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Gurbani Live Kirtan from Golden Temple Amritsar, Sri Harmandir Sahib is available courtesy of SGPC. Live Kirtan audio from Darbar Sahib should start on its own. If not press the play button on audio player. Once Live Gurbani starts you need to keep this page open. If you like to browse rest of the site in the meanwhile you can right click on the link and choose open in new Window. Provided below are multiple sources to listen to the Gurbani live from Amritsar. You can also listen daily hukamnama from Darbar Sahib. You can as well try here for more Live Kirtan links from Golden temple and other Gurdwaras around the world.A Flash Player streaming Worldwide Live Kirtan Channels is available here.

Live Kirtan Video

Please be aware that live Gurbani shabad kirtan is available through SGPC. Kirtan is not 24 hours but only between set timings. Unfortunately SGPC doesn't provide any Live Kirtan Video service online so don't expect kirtan feed to contain any Live Gurbani Videos from Darbar Sahib. Having said that, PTC punjabi channel provides video telecast of live shabad kirtan. Also live Shabad Kirtan telecast is available from some other gurdwaras as well.Gurdwara Bangla Sahib provides live Kirtan Video streaming service from 2:30 AM to 9:00 AM and 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM IST Daily. Also Gurbani Video is telecast live from Gurdwara Dukh Niwaran Sahib.Here you will find Chardikla Time TVTelecast Live Kirtan from Bangla Sahib,Patna Sahib and Hemkunt Sahib.

Harmandir Sahib Live Kirtan Schedule

Gurbani Kirtan is sung continuously at Sri Harmandir Sahib(Golden Temple) from the opening of Darbar Sahib portals (doors) to their closing. Some minor changes are effected in the summer and winter months. The timings given below are for chet(14th march- 13th april) month. There are minor adjustments for other months. All times are in IST. After the departure of the Palki Sahib (palanquin) carrying Sri Guru Granth Sahib to Shri Akal Takhat Sahib, the devotees, accompanied by the Gurdwara staff, clean Sri Harmandir Sahib for an hour. During this process these devotees sing the Gurbani Kirtan in melodious and devotional tones. After purifying the precincts, the rugs are spread, on which the Peera Sahib (a small cot) is placed to install Sri Guru Granth Sahib early morning. At the completion of Ardas, Karah Prasad is distributed among the devotees.

Gurbani Kirtan

The process used to sing Guru Granth verses is known as Kirtan.

Importance of Gurbani Kirtan

Sikh Gurus placed primary spiritual importance on the singing of Gurbani Kirtan. The purpose of the Shabad Kirtan is to eliminate the mind's ego and consciousness. Shabad Kirtan helps calm the wandering mind. Mind is all the time wandering in ceaseless flow of thought currents. By quieting it we can link back to the Divine within all of us. Consequently, the Kirtan of the God's Name is said to be the true faith in the Gurbani. Keeping oneself immersed into Gurbani Kirtan is the symptom of a true devotee. A true devotee involves his body, mind, and soul into Gurbani Kirtan. He makes Inner Kirtan his only Support. He lives on this Spiritual food.

In this present age of kalyuga, importance of Gurbani Kirtan is even magnified. This present age of kalyuga is the age of vices like deceit, disagreement, duplicity and hypocrisy. According to the Shabad Gurbani, the practical and best suited means of Self-realization in this age is through meditation on the God's Name. The reason is that people in Kal Yuga are not self-controlled and are easily disturbed by various anxieties.

Music and Gurbani Kirtan

The poetry of Sri Guru Granth Sahib is worthy of the highest consideration. Gurbani texts present the teachings of the Gurus and a large number of it was composed simultaneously with the music. Music forms the basis of the rhythms and is also the basis on which much of the Gurbani is classified in Sri Guru Granth Sahib. This music follow a definite metrical system called raags. A raag in Indian classical music means a pattern of melodic notes. This form is not only used to preserve the originality of the composition, as the poetry written in this form is difficult to imitate, but more so to provide the divine experience through the medium of music and the sounds of God’s creation. The total number of ragas used in Sri Guru Granth Sahib is 31. The gurus themselves invented some of these. Under each Raag, the hymns are arranged in different meters as Chaupadas and Ashtapadas; long poems include Chhands, Vars, and Bhagat verses. You can find a collection of Shabds sung in each of these 31 raags here.Rare Mp3 files of kirtan in Ragas is available at one destination on Ragas player

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A small trivia: Most of the listeners to this page visit from (in order from most to least) - India, Canada, United States, Australia, United Kingdom, Italy, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Malaysia and Spain. You don't need passport or Visa to listen to live Gurbani. Live Kirtan is your Visa to find the truth.

