Har Sachache Takhat Rachaya: The History and Significance of 5 Takhts Through Shabad-Kirtan and Vyakhya (6 CDs Pack)

Item Code: ICR461
Various Artistes Music Today (2009)
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History & Significance of 5 Takhta thoughts Shabad-Kirtan & Vyakhya.

Bhai Tarlochan Singh Bhamaddi and Party, Bhai Harbans Singh (Jagadhari wale) Bhai Balwinder Singh Rangila (Chandigarh wale) Bhai Davinder Singh Sodhi, Bhai Gursewak Singh Rangila Junior (Chandigarh Wale) Bhai Sant Singh Aadil & Party.

CD – 1
Sri Akal Takhat Sahib

CD – 2
Takhat Sri Patna Sahib

CD – 3
Takhat Sri Keshgarh Sahib

CD – 4
Takhat Sri Damdama Sahib

CD – 5
Takhat Sri Hazoor Sahib

CD – 6
Special editions Sri Nankana Sahib

History of Sri Akal Takhat Sahib

Sri Akal Takhat Sahib has an important place in the Sikh Religion. Akal Takhat is a combination of two words Akal (the Almighty) and Takhat (Throne) thus meaning the throne of the almighty Sahib is used as a mark of respect for Guru Sahib and the Sikh institutions. Sri Akal Takhat Sahib represents the Sikh institutions of Miri (temporal) and Piri (transcendental). The Sikh concept of Miri-Piri is not the unity of the two domains but one ness of the two which means that both Miri and Piri don’t stand apart from one another but they resonate each other. The same is echoed in the words of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Sahib Ji when he says Mukh Te Har Chitt Main Yudh Bicharal meaning that a Sikh concept of Miri-Piri Symbolizes humanity justice righteousness and spiritually.

Sri Akal Takhat Sahib as it represents the almighty could have been made by the almighty. Himself for humanity as revealed by the Sixth Nanak, Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji, he laid down the foundation stone of the building of Sri Akal Takhat Sahib in 1609. The rest of the structure was completed by the Sikh saint Baba Buddha and Sikh intellectual Bhai Gurdas.

It is here that Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji used to hold his court and receive ambassadors, emissaries, Diplomats and other dignitaries. It is here that the heroic ballads wee sung by the Dhadi-s (balled singers) in order to infuse the spirit of Chardi Kala (the Concept of ever uprightness) among the Sikhs.

Sri Akal Takht Sahib is the senior most seat of Sikh authority. The Hukamnama issued from here is obligatory for every Sikh. A Sikh who defies the Hukamnama ceases to be a member of the Sikh Panth. Sri Akal Takht Sahib and its Hukamnama represent the will of the Sikh nation and it is binding on every Sikh.

On October 12, 1920 the priests performing the routine duties at Sri Akal Takht Sahib left the throne unattended. Following this the Sikhs present there selected a Jatha (a band) of 25 Sikhs to take care of the Takht. Jathedar Teja Singh Bhucher was appointed the Jathedar (leader) of this Jatha. Since then the term Jathedar has come to be used at the Akal Takht Sahib Presently the Jathedar of the Takht is Singh Sahib Giani Gurbachan Singh Ji.

History of Takht Sri Patna Sahib

Takht Sri Patna Sahib is situated in Patna the capital of Bihar. Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji was born here in 1666 and spent his early childhood here before moving to Anandpur Sahib. Besides being the birthplace of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji. Patna was also visited by Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji and Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji at different Points of time.

This album presents the history and significance of Takht Sri Patna Sahib by renowned Ragi Bhai Harbans Singh Jagadhari wale through Shabad kirtan.

History of Takht Sri Keshgarh Sahib

Takht Sri Keshgarh Sahib is situated at Anandpur Sahib. It is the Birthplace of the Khalsa. The order of the Khalsa was founded here by Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji in 1699. Some of the Weapons of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji are displayed here. The most important of these is the Khanda (double edged sword) used by Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji to prepare Amrit used in the first Khalsa initiation ceremony.

In this album the renowned Ragi Bhai Gursewak Singh (Rangila Junior) Chandigarh wale presents the history and significance of Takht Sri Keshgarh Sahib through Shabad-kirtan

History of Takht Sri Damdama Sahib

Takht Sri Damdama Sahib is situated at Talwandi Sabo near Bhatinda. This is the place where Guru Gobind Singh Stayed for nearly a year and compiled the final edition of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji also known as the Damdama Sahib Bir in 1705, AD. The only difference in this Bir and the Bir compiled by the fifth Nanak, Sri Guru Arjan Dev Ji, is that the Bani of the Ninth Nanak Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji is added to it.

In this album the renowned Ragi Bhai Balwinder Singh Rangila (Chandigarh Wale) along with his brother Bhai Surinder Singh Rangila (Chandigarh Wale) Presents the history and significance of the Takht Sri Damdama Sahib through shabad-kirtan.

History of Takht Sri Hazoor Sahib

Takht Sri Hazoor Sahib is situated on the banks of River Godavari in Nander Maharshtra. This is where Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji breathed his last. The inner room of the Gurdwara is called Angitha Sahib and is built over the place where Guru Gobind Singh was cremated in 1708 AD.

This album presents the history & significance of Takht Sri Hazoor Sahib by renowned Ragi Bhai Davinder Singh Sodhi through shabad-kirtan. It also features the famous aarti Gagan Mein Thaal which is sung at the takht regularly.

History of Sri Nankana Sahib

Nankana Sahib is a holy Place where the founder of the Sikh religion Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji was born on 15th April 1469 A.D. The township of Nankana Sahib was earlier known as Raipur. But after the birth of Guru Nanak Ji its name changed to Nankian Sahib or Nankana Sahib. It is situated at a distance of approximately 90 km on the south west from Lahore in Pakistan Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji spent his whole childhood in Nankana Sahib.

When he joined a school at Nankana Sahib the Guru is said to have written fundamentals of education on the wooden takhti to enlighten the people Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji married on 21st May 1487 AD to Bibi Sulakhani Daughter of Mulchand Khatri of Batala. It was at Nankana Sahib that he met Bhai Mardana who was his companion for 47 years listening to and singing the Guru’s gospel. According to went into silence for days together. He did not eat a morsel or utter a word. Towards his adolescence Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji left Nanakana Sahib for Sultanpur Lodhi.

At the time of partition the Sikhs not only lost lives property and wealth but also lost their loved and revered shrines which fell on the other side of the border. These Sikh shrines in Pakistan are managed by the board and every year Sikh Jathas visit these shrines on four different occasions. On the occasion of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s birth anniversary about three thousand Sikh Devotees from India and all over the world visits Nankana Sahib every year.

In this album we present the birth Shabad-s of Guru Nanak Dev Ji by the Jathedar of Sri Nankana Sahib Bhai Sant Singh Aadil.

The Concept of Takht in Sikhism

The concept of Takht literally meaning a throne or seat of authority is the result of historical development of Sikhism. The five Takhts holding special significance for the Sikh community are instituted in five Gurdwaras. These Takhts are the seats of Sikh religions authority important decisions concerning the religious and social life of the Sikh community have been taken here for centuries.

The use of the word Takht in Gurmat is unique. The Takht is not subjective but an eternal concept. It is free from the limitations of time and place. Such a conception of the Takht has been formulated by the Ten Gurus of Sikhism. A Takht advocates impartiality independence and sovereignty of the Guru Panth. All the five Takhts are fountainheads of Inspiration and centers of enlightenment for the entire Khalsa Panth.

The five Takhts of Sikhism are Sri Akal Takht Sahib Amritsar, Takht Sri Hamandar Patna Sahib, Takht Sri Keshgarh Anandpur Sahib, Takht Sri Damdama Sahib, Sabo Ki Talwandi & Takht Hazoor Sahib Nander.

For the very first time Music Today presents the history and significance of the five Takhts in the form of Shabad-Kirtan and vyakhya by renowned ragi-s in this special pack of 5 CDs. Each album also features the history of the Takht as narrated by the respective Jathedars.

This pack also features a special 6th album presenting for the first time Gurbani by the Hazuri Ragi of Nankana Sahib the birthplace of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji the founder of Sikhism.

Mahima Sri Akal Takht Sahib
1 Commentary by Singh Sahib Giani Gurbachan Singh Ji – Jathedar (Head Priest) Sri Akal Takht Sahib Ji)
2 Shobha Sri Akal Takht Di
3 Vyakhya
4Guru Hargobind Ji Ne
6 Sachcha Takht Suhayo (Sakka)
8Do Talwarein Badhiyan
10Suno Dukhiyarey Di Pukar
12Pandit Di Sunee Pukaar (Baint)
14Sardar Ne Eyoon Aakh Sunaee (Algoza, Sarangi)
16Hari Singh Ne Jaikaara Chhadiya (Vaar)
Mahima Takht Sri Patna Sahib
1 Commentary by Singh Sahib Giani Iqbal Singh Ji – Jathedar (Head Priest) Sri Patna Sahib Ji
2 Mere Laal Jiyo (with Vyakhya)
3 Kirpa Kar Shyam (with Vyakhya)
4 Jin Prem Kiyo (with Vyakhya)
Mahima Takht Sri Keshgarh Sahib
1 Commentary by Singh Sahib Giani Tarlochan Singh Ji – Jathedar (Head Priest) Sri Keshgarh Sahib Ji
2 Khalsa Mero Pind Paran
3 Vyakhya
4 Pragatyo Khalsa
6 In Hee Ki Kripa Ke
7 Vyakhya
8 Waho Waho Gobind Singh
9 Vyakhya
10 Jaagat Jot
12 Jai Jai Jag Kaaran
Mahima Takht Sri Damdama Sahib
1 Commentary by Singh Sahib Giani Balwant Singh Ji –Jathedar (Head Priest) Sri Damdama Sahib Ji
2 Khatri Brahmin Shood Vaish Updesh (with Vyakhya)
3 Jalo Har Rang Lago (With Vyakhya)
Mahima Takht Sri Hazoor Sahib
1 Commentary by Singh Sahib Giani Kulwant Singh Ji – Jathedar (Head Priest) Sri Hazoor Sahib Ji
2 Har Prabh Vekhey Sada (with Vyakhya)
3 Ab Chal Vekhey Sada (with Vyakhya)
4Ab Mohe Jeewan Padvi Paayee (with Vyakhya)
5 Guru Manyo Granth (with Vyakhya)
6 Aarti Gagan Mein Thaal
Mahima Sri Nankana Sahib
1 Commentary by Bhai Sant Singh Adil Jathedar (Head Priest) Sri Nankana Sahib
2 Satguru Nanak
3 Jagat Gur Baba
4 Rakho Rakhan Haar Dayaala
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