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ਨਾਮ ਤੇਰੇ ਕੀ ਜੋਤਿ ਲਗਾਈ (Previously namjap)
Jul 14, 2007
Raag Yaman Kalyan in Gurbani Kirtan

While you are listening to kirtan video clips with English Transliterations, you might want to identify the particular raag in which it's being sung.

The professional musicians will always attempt to sing the shabad in the prescribed raag. But most amateurs could sing the shabad in any raag which they feel comfortable.

During this learning process, that I'm attempting to take you through, other music clips of the same raag will be provided for you to identify this raag from the similarities.
These short lessons are good for both adults and children and especially beneficial to those who want to learn how to play the harmonium by hearing it.

This is raag Kalyan. While you listen to it, below the meanings of the shabad :

Raag Kalyan (audio) : http://www.sawf.org/audio/kalyan/lata_gurbani.ram

Shabad Transliteration:
Gaurhee Guru Amar Das

mil maerae preethamaa jeeo thudhh bin kharee nimaanee ||
Meet me, O my Dear Beloved. Without You, I am totally dishonored.

mai nainee needh n aavai jeeo bhaavai ann n paanee ||
Sleep does not come to my eyes, and I have no desire for food or water.

paanee ann n bhaavai mareeai haavai bin pir kio sukh paaeeai ||
I have no desire for food or water, and I am dying from the pain of separation. Without my Husband Lord, how can I find peace?

gur aagai karo binanthee jae gur bhaavai jio milai thivai milaaeeai ||
I offer my prayers to the Guru; if it pleases the Guru, He shall unite me with Himself.

aapae mael leae sukhadhaathaa aap miliaa ghar aaeae ||
The Giver of peace has united me with Himself; He Himself has come to my home to meet me.

naanak kaaman sadhaa suhaagan naa pir marai n jaaeae ||4||2||
O Nanak, the soul-bride is the everlasting Lord's wife; her Husband Lord never dies and He shall never leave. ||4||2||

Explanations on Raag Kalyan for beginners (text) : Raga Kalyan - we shall use the name interchangeably with Yaman. As the preeminent night-time Raga, Yaman embodies considerable gravitas. No other Raga has cut so wide a swathe across all genres of music and no other Raga has purchased so viselike a hold on the Indian's thoughts and feelings. Every child embarking on a preliminary study of classical music brings with her a working familiarity of Kalyan obtained through folk and other sources. Yaman has come to be acknowledged as the touchstone among classical musicians in calibrating a peer's quality and depth, its mastery deemed a sine qua non for any serious student. The magnitude and extent of Yaman's reach impel us to offer here a substantial listening experience both in the realm of the 'light' and the classical. In the posse of clips that follows, the Yaman and Yaman Kalyan instances are commingled.

Other Videos/Audio on same raga :
Aaj moray aaye hain
Man Chaao Bhaya Praph Aagam Sunya
Gun Naad Gun Aanand
Har Har Simro Sant Gopala 1
Har Har Simro Sant Gopala 2
Bin kartar na kirtan mano
Gur ke charan ji ka nistara
Kaun bidh ta ki kaha karu
Sajan tere charan ki
Gun naad dhun anad bhed
Har jee mata har ji pita
Mere hiyre ratan nam har vasiya
Mere lalan ki sobha

Explanation of Raag Kalyan - Theory for Amateurs (Audio)

Kindly browse through all the pages of this thread for the various Raags.

Santokh Singh
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1947-2014 (Archived)
Jun 17, 2004
Namjap ji,

As a total kirtan addict (to the extent that people run in the other direction when they see me because they don't want to talk about it any more) you have no idea what gift you have given. Please sustain this thread for just a while. That RealPlayer clip was so beautiful and CLEAR, CLEAR, CLEAR.

More than BTW -- you are using the Internet creatively by bringing information and different media together within an interactive structure.

Anyway, this is really great! Are you going to add a new lesson every so many days?
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1947-2014 (Archived)
Jun 17, 2004

Watched the YouTube clip #1. Who was the featured player? And was the video made in a music studio? Really nice.
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Mar 28, 2006
aad ji this is the description on that video-

Added: December 19, 2006
From: manavk
Bandish: Pal Pal Mori

Maiya Singh, my ... Bandish: Pal Pal Mori

Maiya Singh, my teacher, Testing out a friend's New Saaj/SaaZ (whatever.Same meaning-different dialect).