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Sri Darbar Sahib tested and worked
By Sanghera on 25 July 2004 (CST)
It works but when it disconnected I tried it again and it was connecting and displayed 'Ready' and it did not work.

Hours in which live Kirtan is available
By ? on 05 June 2006 (CST)
Please note live transmission is from 5am to 10pm Indian Standard Time. Reason you might have problems is either you are listening outside these hours or connection cannot be made because there is no signal from Sri Harmandir Sahib.

Read Articles
By ? on 09 June 2006 (CST)
While listening to Gurbani why not read some good articles in SikhAwareness Section.

videos sction
By satpal1944 on 09 June 2006 (CST)


I still have to see the video, and I think I picked the wrong time of the day or night, 01.07. to listen to gurbani . Keep up the good work.


unable to receive kirtan
By gurvir on 11 October 2006 (CST)
i have tried to get darbar sahib live telecast for first time at 7:15 am by INDIAN time.when i hit the play button it shows ready but it did not show kirtan, only blank screen.

unable to listen to Kirtan
By satpal1944 on 01 January 2007 (CST)

Dear Gagandeep,

I am sorry you have been unable to listen to Kirtan on the website, I will pass your mail to the computer expert. Perhaps he can let me and you know when you are able to listen to Kirtan.


not able to listen live kirtan
By gagandeep singh on 02 January 2007 (CST)

Respected Sir,

Sat sri akaal

It was my first try to connect with your player to listen live kirtan from sri darbar sahib. at that time i was unable to listen this. but i am very happy on that you are taking tension on these points. i am very thankful to you for this reply.

With Regards,

Gagandeep Singh Chawla

not able to listen live kirtan
By gagandeep singh on 02 January 2007 (CST)

Respected Sir,

Sat sri akaal

It was my first try to connect with your player to listen live kirtan from sri darbar sahib. at that time i was unable to listen this. but i am very happy on that you are taking tension on these points. i am very thankful to you for your reply.

With Regards,

Gagandeep Singh Chawla

kirtan from amritsar
By inderjit jolly on 30 March 2007 (CST)
do you have any resolution for this issue, so many readers are having problem with this MAIN issue and people like me, who live outside India,will love and like to watch and listen kirtan from Darbar Sahib. Plz.advise.

live kirtan from darbar sahib
By satpal1944 on 30 March 2007 (CST)

Dear Inderjit,

I am sorry you and many others are having difficulty in getting live Kirtan on this website. Our DEX {dialogue expert} is away on holiday at the moment, all emails get passed to him and I will speak to him when he gets back. See if he has the solution to overcome this problem.

In the meantime keep trying.



Live Kirtan restored
By ? on 02 May 2007 (CST)
Sorry to all about the problem. SGPC had changed there broadcast server address, due to which there were problems with live kirtan. Now I have updated to the correct server. It is working. thanks for your patience. All your remarks are taken in positive spirit. Criticism is sometimes becomes necessary motivation medium. Please also note that it is an audio transmission so don't expect video.

want to know the time
By habby1991 on 04 November 2007 (CST)
can any body plz tell me what time the kritan starts in new york timing

By Lovejit Kaur on 08 June 2008 (CST)
Sat Sri Akal, i m from U.K. i want to watch live telecast of Kirtan from DARBAR SAHIB. But i m fail. Please tell me about the sites and the right time of Gurbani.Please help me. THANK YOU.

sat shri akal
By one1 on 28 September 2008 (CST)
U r supposed to believe in listning not watcin'..........

