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.
“Only naam can purify the mind which is polluted by sin. It is the only truth which will be our companion in life and even after death.” as the Bani says:
ਪਜਹ ਮਰਾਰਗ ਕਮੇ ਗਨਮੇ ਜਰਾਪਹ ਨ ਕਸੋਸਰਾ ॥ Jih marag ke gane jahi na kosa. On that endless path after death where the miles cannot be counted ਹਪਰ ਕਰਾ ਨਰਾਮਪੁ ਊਹਰਾ ਸਤੂੰਪਗ ਤਸੋਸਰਾ ॥ Har ka nam uha sang tosa. There, the Name of the Lord shall be your sustenance. ਪਜਹ ਪਿਹੈਡਹੈ ਮਹਰਾ ਅਤੂੰਧ ਗਪੁਬਰਾਰਰਾ ॥ Jih paidai maha andh gubara. On that journey of total, pitch-black darkness ਹਪਰ ਕਰਾ ਨਰਾਮਪੁ ਸਤੂੰਪਗ ਉਜਨੀਆਰਰਾ ॥ Har ka nam sang ujiara. The Name of the Lord shall be the Light with you.
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
Jap Prayog 2017 in Southall
16 /17 September 2017: The annual Naam Simran Jap Prayog is here. On Saturday 16th September, the Sadh Sangat in Southall commenced the Prayog. In the early hours, the sangat had Amrit and the aradas was done promptly at 4am. The daily program is from 4am to 6am. On weekends additional sessions will be held in the evenings. Asa de var will be receited on Saturday & Sunday mornings. This Saturday the Vaar was receited by Southall’s Ladies Jatha and Ustad Harbhajan Singh Ji & Jatha did the honours on Sunday morning. The customary Saturday evening program will continue as usual. On the first Saturday of these Paryogs, Shabad / Kirtan was performed by the grandchildren of Late Sant Pyara Singh Sian and Ustads Harbhajan Singh. Nimrat Kaur & Jeevan Singh sang Bhagat Kabir Ji’s bani: ਮਾਧਉ ਜਲ ਕੀ ਪਿਆਸ ਨ ਜਾਇ (Maadhho Jal Kee Piaas N Jaae ||) while Ustad Ji sung Shabads from bani of Guru Arjan Dev Ji (ਸਾਜਨਾ ਸੰਤ ਆਉ ਮੇਰੈ ॥) and Bhagat Ravidas Ji’s ਐਸੀ ਲਾਲ ਤੁਝ ਬਿਨੁ ਕਉਨੁ ਕਰੈ ॥
Paath de Bhog – led by Jawand Singh and Arjan Tara Singh
Adi Guru Granth Sahib Ang . Shabad Guru Arjan Dev ji ਚਾਤ੍ਰਿਕ ਚਿਤ ਸੁਚਿਤ ਸੁ ਸਾਜਨੁ ਚਾਹੀਐ ॥
Chaathrik Chith Suchith S Saajan Chaaheeai ||
Performed on during Jap Paryog 2017 on 14 October by pupils of Ustad Harbhajan Singh, Ustad Gurdev Singh and Prabjot K Chana
Gurkar Kaur, Manpreet Kaur, Ravinder Kaur (Vocals), Aman Kaur (Sitar), Hakam Singh (Dilruba) and tabla by Sarabjit Singh.
