clearly reflected by attendance and mood of the gathered sangat. – as Guru Nanak says “Were a hundred moons to rise and a thousand suns, the light so created will be but utter darkness without the Guru” . The Asa Di Var kirtan was recited in the early morning hours in a very melodious way and style. Ustad Harbhajan Singh and raagi Kirpal Singh took lead and it was sung collectively by UK based musicians. The Asa di Var was interlaced with soul searching Hymns (shabads). Before the conclusion of the program Sri Satguru Uday Singh Ji delivered his pavitaar updesh to the sangat.
14 May 2017 - UK sangats Remembrance Mela for Sri Mata Chand Kaur Ji
“ਭੁਖੋ ਦੇ ਢਿੱਡ ਵਿਚ ਅੰਨ ਪਾਉਣ ਤੋਂ ਵੱਡਾ ਪੁਨੰ ਹੋਰ ਕੋਈ ਨਹੀਂ”
“NOTHING CAN BE MORE VIRTUOUS THAN FEEDING A HUNGRY SOUL” – Pavittar Updesh Sri Satguru Jagjit Singh Ji
Basant Panchmi 2017
1 February 2017 is Basant Panchmi and the Parkash Utsav of SRI SATGURU RAM SINGH JI. (Born on Basant Panchmi of 1816).
Sri Satguru Ram Singh ji is ranked as one of the personalities who shaped the millennium. Sri Guru Ram Singh considered political freedom a part of religion. He had lasting influence which changed the history and outcome of British rule in India. Satguru Ji's wisdom and philosophical outlook contributes to mankind and had influence on its contemporaries. His contribution for gender equality on its own, takes him to the top of the list of supreme reformers of the world. Sri Satguru Ram Singh Ji preached for goodness of whole mankind. Such was his charisma, that during his fight for India's independence, it rekindled Sikhism in thousands of Sikhs who became to be known as 'Namdharis' or 'Kookas'.
Dhan Sri Satguru Ram Singh Ji ..
Sri Satguru Ram Singh Ji was in the line of great spiritual leaders of the world, but he had vivified his spiritualism with action and sacrifice. After the downfall of the Sikh Government, when utter demoralization had set in among the Sikhs, Sri Satguru Ram Singh Ji re-kindled into them the spirit of Guru Nanak and Guru Gobind Singh and chalked out a programme of action to train them in the mission which the Gurus had come to fulfil.
In 2016, Namdhari Sangats all over the world will celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the birth of Satguru Ram Singh Ji
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