Kirtan/Celebration to Welcome the Baby

Me and my “sweetie”….

Tonight we had a beautiful celebration with family and friends to welcome the soul of our new child. It is custom for our communties to do Kirtan, and meditate on the 120th day of the pregnancy. It’s a great way to get together and meditate with the sangat and pray for the child. Arjan got lots of nice gifts from people too…which is always a treat. It’s also nice to have this event which is very supportive to the mothers. It’s not an easy task to go through pregnancy and have a baby.

It was a very cozy and fun occasion…with a few unexpected turns. One of our friends who was going to do the Kirtan called at the last minute saying she was sick and couldn’t come, so we scrambled to find someone 5 minutes before we were supposed to start . Also someone had helped us by making a huge pot of soup for dinner, but because it was done the night before and sat out (un-refrigerated) it ended up fermenting a bit (going bad)…and I think when it was being warmed up got burnt. This was all 5 minutes before starting so it was one thing after the other. No food… no kirtan? Next thing we know Home Run Pizza was called and stacks of Pizza were on their way for 50+ people. People darted out to the store on the other side of town and bought up some stuff to make salad and bread. By the time the Kirtan was done there was a feast at hand. It was really nice how many of my friends just took care of all this at a moments notice. It is inspiring when people just serve and do things for others.

We got off to a rocky start but everything worked out in the end.

9 Responses to “Kirtan/Celebration to Welcome the Baby”

  1. I can not wait to see the pictures Love you both Cousin Jenny Miner

  2. Jaspal Singh says:

    Waheguru himself make things work out for his believers “karan karavan aape aap”

  3. Anonymous says:

    does it say in guru granth sahib about the 120th day being wen the soul comes into the baby?

  4. So sorry I couldn’t be there (had a college class to attend). All my blessings to you and the new soul. Love you all, Auntie Guru Meher Kaur

  5. Siri Hari K and Siri Anand S from McAllen, TX says:

    May God and Guru bless you and your growing family! We also had our 120th day celebration 3 weeks ago for our first! Congratulations again.

  6. ਸਲੋਕ ॥

    ਰਚੰਤਿ ਜੀਅ ਰਚਨਾ ਮਾਤ ਗਰਭ ਅਸਥਾਪਨੰ ॥
    rachant jee-a rachnaa, maat garabh asthaapnaN.
    Creating the soul, Waheguru places this creation in the womb of the mother.

    ਸਾਸਿ ਸਾਸਿ ਸਿਮਰੰਤਿ ਨਾਨਕ ਮਹਾ ਅਗਨਿ ਨ ਬਿਨਾਸਨੰ ॥੧॥
    saas saas simrant naanak, mahaa agan na binaasnaN. ||1||
    With each and every breath, it meditates in remembrance on Waheguru, O Nanak; it is not consumed by the great fire. ||1||

    ਮ�ਖ� ਤਲੈ ਪੈਰ ਉਪਰੇ ਵਸੰਦੋ ਕ�ਹਥੜੈ ਥਾਇ ॥
    mukh talai pair upre, vasando kuhthaRai thaa-e.
    With its head down, and feet up, it dwells in that slimy place.

    ਨਾਨਕ ਸੋ ਧਣੀ ਕਿਉ ਵਿਸਾਰਿਓ ਉਧਰਹਿ ਜਿਸ ਦੈ ਨਾਇ ॥੨॥
    naanak so DhaNee ki-o visaar-i-o uDhrahi jis dai naa-e. ||2||
    O Nanak, how could we forget the Master? Through His Name, we are saved. ||2||
    (Ang 706)

    Your child is very blessed to oppurtunity to have Sangat and listen to Keertan and Naam even before being born into this world. :)

  7. bahoot bahoot vadahiyan Gurmustak Singh Ji !!!

  8. estarz says:

    Excellent site 1st of all and hearty congrats!

  9. Anonymous says:

    Arjan looks radiant.