AMRITSAR SAHIB—The annual raag darbar in commemoration of Guru Raam Das Ji was organized by the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhik Committee. This heavenly Raag Darbar at Diwan Hall of Sri Manji Sahib is organized every year. This year’s raag darbar was held from 7 pm to 1 am.
A lot of Raagi Jathas performed kirtan sewa of singing Gurbani hymns in raag based classical style. Hazoori Ragi of Sri Darbar Sahib, Bhai Sarabjit Singh Ji Laddi, Bhai Gurmeet Singh Shant, Bhai Rai Singh, Bhai Gurinder Singh Batala, Bhai Nirmal Singh Khalsa, Bhai Balbir Singh, Bhai Jaspinder Singh, Bhai Inderjit Singh, and Bibi Ashupreet Kaur were the main attraction who delighted Sikh Sangat by performing Raag based Kirtan.
These raagis were given time for performing kirtan sewa by Chief Granthi of Sri Darbar Sahib, Singh Sahib Giani Jagtar Singh Ji, Additional Chief Granthi Singh Sahib Giani Jagtar Singh Ludhiana, and Singh Sahib Giani Mann Singh. Elaborative information about raags that were sung by the Raagis was given to Sikh Sangat. Religious Personalities Singh Sahib Giani Gurminder Singh, Giani Amarjit Singh, Giani Mohan Singh, Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti and Jathedar Avtar Singh Makkar were also present there.
While Congratulating the Sikh Sangat, President of SGPC, Avtar Singh Makkar, said Sri Guru Ram Das Ji adopted positive traits of Sewa (Service), Simran (Meditation), and Nimrata (Humbleness) in his life and completed the journey from a servant to position of Guru. He said the Holy Scripture written by Guru Ram Das Ji gives motivation to follow a spiritual path while disclosing the mystery of life.
He said by following the holy scripture of Guru Ram Das Ji, where we can make our life easy and joyful, we can also become experts in the spiritual field. He said while adopting the feature of Sewa (Service), we should be ready all the time for serving Humanity.
While talking about the destruction caused by floods in Jammu and Kashmir, the SGPC President said that the SGPC is continuously trying every possible way to help the flood victims by following the path depicted by Guru Sahib. He added, “Efforts are ongoing for providing shelter to flood victims.”