Espanola Gurdwara – Live Audio Broadcast

Ever since we did some improvements to our Gurdwara a few years ago I have not been broadcasting our local Gurdwara on the internet. I used to do a live audio/video broadcast for many years every Sunday. However as I started to become the family man and more busy with work it was more difficult to cover.

I’ve been meaning to start this back up again, but haven’t gotten around to it yet because I have to figure out a way to economically setup a few permanent cameras that I can show video (or still frames that update periodically).

This morning my wife was asking me when I was going to set this up again because it is getting really hard for her to sit in Gurdwara for a long time being very pregnant. So, this was a little motivation to at least get the audio part going again. This way she can listen to ghe Gurdwara from home when she isn’t feeling well, or needs to go home early to rest.

So, this message is just to let you know that Gurdwara here in Espanola will be broadcast live every Sunday (starting right now). So, if you are up and awake at the time then you can tune in and virtually be a part of our Gurdwara here.

We don’t have “professional ragis” who are full time, so the Kirtan is just played by members of the Sangat who wish to do kirtan. Musicians are both young and old, western and eastern, so you’ll hear a mix of styles.

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Ps. I added a permanent link on the left hand navigator here on my blog which says “Espanola Gurdwara”

17 Responses to “Espanola Gurdwara – Live Audio Broadcast”

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  2. Anonymous says:

    Hey Gurmustak,
    I was listeing to a gurduwara and noticed Yogi Bhajan gave a lecture.
    Are these all pre recorded lectures on video u have recorded? Is there Alot of them?
    Thanks

  3. These are lectures from previous Gurdwaras which are replayed. During every Gurdwara we listen to a lecture.

  4. anildev_singh_malhi says:

    Enjoyed the ardaas. Was wondering whether the english version has been passes by the SGPC?

    Why is it that the word Akal is used in mid-ardaas…?
    Just a bit confused there.

    Interesting to experience how the programmes are in New Mexico.

    WJKK, WJKF.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Gurbani and Gursikhs have an intimate relation. Gurbani reminds us of Gursikhs and the Gursikhs remind us of Gurbani. Both are in perfect harmony and incessantly glorify as well as complement each other.

    So when I heard Yogiji’s speech and saw the last couple of postings on this forum – my thoughts turned to Gurbani. Thanks to Guru Arjan Sahib for this shabad which I heard from Bhai Sahib Jeevan Singh.

    abhaagay tai laaj naahee.
    You unfortunate man – have you no shame?
    ka-udee badlai ti-aagai ratan.
    In exchange for a shell, he gives up a jewel.
    chhod jaa-ay taahoo kaa jatan.
    He tries to get what he must give up.
    so sanchai jo hochhee baat.
    He collects those things which are worthless.
    maa-i-aa mohi-aa taydha-o jaat.
    Enticed by Maya, he takes the crooked path
    abhaagay tai laaj naahee.
    You unfortunate man – have you no shame?
    abhaagay tai laaj naahee.
    You unfortunate man – have you no shame?

    sukh saagar pooran parmaysar har na chayti-o man maahee.
    You do not remember in your mind the ocean of peace, the perfect Transcendent Lord God
    abhaagay tai laaj naahee.
    You unfortunate man – have you no shame?
    abhaagay tai laaj naahee.
    You unfortunate man – have you no shame?

    amrit ka-uraa bikhi-aa meethee.
    Nectar seems bitter to you, and poison is sweet.
    saakat kee biDh nainhu deethee.
    Such is your condition, you faithless cynic, which I have seen with my own eyes.
    koorh kapat ahaNkaar reejhaanaa.
    You are fond of falsehood, fraud and egotism.
    naam sunat jan bichhoo-a dasaanaa. ||2||
    If you hear the Naam, the Name of the Lord, you feel like you have been stung by a scorpion.
    abhaagay tai laaj naahee.
    You unfortunate man – have you no shame?
    abhaagay tai laaj naahee.
    You unfortunate man – have you no shame?

    maa-i-aa kaaran sad hee jhoorai.
    You continually yearn for Maya,
    man mukh kabeh na ustat karai.
    and you never chant the Lord’s Praises with your mouth.
    nirbha-o nirankaar daataar.
    The Lord is fearless and formless; He is the Great Giver.