I'm on tabla.

A TarShehnai is an Esraj with a horn attachment that produces the high Shehnai type sound.

An Esraj is basically a variation of the Dilruba. It's like a hybrid Sitar + Sarangi .


ਨਾਮ ਤੇਰੇ ਕੀ ਜੋਤਿ ਲਗਾਈ (Previously namjap)
Jul 14, 2007
Raag Bilawal:


Bilawal, Alahaiya

1 (6am - 9am)
S - GR - G - P - ND - N - S'
S' - N - D - n - D - P - m - G - m - R - S
G - P - D - n - S', S' - N - D - n - D - P - m - G - m - R - S
Shadav - Sampoorna

Videos/Audios of Raag Bilawal

Bolo bhaiya ram nam
Das tere ki benti
Dhiro dekh tumhare ranga
Mohan nind na aaveh 2
Mohan neend na aavai havai 2
B{censored} megh sakhi
Hou balihari jou prabh dhiavat (Harmindr Kaur, Mohinder Kaur)

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Mar 28, 2006
Respected namjap Ji,

The following is the list of Raagas and varients of Raagas in Dhan Dhan Siri Guru Granth Sahib Ji.

people do use different Raagas though for their own conveienace (may be it is easier for them to sing), i guess it is up to you to post it or not.

The entire Bani of the Dhan Dhan Siri Guru Granth Sahib Ji has been classified under 31 main Raagas.
Sri(Panna 14-93), Maanjh(Panna 94-150), Gauree(Panna 151-346), Aasaa(Panna 347-488), Gujree(Panna 489-526 ), Devghandhaaree(Panna 527-536), Bihaagraa(Panna 537-556), Wadhans(Panna 557-594), Sorath(Panna 595-659), Dhanaasree(Panna 660-695), Jaitsree( Panna 696-710), Todee(Panna 711-718), Bairaaree(Panna 719-720), Tilang(Panna 721-727), Suhee(Panna 728-794), Bilaawal(Panna 795-858), Gaund(Panna 859-875), Raamkalee(Panna 876-974), Nat Naaraayan(Panna 975-983), Maalee Gauraa(Panna 984-988), Maaroo(Panna 989-1106), Tukhaaree(Panna 1107-1117), Kedaaraa(Panna 1118-1124), Bhairav(Panna 1125-1167), Basant(Panna 1168-1196), Saarang(Panna 1197-1253), Malhaar(Panna 1254-1293), Kaanraa(Panna 1294-1318), Kalyaan(Panna 1319-1326), Parbhaatee(Panna 1327-1351), and Jaijawantee(Panna 1352-1359)

No raaga- Panna 1-13, 1360-1430.
Besides these 31 main Raagas, there are some variants of Raagas.
Gauree Guaareree, Gauree Dakhanee, Gauree Chetee, Gauree Deepkee, Gauree Poobee, Gauree Maanjh, Gauree Poobee Deeplee, Gauree Sulakhanee, Gauree Maalvaas, Gauree Maalaa, Gauree Bairaagan, Gauree Sorath,
Wadhans Dakhanee,
Tilang Kaafee,
Suhee Kaafee, Suhee Lalit,
Bilaaval Dakhanee, Bilaaval Gaund, Bilaaval Mangal,
Raamkalee Dakhanee,
Maroo Kafee, Maaroo Dakhanee,
Basant Hindol,
Kalyaan Bhoopaalee,
Praabhaatee Dakhanee, and Praabhaatee Bibhaas.
Each Raaga offers a unique relationship to human moods and feelings. There is a seasonal allocation to different raagas, as Malhaar and Megha Raagas, are sung in the rainy season, in the spring the Basant Raaga, There is time allocation to all the ragas as well. Daily twenty-four hour timing cycle when divided in eight Pahars (each Pahar is approximately three hours)-:
6 AM - 9AM: Bilaaval, Devgandhaaree
9 AM - 12 PM: Saarang, Suhee, Bilaaval, Gujree, Goaud, Todee
12 PM - 3 PM: Vadhans, Maaroo, Dhanaasaree
3 PM - 6 PM: Maanjh, Gauree, Tilang, Tukharee
6 PM - 9 PM: Sri Raaga, Basant, Maalee Gauraa, Jaitsree, Kedaaraa, Kalyaan
9 PM - 12 AM: Bihaagra, Nat Naraayan, Sorath, Malhaar, Kaanraa, Jaijawantee
12 AM - 3 AM: No Raaga is allocated to this one
3AM - 6AM: Aasaa, Raamkalee, Bhairav, Parbhaatee

