Ustad Narinder Singh Sandhu (Teacher of Chardikala Jatha)

Many of you have seen or heard of Chardikala Jatha who are quite inspiring and do amazing kirtan. You might have wondered where they have learned to do raag kirtan? For quite a few years they have been studying music in Amritsar. This summer we were very fortunate to  have a visit with  their  teachers Ustad Narinder Singh Sandhu and  Ustad Murli Manohar (tabla).  I have met them a few times in  India but never had a chance to hear them play kirtan. Apparently  he doesn’t do recordings so  I guess  we were able to get the first recordings of  him doing kirtan  during his visit. The week of the Summer Solstice Camp

Summer Solstice Camp – Rensabai Kirtan

he played quite a few times. It was an amazing experience to listen to live. There was so much energy! The voice of Ustad and the skill in the tablas was awesome! I enjoyed it all so much. 

He taught  classes for a week to anyone that wanted to learn and by the end his voice was going out (so much singing). It is also quite dry here which is probably very different for him then the humid Amritsar climate. Two of the tracks are from when his voice was going out, but even with his voice out I could hardly tell till the very last shabad (which I didn’t post).

So enjoy listening and downloading the kirtan!

Summer Solstice Camp


Ps. If you have problems downloading by clicking on the down arrow next to each of the audios in the above player you can go here to download.

11 Responses to “Ustad Narinder Singh Sandhu (Teacher of Chardikala Jatha)”

  1. Parminder Kaur says:

    Thank you so much for bringing this enchanting kirtan to us! I feel so blessed! God bless you!

    Guru Fateh!

    Parminder Kaur

  2. inderpal singh says:

    Without Keertan who am I, but a lost soul wandering in the quagmire of this worldy sojurn that is called life. Listening to Ustad ji shabads has added zest to my soul just as we put water on plants so that they live and flower and fruit. Listening to Keertan so I live and flourish.

    Inderpal Singh

  3. Sat Pavan kaur says:

    Sat Nam Wahe Guru.
    Thank you soooooo much for posting the note and all the downloads. I kept looking everyday on your blog in hopes to find something about Ustad Ji there. And what a blessing to be able to hear him too, Wha!
    Thank you for all your work, now that I’m home, I apreciate it so much more, it keeps me connected.
    Love and Laugh
    Sat pavan chile

  4. Guru Darbar says:

    Also don’t forget Ustaad Murli Manohar Ji!!!

  5. Shanti Kaur Khalsa says:

    Sat Nam – You did such a great seva here! The recordings are clear and beautiful. I did some on my ipod, and they were …OK…. but not like these. Thank you, ji. I so appreciate what you!

  6. jaimeet singh says:

    waheguru ji ka khalsa waheguru ji ki fateh
    thank u soooo sooo much for loading these recordings of ustadji now we can listen to ustadji anytime.thanks

  7. Sarab Jit Kaur says:

    Sat Nam!
    Thank you for posting Ustad Ji’s recordings. I have been hoping to find them on your blog.
    It brings him and the time in India so close to my heart again.
    Much appreciation and keep up your great service.

    Love to you and your family .

    Blessings, Sarab Jit Germany

  8. jaspreet kaur sandhu says:

    great kirtan .he sings brilliantly ,very melodoius

  9. Bill Mamak says:

    Absolutely enchanting Kirtan. Ustad Narinder singh is truly blessed. You can feel the essence of the shabad when he sings . You have done a great service by making available the Kirtan by Ustad Narinder Singh online. Every single singing session of this captivating singer SHOULD be recorded for posterity.

    God Bless

  10. Karandeep Singh says:

    Dear gmustuk…I would like to request you to kindly avail the mantras of CKJ freely on either sikhnet or mrsikhnet…there is alot of sangat in India who loves CKJ keertan but cant buy so costly CDs @17 $…..plzz….if not all then atleast some of them…..I request you ….Kindly consider it ….its a benti from guru ka kookar to guru ka sewak…….


  11. waheguru ji ka khalsa waheguru ji ke fateh ji, Bhai sahib is blessed with spiritual voice and chardhi kala kirtan, akaaallllllllllllllllllll