Adi Guru Granth Sahib Ang 406. Shabad Guru Arjan Dev ji ਓਹਾ ਪ੍ਰੇਮ ਪਿਰੀ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥ Ouhaa Praem Piree
Raag Asa Dr Alankar Singh and Surjeet Singh Singh with Sarabjit Singh on tabla
Adi Guru Granth Sahib Ang 701. Shabad Guru Arjan Dev ji
ਕੋਈ ਜਨੁ ਹਰਿ ਸਿਉ ਦੇਵੈ ਜੋਰਿ ॥
Koee Jan Har Sio Dhaevai Jor ||
Raag Jaitsri Dr Alankar Singh and Surjeet Singh Singh with Sarabjit Singh on tabla
Adi Guru Granth Sahib Ang 724. Shabad Guru Arjan Dev ji
ਮਿਹਰਵਾਨੁ ਸਾਹਿਬੁ ਮਿਹਰਵਾਨੁ ॥
Miharavaan Saahib Miharavaan || Raag Bhairavi
Dr Alankar Singh and Surjeet Singh Singh with Sarabjit Singh on tabla
Ajeet Singh Anjan talks about the words BANI and GURU
Harbhajan Singh Gahir talks about Guru Ram Das Ji
Adi Guru Granth Sahib Ang 1197. Shabad Guru Nanak Dev ji
ਦੂਰਿ ਨਾਹੀ ਮੇਰੋ ਪ੍ਰਭੁ ਪਿਆਰਾ ॥
Dhoor Naahee Maero Prabh Piaaraa || Ustads Harbhajan Singh, Surjeet Singh and Kiranpal Singh with Narinderpal Singh on tabla
Adi Guru Granth Sahib Ang 1252. Shabad Bhagat Kabir
ਰਾਜਾਸ੍ਰਮ ਮਿਤਿ ਨਹੀ ਜਾਨੀ ਤੇਰੀ ॥
Raajaasram Mith Nehee Jaanee Thaeree || Ustads Harbhajan Singh, Surjeet Singh and Kiranpal Singh with Narinderpal Singh on tabla
Ajeet Singh Anjan talks about the history of Anand Karaj Ceremony (Sikh Marriages)
Ajeet Singh Anjan talks about the references of Bhagwan Krishan and Ram in Sri Adi Guru Granth Sahib
Adi Guru Granth Sahib Ang 540. Shabad Guru Ram Das ਸਭਿ ਜਾਇ ਮਿਲਹੁ ਸਤਿਗੁਰੂ ਕਉ ਮੇਰੀ ਜਿੰਦੁੜੀਏ ਜੋ ਹਰਿ ਹਰਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਦ੍ਰਿੜਾਵੈ ਰਾਮ ॥
Sabh Jaae Milahu Sathiguroo Ko Maeree Jindhurreeeae Jo Har Har Naam Dhrirraavai Raam || Ustads Harbhajan Singh, Surjeet Singh and Kiranpal Singh with Sarabjit Singh and Gurdev Singh on tabla
23 Sept 2017 marks Parkash diwas : Sri Satguru Hari Singh Ji
ਧੰਨ ਸੀ੍ ਸਤਿਗੁਰੂ ਹਰੀ ਸਿੰਘ ਜੀ (Dhan SRI SATGURU HARI SINGH JI)
Bibi Daljit Kaur talks about the life & times of Sri Satguru Hari Singh Ji
Adi Guru Granth Sahib Ang 1319 : Shabad Guru Ram Das
ਰਾਮਾ ਰਮ ਰਾਮੈ ਅੰਤੁ ਨ ਪਾਇਆ ॥
Raamaa Ram Raamai Anth N Paaeiaa || Prof Gursharan Kaur (Delhi), Ranjeet Kaur & with Sarabjit Singh on tabla
Adi Guru Granth Sahib Ang 547 : Shabad Guru Arjan Dev
ਸੁਨਹੁ ਬੇਨੰਤੀਆ ਸੁਆਮੀ ਮੇਰੇ ਰਾਮ ॥
Sunahu Baenantheeaa Suaamee Maerae Raam || Prof Gursharan Kaur (Delhi), Ranjeet Kaur & with Sarabjit Singh on tabla
Adi Guru Granth Sahib Ang 611 : Shabad Guru Arjan Dev
ਏਕੁ ਪਿਤਾ ਏਕਸ ਕੇ ਹਮ ਬਾਰਿਕ ਤੂ ਮੇਰਾ ਗੁਰ ਹਾਈ ॥
Eaek Pitha Eaekas Kae Ham Barik Thoo Maera Gur Haee || Prof Gursharan Kaur (Delhi), Ranjeet Kaur & with Sarabjit Singh on tabla
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
2-4 June 2017 Sri Satguru Uday Singh Ji's Visit to UK Feb 2017
“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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