Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Click here for Episode 5

Sat Sri Akal
(God is Truth)

Welcome to Sikhwithin Episode 5.

My Thanks to http://www.Sikhnet.com , http://www.Sikiwiki.org and also to Jasprit Singh from the Victoria and Albert museum in London for all their help in researching for the latest episode.

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This week we have a special episode for Vaisakhi. Normally the programme is sectioned into five areas/segments: Meanings, Shabad translation, History of the Sikhs, a Story and some inspirational songs. This week we've rolled the first three segments into one.

We cover in the first part of the programme, the history of Vaisakhi, the 5 K's of the Sikhs, what happens at the Gurdwara during this special day and recent developments for a dedicated Sikh calendar (see also: my posting from 11th April at:
http://drsavi.blogspot.com )

This weeks backing track is called Hari Har by Snatam Kaur from the CD Grace

Shabad Translations
We have 2 this week. One at the beginning of the programme:
Deh Shiva Bar Mohe (also known as the Sikh National Anthem)

and one at the end of the programme:
Dukh Bhanjan Tera Naam Ji

Inspirational songs this week include:
Free by the Lighthouse family - I thought of this as we need to remember the fight for freedom at the time of Vaisakhi.
There will come a day by Incognito from the CD LIfe Stranger than fiction
Waheguru - By Guru Singh and Friends (inc: Seal).

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Friday, April 14, 2006

On the Beeb - The vid

The following video features a discussion about all the different festivals taking place at this time of year: Passover, Buddist New Year, Easter and the Sikhs celebrate Vaisakhi

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Click here for Episode 4

Sat Sri Akal
Welcome to Episode 4

Its now looking like we have a couple of weeks between each episode. We'll try to make more time to get quality time in our studio.

This week we explore the history of the Sikhs at the time of Baba Banda Singh we also present the story of when a missionary from Rome came to visit India. At the time he met Guru Har Rai.

We also introduce a new section called meanings where we look explore general areas of Sikhism.

Each episode is now structured into 5 parts:

Part 1: Meanings - this week we are joined by Kavleen Kaur and together we explore the 5 K's.

Part 2: Comprised of a Shabad with translations - thanks to Kavleen we translate the Shabad Mel mere Pritma Jio sung by Dya Singh from the CD Pr'Desa-The Lonely Soul - Translated from a fantastic resource called Sikhi-to-the-max.

Part 3: We touch on a vital part of Sikh History - The story of Baba Banda Singh

Part 4: A Sikh Story - The story is called A visitor from Rome - when a missionary met Guru Har Rai. From the book In the Guru's Footsteps by G.S Sidhu, G.S Sivia and Kirpal Singh.

Part 5: Some inspirational songs (see below)

This weeks featured background tracks are:
Intro - Bulla Ki Jana by Rabbi Shergill (Just the opening bars)
Background Simran - Waheguru performed by Dya Singh from the CD Naam - The inner journey

Featured Tracks
Golden Temple of Amirtsar by The Peace Family featuring Snatam Kaur from the CD Carry us home (just a snippet).
(The CD is available from http://www.spiritvoyage.com
One World by Lionel Richie from the CD Just for you.
Life for Rent by Dido from the CD Life for Rent

My Thanks to:
Kavleen Kaur
All your messages of support.


Believe in Waheguru.

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