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In Divine Remembrance of

Dhan Dhan Baba Nand Singh Ji Nanaksar Kaleran Wale

And

Dhan Dhan Baba Isher Singh Ji Rara Sahib Wale

Mahan Jap Tap Smagam and Roohani Kirtan Darbar

From Saturday 1st of August to Saturday the 15th of August 2009

At the Khalsa Centre Gurudwara, Tooting, London

With: Baba Balwinder Singh Ji Nanaksar Kuraliwale

The Samagam is being done with the blessings of the Sangat.

Samagam Details

Daily

Asa Di War, Kirtan & Sukhmani Sahib Paath ...................... 6:00 - 9:00am

Guru Ka Langar ................................................................................. 9:00am

Sukhmani Sahib Paath ............................................................. 5:00 - 6:15pm

Rehraas ..................................................................................... 6:30 - 7:00pm

Kirtan by Baba Ji & Jatha ...................................................... 7:00 - 8:00pm

Thursday 13th August 2009

Sukhmani Sahib Paath, Naam Simran ............................... 6:00am - 7:00pm

Kirtan by Baba Ji & Jatha ................................................ 7:00pm – 8.00pm

Arambh of Siri Akhand Paath………………………… 8.00pm

Saturday 15th August 2009

Bhog of Siri Akhand Paath …………………………. 8.00pm onwards

Guru Ka Langar Will Be Served Throughout the Programme

The Sangat will perform continuous recitation of Sri Sukhmani Sahib, Sri Japji Sahib, Moolmantar and Gurmantar throughout.

Note: On Saturday 15th of August at the end of the Smagam, Dhan Dhan Siri Guru Granth Sahib Ji Maharaj will be loving showered with Flowers by the Sangat, on this day, kindly could the Sangat attend in White Clothing (Chitay Baaster):

Address: - Khalsa Center Gurdwara

95 Upper Tooting Road,

London, SW 17 7TW, U.K.

Tel: 020 8767 3196

Organised by all the Khalsa Center Gurdwara Prabandakh Committee and the Sadh Sangat.

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Rag Asa is under the first pehar of the day from 3am to 6am

Why dont the world do Asa Raag within the correct time??????????????? or when people do reharaas after lunch (sarcastic)

Its weird when people start Asa di Vaar at 9am :rolleyes:

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"Rag Asa is under the first pehar of the day from 3am to 6am"

Sikhs don't follow time lines for performance of kirtan. This concept has only been introduced in recent times. Goindval Pothis were constructed with time line concept i.e. raags were sectioned into the Pehars, but Guru Arjun dev Ji completely did away with that in Aad Granth.

The oldet kirtan traditions i.e. rababis, don't follow time line concept either - its part of the evolving Indian Musical Science - Gurus did away with these impractical measures.

Ones expression of Bani in any mood is not time bound - to say so is durmat.

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"Rag Asa is under the first pehar of the day from 3am to 6am"

Sikhs don't follow time lines for performance of kirtan. This concept has only been introduced in recent times. Goindval Pothis were constructed with time line concept i.e. raags were sectioned into the Pehars, but Guru Arjun dev Ji completely did away with that in Aad Granth.

The oldet kirtan traditions i.e. rababis, don't follow time line concept either - its part of the evolving Indian Musical Science - Gurus did away with these impractical measures.

Ones expression of Bani in any mood is not time bound - to say so is durmat.

Well said Khaalis. An example is in Darbar Sahib where most often the last shabad just b4 raehraas sahib is sung in raag asa to set the right musical mood since the preceding So Dar section is sung in raag asa b4 the tabia vale gyanee takes over the rest of Raehraas reading. Likewise when Asa ki // is sung, during the course of singing ,you normally start shifting from raag asa to other ragas like Todi,Asavari, Bhervee, and, as you do this, you may decide to do a couple of 'shekas' of 1 of the raginis of Bhervee ,i.e malkauns or even venture on to other complimentary ragas for a good flow like Rageshwari , chanderkauns ,shivranjeni , or even gunkeli . Likewise Sri raag, darbari kanra, madhuventi , etc are considered by many as midnight ragas but they fit in fine with keertan being done at dusk, if you look up the keertan of ragees like dharam singh zakhmi , nihang balbir singh, and the rest.A lot of times during evening keertan sessions in a gurudwara a 1st heavy raga(e.g sorath,gauree,tilang, jaijawantee is normally proceeded by a second shabad sung in a 'lighter' raga set to a more rhymatic kehrva taal such as bhupali or dhanasree or even a morning raag like bhervee.

The most important thing apart from ragas is correct pronounciation ,rehaos at the right place. And of course whichever way you choose to sing, the most important thing is to sing with nimarta and lots of prem ras. No matter how technically right you get your keertan.... if you and the keertan being sung are not radiating with prem ras, your keertan just becomes flat and devoid of emotion and joy and leaves a flat taste.

Keertan is built up love for Gurujee bursting out through your voice throat, like how a volcano erupts spewing out hot molten lava.

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