Friday, November 25, 2005

Nirvana - Grand Finale of London Sikhi Week '05

To finish off London Sikhi Week 2005, and the week’s commemoration of Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s birthday, students from across London got together on Wednesday evening, 23rd November, to sing the praises of the Creator, and join in the universal language of devotional music given to us by Guru Nanak Dev Ji for the individual to communicate with the Divine. With the sun setting and the beautiful view of London’s lighted sky line, there was a reflective and peaceful atmosphere in the midst of all the hustle of Central London.

Here are some photos:

Bhai Harjinder Singh Lallie doing Classical Raag Kirtan - very nice!

Translations of all the shabad were provided on a projector screen. So everyone could understand the meaning of the Shabad. And for those who couldn't read Panjabi, there was also romanised text on the projector screen.

Bhenji Dilpreet Kaur (wearing blue chunni). I don't know whose bags they are. Looks like someone has just come from India and brought their luggage with them.

Sant Baba Pritpal Singh Ji, LSE wale, contemplating on the Shabad Keertan.

Nice to know that we were all focused on the Kirtan! lol. It looks like these Bhenjis from LSE have seen a popstar or filmstar walking into the room. Wonder who it could be?

The night-time view of London from 28th floor of Guy's Tower

Students listening to Kirtan.

I don't know what is happening to me in the picture!! If anyone has any further information please let me know. Thank you!

Bhenji Jasvir Kaur, Bhenji Amanroop Kaur and Bhaji Pritpal Singh (aka Sant Baba Pritpal Singh Ji, LSE wale) sang a shabad really beautifully. It looks like there is a divine glowing light coming out of Hardeep Singh's shoulder (usually i thought divine light shines out of the head!). Ermm... or it could be a reflection of the flash. Rab Jaane!

The Happy Singh is Harjeet Singh, President of King's Sikh Soc. Next to him is Antony Singh. And the bhenji which looks like has veiled her face (as if she is living in Afghanistan or something) is Bhenji Simrit Kaur. "Bhenji no need to hide your face!" Aah Bechaari. :)

Guru-Ka-Langar (SHOLAY BHATOORAY!!) being served to Sangat and visitors

Looks like Tejpal Singh is tasting the Langar to make sure its fit for the Sangat to eat and giving his seal of approval. :)


Anonymous said...

These Photos are great who took them?
WOW look at all taht sangat.

jatlee said...

wow theres a photo of me there!! im hte guy whos playin silruba near harjinder singh!! cant beleive im playing along side the one who inspired my flame of sikhi!! and oviously the bhenjis are looking at me!! ;)!! heheheheh

Manvir Singh Khalsa said...

kidaa bhaji.

thanks for nice kirtan.


Last time you and Ishbir Singh bhaji sang a shabad, it was CHARDIKALA!