Celebration of Arriving Souls

This weekend we celebrated the arrival of new souls joining into our community. It seems that the next "wave" of babies are on their way. My friends Guruprakash Kaur and Guru Darbar Singh along with Satmittar Kaur and Satguru Singh are both pregnant and preparing for new children in their families (along with Snatam Kaur who is due soon). Generally on the 120th day of pregnancy we join together and do kirtan and meditate to welcome the soul of the child.

Sat Mittar Kaur and Satguru Singh organized a beautiful rehnsabhai kirtan on this occasion. Yummy Langar, Good sangat, and beautiful kirtan. So Friday night many of us enjoyed hours of Gurbani Kirtan and meditating. There was a mix of shabads from lots of different sangat. With the coming of Guru Ram Das Ji’s Birthday many people sang shabads by Guru Ram Das and others sung in praise of Siri Guru Granth Sahib.

It was so nice; my kids even behaved, so I could sit and meditate. I had to check periodically on my son Narayan Singh to make sure he wasn’t doing something mischievous.  It’s normally only a matter of time if I don’t keep watch on him like a hawk. Part way through the night I didn’t see him around anywhere so headed to my office to look for him (The SikhNet office which is part of the Gurdwara building). Lo-and-behold, there he was with his friend Sahib Singh playing pinball on the computer. This wouldn’t normally be such an issue, but it so happened that the computer he was playing on was the same computer that was broadcasting live online and recording the kirtan going on! The next day I heard from my wife who said she was sleeping to the Kirtan when she heard these "scary loud banging, electronic sounds". I told her that it was the sound of Narayan playing pinball at the office. Hahaha. One has to laugh at these things. I was just listening to the recording and the pinball sounds were SOOO LOUD. I guess it was meant to wake people up. DING>>>DING!

Anyways….here are some of my picks from the Rehnsabhai Kirtan. Thank you Sat Guru Singh and Sat Mittar Kaur for organizing this, and to those who played kirtan so lovingly!

Snatam Kaur – Dhan Siri Guru Granth Sahib Ji
Snatam Kaur is still out and about singing. She herself is also pregnant, but much closer to her due date! She sang this wonderful tribute to the Siri Guru Granth Sahib (Dhan Siri Guru Granth Sahib Ji). It reminded me of a similar named track from an album titled Tribute to Mardana. (Tej Kaur from Vancouver singing backup vocals)

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Hari Bhajan Kaur – Bhan Jamiyai Bhan Nimeeyai
This shabad is a beaituful tribute to Women, by Guru Nanak Dev Ji.

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Tej Kaur – Guru Guru Waheguru / Mera Man Loche
It was great to have Tej Kaur here again visiting from Vancouver, Canada. She sings so beautifully with so much love. Have a listen.

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Avtar Singh – Guru Ram Das
The well known Avtar Singh plays music with his own style. He sings everything in a blues style and is quite unique and energetic. He is Siri Chand and Lakhmi Chand Singh’s father. I allways feel great when I hear him sing!

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Satguru Singh – We All Come From One Creator
I was surpised to hear Satguru Singh play music. We used to work together at SikhNet for many years and I have never heard him play anything musical so when I heard him jamming out it was great! He sang the last time slot at about 3:30AM in the morning. GO SATGURU! Keep it coing! (I think you can hear his kids in the very beginning saying "oww! oww! and other baby sounds")

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Avtar Singh – All Things Come From God

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