SikhNet Radio Network

Since the early days of SikhNet I have enjoyed live internet broadcasting. When I started SikhNet radio back in 1996 I used to broadcast the music that I was listening to while working on my regular job. This was back when I did SikhNet in my free time. Over the years we did quite a few live audio and video broadcasts. There is something exciting about tuning into things that are happening live somewhere else in the world. Actually…even tuning into our local Gurdwara from home is great.

One of the things that I have always wanted to do was to create a network where you could watch or listen to Kirtan from Gurdwaras all over the world. I feel like we are one step closer in this direction. Live streaming audio/video technology, and internet access has progressed quite a bit since the 90’s. It is now easier than ever for Gurdwaras to broadcast live with a simple computer and internet connection.

For the past few days I have been testing different things related to this project. We have added two new radio channels for SikhNet, "Western / Non Traditional" and "Classical Raag" which is in addition to the existing "channel". We have also added live broadcast streams from six Gurdwaras from India, Canada, and the USA. So any time of day or night you can tune into Kirtan that is happening live somewhere in the world.

I have tried to make the radio streams as easily accessible as possible. You can click on the little web page player buttons…or click on the player links to launch the audio in the player of your choice. This way you won’t have to download any software. For those of you who listen at work (and have firewalls blocking web content) I have setup the radio in a way that if you have internet access you should be able to tune in. When I have time I also plan to provide some HTML code for any of you who have websites and want to add a player button so that your visitors can tune in to any of the radio channels.

The next stage of the plan is to help as many Gurdwaras as possible become part of the SikhNet Radio Network. The first choice would be Gurdwaras that have Kirtan on a regular basis every day of the week. Someone in the community would need to be responsible for getting things setup (dedicated computer, internet access, audio feed to computer). I would then help with info on how to get setup and give SikhNet server info for the broadcast. We could also host for single large events…but to start we plan to build the network of regular Gurdwara broadcasters. If any of you who are reading this want to get your Gurdwara broadcasting live online then let me know. Also let me know if your Gurdwara is already doing a live broadcast.

Ok, so now you have read all this and are probably wanting to check it out right? Well, head on over to SikhNet Radio Network to have a listen. Please keep in mind that everything is still "pre-beta" (if you want to call it that) and a work in progress. You might notice things changing around or get disconnected (when I have to restart the server for a config change). It was only this evening that I finished getting some of radio broadcasts setup and added the audio stream from Harimander Sahib. Enjoy….and let me know what you think. If you have problems that are consistent let me know too.

22 Responses to “SikhNet Radio Network”

  1. singh khaalsaa says:


    great project
    hope you can do it simply

    it will be great if the project is simpler

    it will be nice to hear HUKAMNAAMAAS from various GURUDWAARAAAs in the world


  2. Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa! Waheguru Ji Ke Fateh!

    “If any of you who are reading this want to get your Gurdwara broadcasting live online then let me know. ”

    This is a really nice thing that you are doing jio

    Thank you

    Our Gurdwara would love to have a live stream. We are still making the Gurdwara’s website and we would love to have a live stream from the Gurdwara jio.

    Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa! Waheguru Ji Ke Fateh!

  3. Ajit Singh says:

    Waheguru! This is awsome. At work I wasn’t allowed to download Realplayer… now I can get the much needed inspiration at work I need. Thanks!

  4. Parminder says:

    Waheguru ji ka khalsa Waheguru ji ki fateh. This is fabulous! Only please include the link to right on your main page, which happens to be my home page.

  5. g says:

    Guru mustak singh ji

    you guys have done a exceptionally wonderful job!!!!!! I don’t have words to express my excitement.

    You guys are real channel of Guruji, since serving this universe with Gurbani

    thanks a lot

  6. N kaur says:

    Whaeguru Ji Ka Khalsa!
    Wahegurur Ji Ki Fateh!

    This is amazing! I love listening to Gurabni from Harminder Sahib. Also you can subscribe to ATN Alpha Punjabi TV channel and they broadcast Gurbani daily from Harminder Sahib 12:30am to 4:00am and then again 4:30am to 8:30am for the daily Hukamnama and Asa Di Var. They also broadcast 3:00pm to 5:00pm for Rehras Sahib.