humbly asking for everybody's forgiveness

just adding- Shabad sung by Lata ji(link you gave), she sung it in Raag Kalyaan, BUT IN DHAN DHAN SIRI GURU GRANTH SAHIB JI -it is in raag GAUREE............
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ਨਾਮ ਤੇਰੇ ਕੀ ਜੋਤਿ ਲਗਾਈ (Previously namjap)
Jul 14, 2007
Raag Bhairav


1 (6am - 9am)
S - r - G - m - P - d - N - S'
S' - N - d - P - m - G - r - S
G - m - P - d - d - P - m - G - r - r - S
Sampoorna - Sampoorna

Videos/Audio of Raag Bhairov
http://sarangi.info/sarangi/ragamala/d01bhairov.wma (Explanation and performance)
Sabhay ghat ram rama bolay
Rakha ek kamara swami
Lagi preet sujaan sio
Dhan Dhan Oh Ram Ben Baaje
Pratpal prabh kripal kavan gun gani
Taiso hi mai dith jaisa satgur sunida
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ਨਾਮ ਤੇਰੇ ਕੀ ਜੋਤਿ ਲਗਾਈ (Previously namjap)
Jul 14, 2007
Raag Todi
We started with Raag Kalyan in the earlier posting, and now we will listen, view and discuss on Raag Todi.

Explanation on Todi :
Raga Todi is known variously as Miyan ki Todi, Shuddha Todi and Darbari Todi. The kernel of Raganga Todi is embodied in the following tonal strip:

S, r<->g, g r, S
This represents the Raga signature.

Short Explanation of Theory: http://www.sawf.org/audio/todi/jha_todianga.ram

A ragini of Dipak in the Ragmala, Todi is today the head of a thata. It is considered one of the most important of the north Indian ragas. Todi was used by the Gurus for 32 hymns. This is a raga for the late morning hours and the mood is gentle, with an aura of adoration. The texts composed to this raga emphasize that no matter what problems man meets or what worldly affairs distract the mind, devotion to the Lord brings one back to the path of release from worldliness. Generally used for singing praises of noble men and kings, this [FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif, Arial, Verdana]raga [/FONT]was quite popular at Akbar’s Court. Tansen sang [FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif, Arial, Verdana]Mian-ki-todi [/FONT]praise of Emperor Akbar. The Gurus, however, used this [FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif, Arial, Verdana]raga [/FONT]to sing the praises of God. Guru Arjan Dev Ji sang as follows:
“I have just one God, my Lord; I know no other.
The Lord’s praise is my way of life, occupation and caste;
Hearing the [FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif, Arial, Verdana]kirtan [/FONT]of the Lord, I feel great joy”[10].

Commonly Used Variations of Todi

Joban jande naa daraa
Mai gobind puja kaha lai charavoh

Gujri Todi
Tu data jiyan sabh na ka
Jagat jalanda rakh le apni kirpa dhar

Desi Todi
Amrit Pivoh Sadaa Chir Jivoh
Hou Vaar Vaar Jaoun
Aaj more aaye hain
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ਨਾਮ ਤੇਰੇ ਕੀ ਜੋਤਿ ਲਗਾਈ (Previously namjap)
Jul 14, 2007
Raga Asavari
Listen to Raag Asavari played in Teentaal (16 beats) :
Click here >Bisar Gayee Sabh Tat Parayee

English Transliteration of Shabad:
kaanrhaa mehlaa 5.
Kaanraa, Fifth Mehl:

bisar ga-ee sabh taat paraa-ee.
I have totally forgotten my jealousy of others,

jab tay saaDhsangat mohi paa-ee. ||1|| rahaa-o.
since I found the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy. ||1||Pause||

naa ko bairee nahee bigaanaa sagal sang ham ka-o ban aa-ee. ||1||
No one is my enemy, and no one is a stranger. I get along with everyone. ||1||

jo parabh keeno so bhal maani-o ayh sumat saaDhoo tay paa-ee. ||2||
Whatever God does, I accept that as good. This is the sublime wisdom I have obtained from the Holy. ||2||

sabh meh rav rahi-aa parabh aykai paykh paykh naanak bigsaa-ee. ||3||8||
The One God is pervading in all. Gazing upon Him, beholding Him, Nanak blossoms forth in happiness. ||3||8||

