Amazing must watch English Katha & Kirtan by Baljit Singh & Rajan Singh in celebration of Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s Gurpurab (birth), which took place at Singh Sabha Gurdwara, Handsworth on 4.11.17. Rajan Singh sings the below shabad (hymn), after which Baljit Singh shares the sakhi (story) of how Guru Nanak Dev Ji first met Bhai Mardana, who then became his life-time companion. During their travels together, amidst a jungle where no food was to be found, Guru Nanak Dev Ji tests Bhai Mardana’s ability to accept a bachan (teaching).

ਇਕ ਬਾਬਾ ਅਕਾਲ ਰੂਪੁ ਦੂਜਾ ਰਬਾਬੀ ਮਰਦਾਨਾ।
Firstly, Baba (Guru Nanak) himself was in the form of the Timeless and secondly, he had his companion Mardana, the rabab player.

Full shabad translation:

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