Live kirtan from Harmandir Sahib during Indain morning hours
By neeru_baath on 05 December 2008 (CST)
Waheguru ji ka kahalsa! Waheguru ji ki feteh! I didn't find the way to see daily live kirtan from Harmandir Sahib at Amrit wale ( 4.00 a.m. to 8.00 a.m.) of Indian standard time during Candaian morning hours. Plz help me out. Sat- Shri - Kal Neeru

Watch Live Gurbani from Sri Bangla Sahib
By verbosity on 02 March 2009 (CST)
Watch daily Live Gurbani from Sri Bangla Sahib new Delhi Also A Live 24 Gurbani channel Plays Gurbani 24 Hrs Visit http://gurbanitvonline.com

live gurbani from Sri Darbar Sahib
By sukhbirsingh on 11 March 2009 (CST)

this is the best effort of the sgpc to provide gurbani live to listen directly from sri darbar sahib to pacify the heat of the heart. The quality of the sound is so good that it seems that we r sitting in the lap of sri Gruru Ram Dass sahib ji

live gurbani from Sri Darbar Sahib
By sukhbirsingh on 11 March 2009 (CST)

This is the greatest effort of the SGPC to provide Live Gurbani From Sri Darbar Sahib Ji to all to pacify their heating heart. The sound quality is so good that it seems that we r sitting in the lap of Sri Guru Ram Dass Ji.

Thanks for everything done for us

Sukhbir Singh & family


waheguru ji ka khalsa waheguru ji ki fateh
By manmiit on 10 July 2009 (CST)
bahut achha lageya live sun k its amazing... but i can hear only audio can v see video also in this????? how???? if so plz reply me.....

Live telecast
By swaranbraidj on 02 August 2009 (CST)
How do I get to view the live telecast of Harmandir Sahib on the internet. I am living in Malaysia (i.e. 2 and a half hours ahead of India). Please let me know. Thank you.

Nice Effort
By Satpreet on 30 August 2009 (CST)

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa

Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh.

I am glad to see this website. Kirtan is marvellous.please add some option

on the page which would show the world time.Please continue your efforts

for Video live from Darbar Sahib.

You can also add an option for posting comments if you are having some software/hardware , server/networking, issues.Definitely we have Software engineers and troubleshooting and query resolution would be a bit easier .

Once again good effort.Please continue.

Regards to the TEAM



By Amardeep singh on 02 February 2010 (CST)
Thnx for make this website. can i get anyway to watch live video of sri darbarsahib......

where is the Live video Kirtan from sri Darbar Sahib?
By pksidhu on 20 March 2010 (CST)

There is no escuse not having Live Kirtan from Sri Darbar Sahib.

1 We have best network engineers.

2 Money is not the issue SGPC spend crores ruppes on political elections under the table

3 We have Sikh P. M. and Sikh Chief Minister ? in punjab, so legal issue should not be a problem?

4 There are unlimited Sikhs around the world ready take care of money issue.

5 SGPC sold every sikhs right to ZeeTV and ZeeTV is broadcasting for money, Mass Sikh should must raised this issue to have free and live TV Kirtan from Sri Darbar Sahib Ji.

Please if you read this my comment, please forgive me if I said some thing wrong, I am very worried on SGPC's ethics, they are paying more attention to politics than our Guru's teachings to spread freely in the world by every means.


live veido kirtan
By harkamalsingh9 on 28 April 2010 (CST)
where can i find live vedio kirtan from harmandir shaib plz tell me

Use internet explorer for gurbani live
By Aarti on 13 September 2010 (CST)
If you still can't hear live gurbani try switching to internet explorer

By paramjeet kaur on 19 September 2010 (CST)
hi ,when i click on the play button then i can not listen and look any thing can you help me how can i.

re: can't litsen
By Aarti on 24 September 2010 (CST)
Paramjeet, can you make sure you are using internet explorer. And also there are only set timings when the kirtan is broadcast from golden temple. Try litsening to the recorded telecast from golden temple when live kirtan is not available at the parent page.

Live Kirtan From Harmandar Sahib Amritsar
By kokikang on 02 October 2010 (CST)
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