Posts Tagged ‘music’

What is the Sikh attitude to music?

Music is an interesting thing. It has an effect on us. It also has a tendency to stay in our minds. If you listen to something, it will stick in your mind. If you listen to Gurbani Shabads, you will notice they will go through your mind automatically. Same goes with manmukh (contrary to the […]

What is the place of sacred music – Kirtan – in Sikhism?

Sacred music, Kirtan, means “singing the praises of God”. It is devotional music. Generally in the Gurdwara, musicians either sing alone or request the Sangat to repeat after them the lines of the hymn in chorus. This is congregational hymn singing and has a soothing effect on the mind. The Sikh sacred music – Gurmat […]