  7. Sudarshan says:

    Simply Great!!!!

  8. Antonia D'Onofrio says:

    Gurmustak ji

    You are amazing! I checked it. Don’t let me blabber on.

  9. Ravinder Singh says:

    Amazing and awesome! Not too sure if you can do this or not. When you had the radio button before you changed it, it showed the artist whom is singing the shabad and the name of the shabad. This option isn’t there any longer, the reason why i thought it was a good idea to have the listing of the shabad and artist is that if someone likes it, they can subsequently search for the artist and shabad and purchase the album / song if they like it.

    This really is fantastic! I don’t know if you have done much research into HD Digital Radio or even HD TV or not, but perhaps there are opportunities in that arena too as its up and coming technology.. but of course operating costs could be high, however just something to consider..

    I’m listening to the radio right now and having all the channels is really a fantastic idea..

  10. Gurjeet Singh says:

    Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!

    nice job team ! Is Channel 12 activated at specific time in a day or its available throughout ?

  11. Ravinder: You can still see who is playing the shabad in the external player. I hope to work out the “now playing” feature for the website… but didn’t have time.

    Gurjeet: All the live Gurdwaras have specific schedules. Channel 12 which is our local Gurdwara us normally only on once a week (Sunday). You’ll see links to the right side of each channel which sometimes have the schedules for the Gurdwara broadcasts.

    I hope to create a system which works with a schedule so it shows all the gurdwaras that are “Now broadcasting”. This will be helpfull when there are many more Gurdwaras…

  12. Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa! Waheguru Ji Ke Fateh!

    Pha Ji our Gurdwara wanted to do a live broadcast too. We would be very grateful if you could help us please :)

    Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa! Waheguru Ji Ke Fateh!


  14. Waheguru Ji ka Khalsa, Wheguru Ji ki Fateh

    This is a wonderfull effort and I want to convey my congratulations to all of the Sikhnet team members.

    I love sikhnet.

    I wish to meet you guys if I get a chance to visit US….

    While I was away from my home country and wanted to listen to gurbani Sikhnet radio was very helpful, But this feature has added more to its beauty.


    Mandeep Singh Khalsa

  15. Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa! Waheguru Ji Ke Fateh!

    I have added SikhNet Radio to the latest Khalsa Network Site. I was wandering if this is ok and if I am allowed to keep it on the site and add it to the rest of the Khalsa Network | Khalsa Productions sites.

    Thank You for your great services.

    Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa! Waheguru Ji Ke Fateh!

  16. Piara Singh says:

    Khalsa ji,
    Right now i am listening to Bhai Samund Singh Ji.
    Fantastic Kirtan by a LEGEND.
    I wish all Kirtani jathas had the same style.
    I,got to listen this shabad after 40 year.
    Thank you for your effort it is worth amention.
    Fantastic work by you and your team.
    May BABA Guru NANAK DEV JI be withyou all the time.
    Piara Singh

  17. rachit singh says:

    waheguru ji da khalsa
    waheguru ji di fateh
    write now i am listning to bhai chaman lal ji”s shabads- lekha rab magesia
    i feel that god is the sureme power………………

  18. Gursiopreet Singh says:

    Well It feels really great listning to simran part of gurbani

    all i can say is great job to the organizers………..

  19. Iqbal Singh says:

    Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh,

    I want to know how to do the live broadcast, I have a lots of Gurbani Katha in Punjabi  by Santren Daya Singh Ji (85 years old) from New Delhi, India .  I would like to Broadcast these katha and Santren Ji also doing Katha every Sunday in Delhi, I want to know how can I broadcast these Katha Live.  Any want to listen to these katha, may go to web site  and listen to Katha a Day link ( . Any help will be appreciated.

    Iqbal Singh,
    Los Angeles, CA

  20. Kulwant kaur says:

    Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh,
    I want to know the name of the singers singing on sikhnet

    Kulwant Kaur

  21. jagbir says:

    Dharam….het…saka…..jin….keeya…..sees…..diya…par…sirar…na ….deeya.

  22. jagbir says: