Dholfest: celebrating the 300th Anniversary of Siri Guru Granth Sahib Ji

The 300th anniversary of Siri Guru Granth Sahib Ji is being celebrated in an interesting way by dholis in the UK. In 1999, 314 dhol players came together to set a record in the Guinness Book of World Records. This year, in honor of the 300th anniversary, dholfest is trying to set a new record. They’ve registered the event in accordance with Guinness Book of World Records guidelines.

artsfest__dholfest.jpgdholfest will be a large outdoor staged event set to break the existing world record of 314 simultaneous dhol players, set in 1999 in Sandwell, West Midlands, UK.

This year we need 500+ players to join us in making this dream come true! [link]

The event is also being dedicated to Ishmeet Singh.

Media XY would like to dedicate this event as a tribute to Ishmeet Singh who was the winner of Star Voice of India. Ishmeet sadly passed away due to drowning in a pool of a resort in Maldives on Tuesday 29 July 2008 aged only 19.

May God give peace and solace to your eternal soul and strength to your loved ones. [link]

Additional info:

The event will take place on Saturday 13th September 2008 in Victoria Square, Birmingham, as part of ArtsFest.

The occasion will mark the celebrations of the 300th Anniversary of the Guru Granth Sahib Ji as the word Guru. [link]


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10 Responses to “Dholfest: celebrating the 300th Anniversary of Siri Guru Granth Sahib Ji”

  1. Anonymous Singh says:

    This is embarassing for sikhi.

  2. Anonymous Singh says:

    This is embarassing for sikhi.

  3. Reema says:

    Anonymous Singh,

    I don't really see how this celebrates the Guru directly in any way either (though it may be a fun event for dholis). How is your local sangat celebrating the anniversary?

  4. Reema says:

    Anonymous Singh,

    I don’t really see how this celebrates the Guru directly in any way either (though it may be a fun event for dholis). How is your local sangat celebrating the anniversary?

  5. baingandabhartha says:

    Agree with both comments.

  6. baingandabhartha says:

    Agree with both comments.

  7. whats in a name says:

    "I don’t really see how this celebrates the Guru directly in any way either"

    agreed

    but why is it embarrassing for Sikhi?

    It's just a different (non religious) way of letting people know that it's the tricentenary of the Prakash of Guru Granth sahib ji. If this is opposed then you can also oppose religious songs eg. son of a sardar – tigerstyle.

    What I don't understand is the link between the tribute to Ishmeet Singh and the celebration of the tricentenary. Probably should be about one or the other. I dunno… just a thought

  8. whats in a name says:

    “I dont really see how this celebrates the Guru directly in any way either”

    agreed

    but why is it embarrassing for Sikhi?

    It’s just a different (non religious) way of letting people know that it’s the tricentenary of the Prakash of Guru Granth sahib ji. If this is opposed then you can also oppose religious songs eg. son of a sardar – tigerstyle.

    What I don’t understand is the link between the tribute to Ishmeet Singh and the celebration of the tricentenary. Probably should be about one or the other. I dunno… just a thought

  9. satnam singh says:

    I am sorry but Dhol has no links with Sikhi at all. Yes Ghatka teams use dhol players all the time but then the commitee of the gurdwara and grups like shere punjab make a big fuss that dhol players should not participate in nagar kirtans. Well which is it? Why is it ok for ghatka but not for nagar kirtan? I think its calledlets make it up as we go along. What a waste.

  10. satnam singh says:

    I am sorry but Dhol has no links with Sikhi at all. Yes Ghatka teams use dhol players all the time but then the commitee of the gurdwara and grups like shere punjab make a big fuss that dhol players should not participate in nagar kirtans. Well which is it? Why is it ok for ghatka but not for nagar kirtan? I think its calledlets make it up as we go along. What a waste.