Raag Asavari Explained : http://www.sawf.org/audio/asavari/jha_asavarispeak.ram

Raga Asawari -
Asawari is an independent raga, but its links with raga Asa is found only in Sikh School of music. It has note 'dha' as most popular note and note 'ga' as the second most popular note.
In Avrohi, notes ga, dha and ni are soft (komal) rest of the notes are sharp (tever)

The Aroha/avaroha set for the r-only Asavari is:
S r M P (n)d, (n)d S" :: S", r" n d P, d M P (M)g, r S

Other Videos/Audios in Raag Asavari :
Har ka bilvna bilovo mere bhai
Jithe jaiye bahiye bhalaa kahiye
Vidya vichari ta parupkari
Bin tudh hor je mangna
Hou andin har nam kirtan karo (Bhai Gupal Singh)
Raj leela tere nam banai
Mai moro pritam ram batavoh ri mai
He Gobind Hey Gopal Hey Dyal Lal
Laag phiryeyo tan aas jite
Hou Vaar Vaar Jaoun Gur Gopal


ਨਾਮ ਤੇਰੇ ਕੀ ਜੋਤਿ ਲਗਾਈ (Previously namjap)
Jul 14, 2007
Raag Sorath

Thaat Khamaj
Prahar 1 (6am - 9am)
Aaroha S - R, m - P - N, S
Vaadi R
Avroha S' - R', n - D, m - P - D, m - R - 'N - S
Samvaadi P
Jaati Audav - Sampoorna

The melodies are characterized by sweeping phrases with glides connecting all leaps, even the shorter ones. Movement is moderately fast.

Videos/Audios on Raag Sorath:
Sorath taam suhavnee
prabh ju toke laj hamari
Rain dinas parbhat tuhe hi gavna
Ham dhadhi har prabh khasam ke
Madhveh tum na toro to ham nahin tore
Prabj jeeo khasmana kar pyare
Sun Meeta Dhuri Kou Bal Jayee
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ਨਾਮ ਤੇਰੇ ਕੀ ਜੋਤਿ ਲਗਾਈ (Previously namjap)
Jul 14, 2007
Raag Bhairavi

malaar naamdayv jee-o.Raag Malaar,
The Word Of The Devotee Naam Dayv Jee:

mo ka-o tooN na bisaar too na bisaar.
Please do not forget me; please do not forget me,

too na bisaaray raam-ee-aa. ||1|| rahaa-o.
please do not forget me, O Lord. ||1||Pause||

aalaavantee ih bharam jo hai mujh oopar sabh kopilaa.
The temple priests have doubts about this, and everyone is furious with me.

sood sood kar maar uthaa-i-o kahaa kara-o baap beethulaa. ||1||
Calling me low-caste and untouchable, they beat me and drove me out; what should I do now, O Beloved Father Lord? ||1||

moo-ay hoo-ay ja-o mukat dayhugay mukat na jaanai ko-ilaa.
If You liberate me after I am dead, no one will know that I am liberated.

ay pandee-aa mo ka-o dhaydh kahat tayree paij pichhaNudee ho-ilaa. ||2||
These Pandits, these religious scholars, call me low-born; when they say this, they tarnish Your honor as well. ||2||

too jo da-i-aal kirpaal kahee-at haiN atibhuj bha-i-o apaarlaa.
You are called kind and compassionate; the power of Your Arm is absolutely unrivalled.

fayr dee-aa dayhuraa naamay ka-o pandee-an ka-o pichhvaarlaa. ||3||2||
The Lord turned the temple around to face Naam Dayv; He turned His back on the Brahmins. ||3||2||

Although Bhairavi is a major league Raga, it stands apart from other Ragas of like stature in one important way: its use of all 12 swaras, a signal feature of the Bhairavi praxis.