  6. The ardas is just a translation of the normal ardas which you hear in Punjabi.

    The “Akaaal” chant is normally done three times by the Sangat when someone dies, to remember them and help their soul in the transition time.

  7. Ram Das Kaur says:

    Thank you so much for this wonderful Seva.
    God Bless
    Ram Das Kaur

  8. Different but nice. Is some of the singing performance in English is translation from Gurbani or just songs in the praise of Khalsa?

    Bhai Mohinder Singh jee.. I believe WaheGuru (ਵਾਹਿਗ�ਰੂ) is a single word and is written together. It sure comprises of two words “Wahe� and “Guru� like you have written.

    Bhul Chuk De Khema…

  9. Sarvjeet, most of what is sung during Gurdwara is Gurbani, however some people sing inspirational songs of the Gurus or being a Sikh in English. Also people sing songs in English which are translations of Gurbani.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Bhai Sahib Jeevan Singh’s shabad got truncated…posting the remaining part.

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    nirbha-o nirankaar daataar.
    The Lord is fearless and formless; He is the Great Giver.
    tis si-o pareet na karai gavaar.
    But you do not love Him, you fool!
    abhaagay tai laaj naahee.
    You unfortunate man – have you no shame?
    abhaagay tai laaj naahee.
    You unfortunate man – have you no shame?

    sabh saahaa sir saachaa saahu.
    God, the True King, is above the heads of all kings.
    vaymuhtaaj pooraa paatisaahu.
    He is the independent, perfect Lord King.
    moh magan lapti-o bharam girah.
    People are intoxicated by emotional attachment, entangled in doubt and family life.
    naanak taree-ai tayree mihar.
    Nanak: they are saved only by Your Mercy, Lord.
    naanak taree-ai tayree mihar.
    Nanak: they are saved only by Your Mercy, Lord.

  11. No Problem Sarvjeet singh,
    Here It goes again. Chant 108 times

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  12. Harpal Singh says:

    Thanks to you for starting the Live Audio Broadcast, at least we can listen to Kirten & etc…, but when I on just now it it was over due time factor. As for “Professional Ragis”, since the incident concerned with Bhai Sata and Bhai Balwanda, Sahib Sri Guru Arjan Dev Ji has bestowed Sad Sangat to do Kirten from that time onwards. Infact the whole sangat is given a chance to participate and praise Waheguruji. I am sure you all are doing it most beautifully. I have listened to a few, and felt attracted to the Kirten. Thank You.

  13. DEEP says:

    GURUMUSTAK BAIJI,
    IS IT RIGHT TO RIGHT SHABADS AND GURBANI IN POSTS OR COMMENTS?????????

  14. It looks like the dome on top of the Gurdwara needs some seva done to it. A new layer of gold paint appears in the picture to be needed. Not to sound like Im goodie goodie or anything. Just a suggestion.SatNam
    Waheguru ji ka Khalsa Waheguru ji ki fateh!

  15. Pritam Singh, that actually is real gold plating and not paint. This picture was from a while back. I think they did some repairs but and not certain.

  16. Bhai Mohinder Singh jee…

    I also believe that chanting WaheGuru for a few time does not slove the purpose. I try to remember WaheGuru 24/7/12/365…

    You see I believe it is like being conscious of your health. One should not just exercise for an hour or two. One should incorporate exercise in ones routine… like taking stairs instead of elevator (of course if it is a few floors), walk down to the corner store instead of driving etc…. My views, no one has to agree…

    Also, I apologize if this or previous comment of mine may have upset you.

    WaheGuru…

  17. FT says:

    Sat Sri Akal Gurumustuk-ji,

    I will look forward to listenting to this at work. (-: I only have dial-up at home.

    Depending on what kind of web-cam system you’re looking form, maybe a similar system that farms use to monitor their horses would work. Some of them broadcast their foaling Cams on the internet so that horseless horse-loveers (like myself) can watch, although these types of cams usually don’t include sound that I’m aware of. If you’re interested in checking those types of cams out, here is a link to one site that sells them:

    http://www.barncams.com/

    I used to watch the foaling cams all the time, back when I was able to stay up into the wee hours of the night (when most foals are born), but now that I have a regular day job, I don’t get to watch the birthings anymore. Such is life! (-: But sometimes I watch the new foals on the cams during the day.

    Stay in Chardhi Kala.

    –Rochelle