SGPC: No plans to section out harmonium for now

SGPC: No plans to section out harmonium for now



Tribune Information Service

Amritsar, Might 27

Placing to relaxation hypothesis over phasing out harmonium from “Gurmat Kirtan” at Golden Temple, the SGPC has clarified there have been no such quick plans, but efforts are on to adjust to the Akal Takht’s instructions of reviving the previous custom of performing kirtan accompanied by “Tanti Saaj”.

Might maintain on to it

I imagine, after we reintroduce Tanti Saaj absolutely, harmonium will nonetheless be there in follow. — Harjinder Singh Dhami, SGPC President

“Tanti Saaj” are string devices similar to taus, dilruba, rabab, dhad and sarangi utilized in kirtan efficiency for the reason that starting of Sikh historical past. The ‘hazuri raagis’ (hymn singers who play devices) of Golden Temple have expressed concern over their job prospects.

Nonetheless, SGPC president Harjinder Singh Dhami mentioned flawed interpretation of Akal Takht instructions had led to pointless anxiousness. “Takht has given three years. We’ll attempt to revive the Tanti Saaj custom in a phased method solely at Golden Temple. Until that point, the present sample of kirtan recitation will proceed. Harmonium prevailed for over a century in any respect Sikh shrines, together with Golden Temple. I imagine even after three years, if we’re capable of reintroduce Tanti Saaj absolutely, harmonium will nonetheless be there in follow. It may very well be put to make use of together with the Tanti Saaj throughout kirtan,” he mentioned.

On Might 3, after holding 5 Excessive Monks’ meet, officiating Jathedar of Akal Takht Giani Harpreet Singh had handed a ‘Gurmata’ (a decision within the title of Guru) asking the SGPC to re-introduce the ‘puratan kirtan’ traditions absolutely on the Golden Temple inside three years. Nonetheless, this ‘Gurmata’ has no point out of discarding the harmonium. Takht has additionally sought partaking of Tanti Saaj-trained lecturers for Gurmat Sangeet college students.


#akal takht
#giani harpreet singh
#gurbani
#harjinder singh dhami
#SGPC
#tanti saaj





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