1 (6am - 9am)
S - r - g - m - P - d - n - S'
S' - n - d - P - m - g - r - S
'n - S - g - m - d - P - g - m - P - g - m - r - S
Sampoorna - Sampoorna

Bhairavi Explained (Audio) :


Other Videos/Audios on Raag Bhairavi:
Jalas Tuhi Thalas Tuhi
Jai Jai Jag Karang Srist Ubaran
Ham ghar sajan aye (Partal)
Har gun gaye mera man sitalaya
Tu thakur tum pai ardas
Tun kun re mai ji
Kahun kot ki kahani


ਨਾਮ ਤੇਰੇ ਕੀ ਜੋਤਿ ਲਗਾਈ (Previously namjap)
Jul 14, 2007
Raga Tilang
Percussions : 16 Beats

ga-orhee mehlaa 9
Gauree, Ninth Mehl

saaDho gobind kay gun gaava-o.
Holy Saadhus: sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord of the Universe.

maanas janam amolak paa-i-o birthaa kaahi gavaava-o. ||1|| rahaa-o.
You have obtained the priceless jewel of this human life; why are you uselessly wasting it? ||1||Pause|

patit puneet deen banDh har saran taahi tum aava-o.
He is the Purifier of sinners, the Friend of the poor. Come, and enter the Lord's Sanctuary.

gaj ko taraas miti-o jih simrat tum kaahay bisraava-o. ||1||
Remembering Him, the elephant's fear was removed; so why do you forget Him? ||1||

taj abhimaan moh maa-i-aa fun bhajan raam chit laava-o.
Renounce your egotistical pride and your emotional attachment to Maya; focus your consciousness on the Lord's meditation.

naanak kahat mukatpanth ih gurmukh ho-ay tum paava-o. ||2||5||
Says Nanak, this is the path to liberation. Become Gurmukh, and attain it. ||2||5||

Explanations of Raag Tilang:
This exceedingly sweet ("karNapriya") raga is attained to by dropping R and D from Raga Khamaj. The surviving auDav contour assumes the following form: S G M P N S"::S" n P M G SBut a mere scale does not a raga make.
Tilang's highlights are summarized below: G M P n P M G, S G M P N S" n P G M GNotice how avarohi movement drops M and embraces P-G in the second instance.
A momentary hint of Bihag through G M P N is eradicated by subsequent construction.
G M P n P N S", P N S" G" S" N S"R"NS" n P G M G
The rishab is verboten in textbook Tilang but it is common practice to deploy it in the tAra saptak.



5 (6pm - 9pm)
S - G - m - P - N - S'
S' - n - P - m - G - S
m - P - N - S' - n - P - G - m - S
Audav - Audav

Other Video/Audio Clips on Raag Tilang

Halay Yara Halay Yara Khush Khabri
Tou darsan ki karo samai
Sapat suran (Chaturang)

Tilang Kafi
Chatna Hai To Chaat Lay


ਨਾਮ ਤੇਰੇ ਕੀ ਜੋਤਿ ਲਗਾਈ (Previously namjap)
Jul 14, 2007

salok mehalaa 9 ||
Shalok, Ninth Mehl:

gun gobindh gaaeiou nehee janam akaarathh keen ||
If you do not sing the Praises of the Lord, your life is rendered useless.

kahu naanak har bhaj manaa jih bidhh jal ko meen ||1||
Says Nanak, meditate, vibrate upon the Lord; immerse your mind in Him, like the fish in the water. ||1||

bikhian sio kaahae rachiou nimakh n hohi oudhaas ||
Why are you engrossed in sin and corruption? You are not detached, even for a moment!

kahu naanak bhaj har manaa parai n jam kee faas ||2||
Says Nanak, meditate, vibrate upon the Lord, and you shall not be caught in the noose of death. ||2||

tharanaapo eio hee gaeiou leeou jaraa than jeeth ||
Your youth has passed away like this, and old age has overtaken your body.

kahu naanak bhaj har manaa aoudhh jaath hai beeth ||3||
Says Nanak, meditate, vibrate upon the Lord; your life is fleeting away! ||3||

biradhh bhaeiou soojhai nehee kaal pehoochiou aan ||
You have become old, and you do not understand that death is overtaking you.

