Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Simran at Martindale Road Gurudwara

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

lil Imaan Singh Video

(By my Brother)

A short video of us playing with lil Imaan Singh, taken a few months ago.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Bhai Lall Ji...

(By my Brother) We have uploaded some very rare videos of Bhai Lall Ji (Pictured above). Bhai Lall Ji is the actual 17th generation muslim descendant of Bhai Mardana Ji (1459-1534). Bhai Mardana Ji was a follower and travelling companion of the Sikh founder Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji Maharaaj. He was with Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji Maharaaj in all of his journeys across India and Asia, which was for around fifty-four years. Bhai Mardana Ji used to play the string instrument, the Rabab, while Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji Maharaaj would sing shahads, paath etc. Some of Bhai Mardana Ji's shabads are in Sri Guru Granth Saihb Ji. The very first raagi acknowleged in Sikh history was Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji Maharaajs trusted friend and companion, Bhai Mardana Ji.

Bhai Lall Ji is a very knowledgeable muslim on Sikhism. He knows most of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji by heart. His father was the Hazoori Ragi at Goindwal Sahib. Bhai Lal ji is devoted to the kirtan traditions of Gurmat Sangeet. In the video his brother, Bhai Irshad and cousin are accompaning him. The video was taken in Southall, London, United Kingdom in the late 1970s. Some more info on Bhai Lall Ji on the link here. He 's still alive today, having recently done Kirtan at a newly built complex in Amritsar (2007), which we will also upload the kirtan video.

Below is a 10 min video of Bhai Lall Ji & Jatha doin Kirtan.

Below is Bhai Lall Ji & Jatha doing Anand Sahib.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Sehaj Paath Bhog & Kirtan Part one...

(By my Brother)

We recently were blessed with Sehaj Paath Bhog and Kirtan at our house on Saturday 29th Sep 2007 at 5:30am. The kirtan lasted for over 5 hours! :-) The kirtan was so gr8, we all had a gr8 time. We would like to thank all those people who made that day very special, thank you! We didnt take many pics but here are some pics of the day...

Dhan Dhan Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji Maharaaj

Bhai Sukhpal Singh Ji helping set up the room for Kirtan.

Bhai Gurmeet Singh Ji reading the Hukumnama

Bhai Gurmeet Singh Ji doing Kirtan with mina singh ji and chaman singh ji

Bhai Amarjot Singh Ji

Bhai Amerjit Singh Ji

Bhai Sukhpal Singh Ji and Bhai Pritpal Singh Ji

Bibi Prabjeet Kaur Ji

Lil Imaan Singh

Friday, October 12, 2007

Our Masi's 50th B'day...

(By my Brother)

Recently my wonderful Masi Ji celebrated her 50th Birthday! :). Below are some pics...

The Big 50...

Pardeep Singh, Gurmukh Singh and my Masi Ji

lil Amrit Singh with the crazy binda in the back...

Pritpal knocking back the coca cola... lol

We all was waiting for the cake...

My Bhabi Ji was hiding it, she wanted to eat it all! lol :)

My Masar Ji and Masi Ji...

The Bahra Family...

Me and Jazz feeding my Masi Ji some cake...

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Jagjit Singh sets new World Record by playing tabla 4 over 101 hours continuously

(By my brother)
"The beat went on. And on and on and on.

Jagjit Singh Batalvi tapped his way into the record books yesterday, fingering his tabla, an Indian percussion instrument, for a fifth straight day. Fuelled by soups, fresh fruit juices and four-minute yoga meditation sessions every 10 hours, the Brampton man now unofficially holds the Guinness World Record for the individual drumming marathon.

When Batalvi eclipsed the previous mark of 101 hours at mid-afternoon, dozens of people in a room attached to the Shiromani Sikh temple in Mississauga let out a cheer led by men in traditional dress holding ceremonial kirpans, or daggers. Outside, handfuls of yellow and saffron-coloured balloons were released into the sky.
On a specially built podium, Batalvi sat expressionless as clocks reached the 2 p.m. milestone.
"I'm very relieved," said Batalvi, who intended to play until 11 p.m. – 110 hours since starting Wednesday. "I hope this will be an inspiration to all the youth all over the world that you can achieve anything you want if you put your mind to it."

Batalvi, 29, came to Canada from the Punjab about eight years ago. Trained in India by Ustad Alla Rakha and Ustad Zakir Hussain, he now teaches tabla in Canada.

Organizers said his feat, which must be verified by Guinness World Records, tops a record of 101 hours set in 2005."

Extract taken from one of Canada's newspaper website.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

2007 Sanjha Akhand Keertan Smagam

Please forward and let people know of this programme.

More Info at :

Akhand Jaap...

Pls forward and let everyone know of this programme.

Monday, October 01, 2007

Our New Shoes...

(By my Brother)

We saw Himmat Singh the other day at a tabla concert, and just by chance we saw what footwear he was wearing. He was wearing shoes of the same type pictured above! lol very unique shoes, even for himmat singh! :) Himmat Singh said they were so comfortable, we thought that they were so crazy, so we had to get a pair! :) lol very unique footwear! lol
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