Wednesday, May 31, 2006
more pictures
More photographs from Kirtan darbar

Bhai Balbir Singh Ji

Bhai Avtar Singh ji

I have video recordings of these two Ragi Jathas.Please tell me how to share it

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Tuesday, May 30, 2006
Kirtan Darbar
The kirtan darbar on 28th may 2006 at Gurdwara Rakab Ganj was really excellent but I was disappointed to see such a low turn-out of Sangat. I don't know the reason for it .....but such great ragis and so few listeners!
Bhai Gulab Singh Ji

Bhai Surinder singh ji of Singh Bandhu duo

Bhai Jaswant Singh Ji from Amritsar

Bhai Sarabjeet Singh Rangeela ji from Durg

The Sangat

Guru maharaj's Palki

Another close-up of Bhai Gulab Singh ji

The weather in delhi is really hot and humid. I do agree it was a very uncomfortable day on sunday. But this kirtan darbar was dedicated to Guru Arjan Dev ji who had sacrificed his life on the hot tavi in this scorching heat of Jeth month. We can't withstand a little discomfort to listen to his bani? People instead preferred to watch its live telecast on TV in their air-conditioned rooms.

This made me really sad. We must do some soul-searching!
I have some video recordings of the programme which I would like to share. More photographs will follow in the next post.

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Wednesday, May 24, 2006
Journey Of Life
mÚ 1 ] (138-2)
mehlaa 1.
First Mehl:
ds bwlqix bIs rvix qIsw kw suMdru khwvY ] (138-2, mwJ, mÚ 1)
das baaltan bees ravan teesaa kaa sundar kahaavai.
At the age of ten, he is a child; at twenty, a youth, and at thirty, he is called handsome.

cwlIsI puru hoie pcwsI pgu iKsY sTI ky boFypw AwvY ]
chaaleesee pur ho-ay pachaasee pag khisai sathee kay bodhaypaa aavai.
At forty, he is full of life; at fifty, his foot slips, and at sixty, old age is upon him.

sqir kw miqhIxu AsIhW kw ivauhwru n pwvY ]
satar kaa matiheen aseehaaN kaa vi-uhaar na paavai.
At seventy, he loses his intellect, and at eighty, he cannot perform his duties.

nvY kw ishjwsxI mUil n jwxY Ap blu ]
navai kaa sihjaasnee mool na jaanai ap bal.
At ninety, he lies in his bed, and he cannot understand his weakness.

FMFoilmu FUiFmu ifTu mY nwnk jgu DUey kw Dvlhru ]3]
dhandholim dhoodhim dith mai naanak jag Dhoo-ay kaa Dhavalhar. 3
After seeking and searching for such a long time, O Nanak, I have seen that the world is just a mansion of smoke. 3
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Monday, May 22, 2006
Gurmat Samagam on 28th May 2006
Yesterday I visited Gurudwara Rakab Ganj Sahib and Got this Information which I would like to share with all of you.A kirtan Darbar is being arranged on 28th May 2006 at Lakhi Shah Vanjara Hall at Gurudwara Rakab Ganj Sahib, New Delhi-1
This the poster at the main gate of the Gurudwara.
Its dedicated to 400th Anniversary of Guru Arjan Dev Ji's Martyrdom
This is the programme printed and distributed by Delhi Sikh Gurudwara prabandhak committee
If any of you happen to be in Delhi that day you should not miss this Kirtan darbar.
As I was leaving I took this photograph. Sun had gone down and Gurudwara was lit up with beautiful lamps.
If anyone wants more details of this programme, feel free to mail me.I'll be glad to supply whatever information I can.
posted by upinder kaur at 5/22/2006 09:32:00 am | Permalink | 3 comments
Saturday, May 20, 2006
Rain And Sunshine
A few showers made these lilies bloom

These flowers bloom only when sun shines

God you are Great!
It rains at night and sun shines in day time,
making each flower bloom.
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Wednesday, May 17, 2006
Cool And Clean Morning
There were more showers last night in Delhi
The trees looked washed and happyFlowers glowed in the morning rays
The lawns looked greener.......
Clean cool enviroment is being thoroughly enjoyed by this man
Best things in life come free of cost.......

