Kirtan

Kirtan Schedule:

First Sunday of the month, 10:00 a.m – 1:00 p.m
Sukhmani Sahib 10:00 a.m
Shabad Kirtan (Hymns) 11:30 a.m
Anand Sahib Path 11:45 a.m
Ardas & Bhogh 12:00 Noon
Arti 12:10 p.m
Langar 12:30 p.m

Sukhmani Sahib is the name given to the set of hymns divided into 24 sections which appear in the Sri Guru Granth Sahib, the Sikh Holy Scriptures. Each section, which is called an Ashtpadi, consists of 8 hymns per Ashtpadi. The word Sukhmani literally means Peace in your mind. this set of Hymns or Bani is very popular and is frequently recited on holy places of worship called Gurdwaras and at home. The full recital takes about 60-90 minutes. This Holy Scripture blesses everybody with peace of mind and happiness.

A translation of the first Ashtpadi reads:

Meditate, meditate, by meditate peace is found
Antagonism and dispute are dispelled from your body
Meditate and Praise the One who pervades the whole Universe
Countless people, in so many ways, chant your Name
The vedas, the Puranas and the Simiritees, the purest of utterances
All say the same Word for the One Lord
That one, in whom a minute of you dwells – their praises cannot be recounted
Those who yearn only for the blessing of Your Sight – Nanak: save me along with them!

For more information, contact:

For Kirtan & Program: Kuljit, 442-4471
For Langar: Rajna, 256-5802
For all other matters: Chandra, 446-5960