Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Ashupreet Kaur
Singing at Gurbani Gaveh Bhai.
 
posted by upinder kaur at 4/23/2008 01:38:00 PM | Permalink |


3 Comments:


  • At 29 April 2008 at 1:12 AM, Blogger Prabhu Singh

    It's so great to hear women raagis :-) It seems to not be a frequent occurrence for many of us.

     
  • At 30 April 2008 at 6:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous

    It is not that not-so-frequent occurrence to see women performing kirtan in India. The women here do kirtan as much as the men do. The only difference is that most women do not take up Kirtan as a 'profession' or a means to earn a livelihood. As a result they do not gain that 'name and fame' and are less heard of.
    Most of the local Gurdwaras here have 'Istree Satsang Jathas'. These are groups formed by local Sikh women who actively participate in doing Kirtan, Paath (Sukhmani Sahib, Sehej Paath, etc), Paath Bodh, discussions on Gurbani and many other forms of Nishkaam Sewa. Young girls are taught and encouraged to do Kirtan in Sikh Indian households as much as the boys are. In fact, in local Gurdwaras the girls are seen to be more actively involved in doing Kirtan, paath and other sewa than the boys.

     
  • At 30 April 2008 at 6:42 PM, Blogger upinder kaur

    Thanks Prabhu!
    Anonymous I agree with you.As you say "In fact, in local Gurdwaras the girls are seen to be more actively involved in doing Kirtan, paath and other sewa than the boys" I support you in that too.I feel boys seem to be more interested in fire works than kirtan most of the time. This is what I have noticed locally. I can't say what happens in other places.