bahutaa karam likhi-aa naa jaa-ay.
His Blessings are so abundant that there can be no written account of them.
vadaa daataa til na tamaa-ay.
The Great Giver does not hold back anything.
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Monday, May 15, 2006
Aandhee paachhay jo jal barkhai tihi tayraa jan bheenaaN
Last night around 11.30 pm a very strong dust storm hit Delhi uprooting trees and electric poles. Rain and lightening followed the dust storm bringing down the temperature sharply. In the morning all the trees looked clean and washed as the sun rose. It was so cool and beautiful but I felt sad for the birds that lost their nests!

rwgu gauVI cyqI ] (331-17)

dyKO BweI g´wn kI AweI AWDI ]
daykhou bhaa-ee ga-yaan kee aa-ee aaNDhee.
Behold, O Siblings of Destiny, the storm of spiritual wisdom has come.

sBY aufwnI BRm kI twtI rhY n mwieAw bWDI ]1] rhwau ]
sabhai udaanee bharam kee taatee rahai na maa-i-aa baaNDhee. 1 rahaa-o.
It has totally blown away the thatched huts of doubt, and torn apart the bonds of Maya. 1Pause

duicqy kI duie QUin igrwnI moh blyfw tUtw ]
duchitay kee du-ay thoon giraanee moh balaydaa tootaa.
The two pillars of double-mindedness have fallen, and the beams of emotional attachment have come crashing down.

iqsnw Cwin prI Dr aUpir durmiq BWfw PUtw ]1]
tisnaa chhaan paree Dhar oopar durmat bhaaNdaa footaa.
The thatched roof of greed has caved in, and the pitcher of evil-mindedness has been broken.

AWDI pwCy jo jlu brKY iqih qyrw jnu BInW ]
aaNDhee paachhay jo jal barkhai tihi tayraa jan bheenaaN.
Your servant is drenched with the rain that has fallen in this storm.

kih kbIr min BieAw pRgwsw audY Bwnu jb cInw ]2]43]
kahi kabeer man bha-i-aa pargaasaa udai bhaan jab cheenaa.
Says Kabeer, my mind became enlightened, when I saw the sun rise.
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Amaltas trees
Flowers on Gulmohar have been shed and now there are plenty of Amaltas trees with yellow flowers all over Delhi
Trees on Malcha Marg
This tree is in a school compound
You can see the entire row of these trees along the road side

This tree is at Bangla sahib Gurudwara

posted by upinder kaur at 5/15/2006 05:53:00 pm | Permalink | 0 comments
Tuesday, May 09, 2006
Gurudwara Damdama Sahib of Delhi
Gurdwara Damdama Sahib is located near Humayun’s Tomb on the Outer Ring Road, New Delhi.

This gurdwara is associated with the Tenth Guru, Shri Guru Gobind Singhji. It commemorates his meeting in 1707 with Prince Muazzam, later Emperor Bahadur Shah. He had been requested by the Prince for help in his battle for succession for the throne with his brother, after the death of Aurangzeb. Guru Sahib met the Prince at this place and together, they drew up their strategy. They watched elephant and bull fights organized for their entertainment.

Garden in the gurudwara compound
Dhan Dhan Shri Guru Granth Sahib
Purana Qila wall just adjacent to gurudwara

Cute little singh sahib in the gurudwara hall

posted by upinder kaur at 5/09/2006 11:59:00 am | Permalink | 2 comments
Friday, May 05, 2006
Summer Fruits
The Temperature is just shooting up in Delhi. It has already touched 45 degree celsius.Power cuts and water shortage is making life all the more difficult.The only good thing I can think about summer is Almighty's lovely gift of these Fruits. He is so kind that he created these juicy fruits to take care of us during this scorching heat. Least we can do is Thank him every time we enjoy them.


The Aarru
Lovely Jammun Guess the cost.......Its Rs.100 per Kg.When we were kids no one would have bought it even at 1/100th the price coz there were so many trees in Delhi and plenty were available totally free.

Bet you must be wondering what is this! These are called Phalse and are typically sold in Delhi.I haven't seen these being sold in other cities I have visited.The fruit tastes sweet and sour
This Style of selling Mangoes I saw only this year in Delhi
You can not think of summer without these Fruits
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Thursday, May 04, 2006
More Photographs

ChardiKala Jatha
Students of MiriPiri Academy
Bhai Harbans Singh Jagadhari Wale

Anup Jalota from Mumbai

The Audience
Bhai Nirmal Singh Khalsa from Amritsar
Shri Nathu Khan and Manne Khan from Bikaner ( Rajasthan)
Now That's Angad sitting nearest possible to the stage and clicking away to glory
posted by upinder kaur at 5/04/2006 01:28:00 pm | Permalink | 4 comments