Guru Ram Das Ji’s Birthday Kirtan

Guru Ram Das Ji’s Birthday Kirtan

This is a special time of year as we come close to the Birthday of Guru Ram Das Ji. One of the nice parts about this time of year in our community is the coming together as a Sangat in a personal way. Starting about 11 days before Guru Ram Das ji’s birthday a different family hosts kirtan and serves food at their home. So every day the sangat converges on someone’s home and we all pack in and sit together, do Rehiras and then sing the shabad "Dhan Dhan Ram Das Guru" for 31 minutes.

At the end of kirtan the host tells a story about Guru Ram Das or how the Guru impacted their life in some way. It’s so cozy, sweet and nice to get together in this way (not to mention FREE food…! Hahaha… just kidding…though I know the bachelors out there are loving it).

Last night was the second night of kirtan which was hosted by our friends Guru Sadhana Kaur and Hari Mander Singh with Kirtan by Sadasat Simran Singh, Harimander Jot Singh and Ajai Singh. About nine more cozy nights like this still to come!

On Saturday Oct 9th the community celebrates Guru Ram Das’s Birthday in the Amrit Vela time. Starting at 4am and in 30 minute slots different musicians play the Shabad "Dhan Dhan Ram Das Guru" and this continues for 2.5 hours. On this morning the Gurdwara is packed solid with people and beautifully lit up with lights. The energy is high as everyone sings together in praise of the fourth light of Nanak (Guru Ram Das). This will be broadcast live if you want to tune in and be a part of the celebration. Just go to: on Saturday Oct 9th between 4am-7am Mountain Time USA (GMT -07:00)

“One who calls himself a Sikh of the True Guru shall get up early morning and meditate on the Lord’s Name. Make effort regularly to cleanse, bathe & dip in the ambrosial pool. Upon Guru’s instructions, chant Har, Har singing which, all misdeeds, sins and pains shall go away.” – Guru Ram Das Ji


3 Responses to “Guru Ram Das Ji’s Birthday Kirtan”

  1. Meet Kamal Kaur says:

    Waheguru ji,
    It's a polite request that the word "birth"day should not be used with Gurus…because they are not into the cycle of birth and death.
    The ideal word (that I know) is "Prakash Utsav" which means the enlightening day..when the Guru enlightened on this earth for us…

    Hope you take my suggestion positively…
    Please advise me so that I learn from you…Your services are inexplicable and blissful :-)

    Best Regards,
    Meet Kamal Kaur

  2. We started wednesday night here in New York. It is challenging because people are spread all over the mile and nile of city. But we are doing it every night now and this iis the blessing for those that can show up. Thank you for posting this delightful broadcast. Mataji

  3. Mr. Kartarrah says:

    This organization of websites leave me asking what is the special significance of Guru Ram Das? Please email me back and explain it to me, why some Sikh are considereing Guru Ram Das over the other 9 Gurus. I hope you do not feel offended.