kahu naanak nar baavarae kio n bhajai bhagavaan ||4||
Says Nanak, you are insane! Why do you not remember and meditate on God? ||4||

dhhan dhaaraa sanpath sagal jin apunee kar maan ||
Your wealth, spouse, and all the possessions which you claim as your own

ein mai kashh sangee nehee naanak saachee jaan ||5||
- none of these shall go along with you in the end. O Nanak, know this as true. ||5||

pathith oudhhaaran bhai haran har anaathh kae naathh ||
He is the Saving Grace of sinners, the Destroyer of fear, the Master of the masterless.

kahu naanak thih jaaneeai sadhaa basath thum saathh ||6||
Says Nanak, realize and know Him, who is always with you. ||6||

than dhhan jih tho ko dheeou thaan sio naehu n keen ||
He has given you your body and wealth, but you are not in love with Him.

kahu naanak nar baavarae ab kio ddolath dheen ||7||
Says Nanak, you are insane! Why do you now shake and tremble so helplessly? ||7||

than dhhan sampai sukh dheeou ar jih neekae dhhaam ||
He has given you your body, wealth, property, peace and beautiful mansions.

kahu naanak sun rae manaa simarath kaahi n raam ||8||
Says Nanak, listen, mind: why don't you remember the Lord in meditation? ||8||


ਨਾਮ ਤੇਰੇ ਕੀ ਜੋਤਿ ਲਗਾਈ (Previously namjap)
Jul 14, 2007
YouTube - Snatam Kaur Khalsa in London - Part 1=
Hymn 38 of Japji Sahib:
jat paahaaraa Dheeraj suni-aar.
ahran mat vayd hathee-aar.
bha-o khalaa agan tap taa-o.
bhaaNdaa bhaa-o amrit {censored} dhaal.
gharhee-ai sabad sachee taksaal.
jin ka-o nadar karam tin kaar. naanak nadree nadar nihaal. ||38||

  • Let self-control be the furnace, and patience the goldsmith.
  • Let understanding be the anvil, and religion wisdom the tools.
  • Fear of God the bellows; fan the flames of your body's inner heat.
  • In the crucible of love, melt the Amrit Nectar of the Naam,
  • Forge the Shabad in the True mint.
  • Whoever is showered with His Grace, karma of their actions excel.
  • O Nanak, the Merciful Lord’s Glance uplifts and rescues them. ||38|
(sri guru granth saihb, page 262)
|Aadi gurey nmh]
jugadi gurey nmh]
satigurey nmh]
sri gurdyvey nmh]’

Translation :
I bow to the Primal Guru.
I bow to the Guru of the ages.
I bow to the True Guru.
I bow to the Great, Divine Guru. || 1 ||

Also watch this 'hair raising' chant :
YouTube - Snatam Kaur Live In Barcelona 2006=


ਨਾਮ ਤੇਰੇ ਕੀ ਜੋਤਿ ਲਗਾਈ (Previously namjap)
Jul 14, 2007
Snatam Kaur


sava-ee-ay mahlay cha-uthay kay 4, nal

Swaiyas In Praise Of The Fourth Mehl, Nal

samrath guroo sir hath Dhar-ya-o.
The All-powerful Guru placed His hand upon my head.

gur keenee kirpaa har naam dee-a-o jis daykh charann aghann har-ya-o.
The Guru was kind, and blessed me with the Lord's Name. Gazing upon His Feet, my sins were dispelled.

nis baasur ayk samaan Dhi-aan so naam sunay sut bhaan dar-ya-o.
Night and day, the Guru meditates on the One Lord; hearing His Name, the Messenger of Death is scared away.

bhan daas so aas jagtar guroo kee paaras bhayt paras kar-ya-o.
So speaks the Lord's slave: Guru Raam Daas placed His Faith in Guru Amar Daas, the Guru of the World; touching the Philosopher's Stone, He was transformed into the Philosopher's Stone.

raamdaas guroo har sat kee-ya-o samrath guroo sir hath Dhar-ya-o. ||7||11||
Guru Raam Daas recognized the Lord as True; the All-powerful Guru placed His hand upon His head. ||7||11||


ਨਾਮ ਤੇਰੇ ਕੀ ਜੋਤਿ ਲਗਾਈ (Previously namjap)
Jul 14, 2007
Amazing Kid singing Kirtan:
YouTube - Amazing and beautiful Keertan & Simran by a Child=English Translation:

bilaaval mehlaa 5.
Bilaaval, Fifth Mehl:
man meh sinchahu har har naam.
Irrigate your mind with the Name of the Lord, Har, Har.

