Sikh Music and Folk Traditions

GURMAT SAṄGĪT or sacred music of the Sikhs. The founder of the Sikh religion, Gurū Nānak (1469-1539), composed his religious verse to settings of Indian rāgas mostly from the classical tradition. Successive Gurūs followed his example and considered divine worship through music the best means of attaining that state which results in communion with God. Religious music is that musical expression which is appropriate to and presented as a definite part of a formal service of worship. Devotional music may have religious texts, but is performed primarily by individuals usually in secular surroundings.

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