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MANINDER SINGH (SRI NAGAR vALE) DEMANDS £3100 for kirtan programme

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Gurfateh Ji

It has come to light that Maninder Singh (sri nagar vale) who is known for preferring singing geets to shabads has demanded over £3100 plus business class tickets to come to the UK for a programme in Leicester.

Since when did Ragis become so commercialised? I am so disappointed by hearing this news as all I hear is that Ragis want so much money. Where has the love for Gurbani gone? I accept that this this is their livelihood but surely demanding so much money is just greed. If he wants to become a pop star then he should give up kirtan.

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I dont think so. They say daler mehndi was a kirtaniya, but he gave that up and became a pop star, gayek, because he said he earned more and got more respect too than as a kirtaniya. He said he was treated like a lowly servant before.

Im glad kirtan is in so much demand, that kirtaniye can demand that much money. We r willing to pay pop stars that much but not ppl whove dedicated their whole lives to raag?

Ofc if he charges too much, dont invite him. Guruji ended the tradition of formal kirtaniye, and taught us all kirtan, and there are many youngsters who can do kirtan in the uk. Invite local kids to do kirtan. Also many famous kirtaniye live in the uk, like Gurbir Singh, Hazara Singh scotland, and many jathas that do better kirtan than maninder singh raagi: the lost strings, Qi-rattan, tav prasad jatha, etc. Invite these local ppl. Some of them even know how to do kirtan on puratan saaj, some on guitaar, and they have beautiful voices.

Though guru ji taught us all kirtan, ofc the ones who can do it better will be in more demand, and so they can charge more. 

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I don't know why they treat kirtanis so badly.. Lakhbir Lakha was also a kirtani too who got treated badly, then he moved over to doing Devi bhajans and he earned lakhs for singing bhajans in just one day.

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Time is long gone when baba ishar singh ji like saints used to do kirtan all night and day, starting kirtan at evening and till morning 5am, without much infrastructure just standing along a table without harmonium

 

dhan baba ishar singh ji

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