an-din keertan har gun gaam. ||1||
Night and day, sing the Kirtan of the Lord's Praises. ||1||

aisee pareet karahu man mayray.
Enshrine such love, O my mind,

aath pahar parabh jaanhu nayray. ||1|| rahaa-o.
that twenty-four hours a day, God will seem near to you. ||1||Pause||

kaho naanak jaa kay nirmal bhaag.
Says Nanak, one who has such immaculate destiny

har charnee taa kaa man laag. ||2||7||25||
his mind is attached to the Lord's Feet. ||2||7||25|


ਨਾਮ ਤੇਰੇ ਕੀ ਜੋਤਿ ਲਗਾਈ (Previously namjap)
Jul 14, 2007
Shabad by Mahendra Kapoor

Dhanaasree mehlaa 5.
Dhanaasaree, Fifth Mehl:

paanee pakhaa peesa-o sant aagai gun govind jas gaa-ee.
I carry the water, wave the fan, and grind the corn for the Saints; I sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord of the Universe.

saas saas man naam samHaarai ih bisraam niDh paa-ee. ||1||
With each and every breath, my mind remembers the Naam, the Name of the Lord; in this way, it finds the treasure of peace ||1||

tumH karahu da-i-aa mayray saa-ee.
Have pity on me, O my Lord and Master.

aisee mat deejai mayray thaakur sadaa sadaa tuDh Dhi-aa-ee. ||1|| rahaa-o.
Bless me with such understanding, O my Lord and Master, that I may forever and ever meditate on You. ||1||Pause||

tumHree kirpaa tay moh maan chhootai binas jaa-ay bharmaa-ee.
By Your Grace, emotional attachment and egotism are eradicated, and doubt is dispelled.

anad roop ravi-o sabh maDhay jat kat paykha-o jaa-ee. ||2||
The Lord, the embodiment of bliss, is pervading and permeating in all; wherever I go, there I see Him. ||2||

tumH da-i-aal kirpaal kirpaa niDh patit paavan gosaa-ee.
You are kind and compassionate, the treasure of mercy, the Purifier of sinners, Lord of the world.

kot sookh aanand raaj paa-ay mukh tay nimakh bulaa-ee. ||3||
I obtain millions of joys, comforts and kingdoms, if You inspire me to chant Your Name with my mouth, even for an instant. ||3||

jaap taap bhagat saa pooree jo parabh kai man bhaa-ee.
That alone is perfect chanting, meditation, penance and devotional worship service, which is pleasing to God's Mind.

naam japat tarisnaa sabh bujhee hai naanak taripat aghaa-ee. ||4||10||
Chanting the Naam, all thirst and desire is satisfied; Nanak is satisfied and fulfilled. ||4||10||


ਨਾਮ ਤੇਰੇ ਕੀ ਜੋਤਿ ਲਗਾਈ (Previously namjap)
Jul 14, 2007
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bilaaval mehlaa 5
Bilaaval, Fifth Mehl
sukh niDhaan pareetam parabh mayray.
You are the treasure of peace, O my Beloved God.
agnat gun thaakur parabh tayray.
Your Glories are uncounted, O God, my Lord and Master.
mohi anaath tumree sarnaa-ee.
I am an orphan, entering Your Sanctuary.
kar kirpaa har charan Dhi-aa-ee. ||1||
Have Mercy on me, O Lord, that I may meditate on Your Feet. ||1||
da-i-aa karahu bashu man aa-ay.
Take pity upon me, and abide within my mind;
mohi nirgun leejai larh laa-ay. rahaa-o.
I am worthless - please let me grasp hold of the hem of Your robe. ||1||Pause||
parabh chit aavai taa kaisee bheerh.
When God comes into my consciousness, what misfortune can strike me?
har sayvak naahee jam peerh.
The Lord's servant does not suffer pain from the Messenger of Death.
sarab dookh har simrat nasay.
All pains are dispelled, when one remembers the Lord in meditation;
jaa kai sang sadaa parabh basai. ||2||
God abides with him forever. ||2||
parabh kaa naam man tan aaDhaar.
The Name of God is the Support of my mind and body.
bisrat naam hovat tan chhaar.
Forgetting the Naam, the Name of the Lord, the body is reduced to ashes.
parabh chit aa-ay pooran sabh kaaj.
When God comes into my consciousness, all my affairs are resolved.
har bisrat sabh kaa muhtaaj. ||3||
Forgetting the Lord, one becomes subservient to all. ||3||
charan kamal sang laagee pareet.
I am in love with the Lotus Feet of the Lord.
bisar ga-ee sabh durmat reet.
I am rid of all evil-minded ways.
man tan antar har har mant.
The Mantra of the Lord's Name, Har, Har, is deep within my mind and body.
naanak bhagtan kai ghar sadaa anand. ||4||3||
O Nanak, eternal bliss fills the home of the Lord's devotees. ||4||3||

