Sunday, June 04, 2006

Paapi's Visit to Bangla Sahib

Here's a short video I took at Bangla Sahib on a recent visit this April.


You'll notice there were quite a few European tourists visiting at this time, and I thought it might be interesting to make a video of them making videos! Later that evening I met this cool Nihang Baba ji outside near the sarover. It was real nice and peaceful being at Bangla Sahib after a tiring day of sightseeing in Delhi. I think we Sikhs (if I may put it that way) are pretty lucky in having access to such a wonderful sanctuary like the gurudwara anywhere in the world.

By the way, the melodious kirtan is from the original soundtrack, being performed by the Ragis.

12 comments:

Anoop said...

Msingh Ji
If you are pappi ( I mean you are not pappi at all- this title is reserved for people like me) than I am maha-maha Pappi!

msingh said...

Anoop ji, just your name suggests that no way are you a paapi. But let's not get into a debate about who is the bigger paapi.

ਹਉ ਪਾਪੀ ਤੂੰ ਬਖਸਣਹਾਰੁ ॥1॥
(Guru Nanak Dev Ji, Raag Aasaa, Ang 356)

Waheguru

Anoop said...

Acha Ji, Tusi Wadhe ho so ess lai debate nahi kardhe...
"I think we Sikhs (if I may put it that way) are pretty lucky in having access to such a wonderful sanctuary like the gurudwara anywhere in the world."
I had similar thought in my mind when I visited Gurdhwara Sahib yesterday and for once in his presence I realized he indeed has "Mehar Pharha Hath" over us all the time. It is different story that we very often don't realize it.

Anonymous said...

yes, a beautiful privilege that we take for granted.

-veer the spelling bee champion

satvinder said...

MSingh veer ji I can't access the vids :o(

msingh said...

satvinder ji I'm not sure why the videos aren't visible on your pc. Maybe a firewall such as Norton might be the cause (I think these vidoes might be using flash - not sure). Are you using IE or Mozilla Firefox?

Try turning off the 'mobile code control' in ZA.

satvinder said...

Veer ji I don't have a clue (",) Don't worry I'll try to check it out at home.

Sikhi Seeker said...

It wasa good video, unlike the vidoes I made sitting in one corner, barely getting anything right :P

But the Kirtan is amazing...who are the ragis? I know your say it is from the original soundtrack but which one??

and Bangla Sahib looks spacious and airy - I've never been to any Gurudwara Sahib in Delhi :S

msingh said...

ss i meant to say the sound wasn't dubbed in afterwords, it's actually the ragis doing kirtan in the gurudwara - I'm afraid I didn't find out the names of the jatha, perhaps somebody else might be able to identify them.

And you're right, Bangla Sahib is airy, with a sarovar.

Waheguru

Anoop said...

Finally I watched this video. Msing Ji thank you so much.The Gurdhwara Sahib is beautiful and peaceful. Next time, when I am Delhi I will make sure I visit Bangla Sahib.

msingh said...

"Finally I watched this video."

Anoop it sounds like you were having problems accesing my blog? I wonder if other are also having problems, please let me know.

Waheguru

Anonymous said...

I just watched it too! wow, amazing! defo want to go Bangla Sahib. Very surprising to see so many westerners. Unusual Gurdwara layout...