For 7 days leading up to Guru Nanak’s birthday, we are sharing musical versions and information related to “Bhand Jammeai,” a special shabad by Guru Nanak celebrating reverence for women. Below are a couple of versions. We are also celebrating Guru Nanak’s birthday by reciting Japji Sahib together.
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Listen to a Version of this Shabad by Hari Bhajan Kaur
Listen to a Version of this Shabad by Bhai Ram Singh Ji Udoke
Equality – All One Before God
Pritpal Singh reflects on the value of equality in Sikh history, the shabad “Bhand Jammeai,” and Guru Nanak’s radical concept of equality.
“Guru Nanak was also a social revolutionary in the way that he addressed the rights of women. At that time women were treated like property, but Guru Nanak elaborated on his concept of equality by unequivocally declaring that women are equal to men.”