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raag ga-orhee poorbee mehlaa 5
Raag Gauree Poorbee, Fifth Mehl:
kavan gun paraanpat mila-o mayree maa-ee. ||1|| rahaa-o.
By what virtues can I meet the Lord of life, O my mother? ||1||Pause||
roop heen buDh bal heenee mohi pardaysan door tay aa-ee. ||1||
I have no beauty, understanding or strength; I am a stranger, from far away. ||1||
naahin darab na joban maatee mohi anaath kee karahu samaa-ee. ||2||
I am not wealthy or youthful. I am an orphan - please, unite me with Yourself. ||2||
khojat khojat bha-ee bairaagan parabh darsan ka-o ha-o firat tisaa-ee. ||3||
Searching and searching, I have become a renunciate, free of desire. I wander around, searching for the Blessed Vision of God's Darshan. ||3||
deen da-i-aal kirpaal parabh naanak saaDhsang mayree jalan bujhaa-ee. ||4||1||118||
God is Compassionate, and Merciful to the meek; O Nanak, in the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, the fire of desire has been quenched. ||4||1||118||

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bilaaval kabeer jee-o.
bilaaval Kabeer Jee-o:
ko-oo har samaan nahee raajaa.
There is no king equal to the Lord.
ay bhoopat sabh divas chaar kay jhoothay karat divaajaa. ||1|| rahaa-o.
All these lords of the world last for only a few days, putting on their false displays. ||1||Pause||
tayro jan ho-ay so-ay kat dolai teen bhavan par chhaajaa.
How can Your humble servant waver? You spread Your shadow over the three worlds.
haath pasaar sakai ko jan ka-o bol sakai na andaajaa. ||1||
Who can raise his hand against Your humble servant? No one can describe the Lord's expanse. ||1||
chayt achayt moorh man mayray baajay anhad baajaa.
Remember Him, O my thoughtless and foolish mind, and the unstruck melody of the sound current will resonate and resound.
kahi kabeer sansaa bharam chooko Dharoo par-hilaad nivaajaa. ||2||5||
Says Kabeer, my skepticism and doubt have been dispelled; the Lord has exalted me, as He did Dhroo and Prahlaad. ||2||5||

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ਨਾਮ ਤੇਰੇ ਕੀ ਜੋਤਿ ਲਗਾਈ (Previously namjap)
Jul 14, 2007
Raag Darbari Kanhara

Explanation :

Legend assigns to Tansen credit for giving the ancient Kanada the new interpretation which we today associate with Darbari.
It is a monumental rAga, unmatched in Hindustani music for its gravitas, difficult for its swara-lagAv, and profound for its emotional impact on both the innocent and the illuminati alike.

Arohi use of gandhAr: S R (R)g, (R)g
avarohi use of gandhAr: (M)g, (M)g M (S)R, SA

Videos/Audios on Raag Kanhara :

Abhogi Kanra
Dhyan dharo teh ko man me
Sajana Sant Aavoh Mere
Waheguru tera sabh sadka


Darbari Kanhara
Kirat prabh ki gawo meri
Laal Mayray Aye Hain
Rajan ke raja maharajan ke maharaja
Guru Ramdas Rakho Sarnayi
Har jas gavoh bhagwan 1
Har Jas Gavoh Bhagvan 2
Kawal nayn madhur bain (Bhai Gupal Singh)
Narayan narpat namaskare

Nayki Kanhra
Anand Rang Binod Hamaaray 1
Anand rang binod hamare 2
Anand rang binod hamare 3
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