Via: Anonymous GurSikh
Yesterday with Guru Sahib’s blessings visited our HOME TOWN Anandpur Sahib.
350 years sthapana divas celebrations are underway. Sangat is coming in numbers with great enthusiasm.
So are Baabey, with lots of fanfare and followers in toe.
Evening divan was happening at Takht Keshgarh Sahib. Suddenly sound of loud drum beats disturbed everyone. Many rushed to the parapet to view the spectacle.
I resisted for a while. But the cacophony was getting louder and louder. Now pipe band was also playing.
A peep over the parapet: Pipe Band was leading two baabeys in expensive SUVs up the road to Kesh Garh Sahib (this road is closed for general public though)
To hoodwink sangat they had put up signs on SUVs: “Sangat XXXwara Sahib”, “Baba XXXX valey” and presumably they had gotten their shardhaloos in Nagar Kirtan to Anandpur Sahib.
But why Band-Baaja (ਬੈੰਡ ਬਾਜਾ) on road to Kesh Garh Sahib?
Why this disrespect to Guru Gobind Singh Sahib ji?
When I was young one baba from Tanda Urmur was famous for keeping band-baaja ahead of him.
A recent video of a baba from Hoshiarpur area also has band-baaja leading his procession to a shardhaloo’s house.
But those were private programs. These baabey came to Anandpur Sahib with band-baaja leading them??!?!?!