A gorgeous collection of nirgun bhajans sung by the eminent artiste Ustad Rashid Khan. When I purchased this album I automatically thought these would be Kabir dohes so associated is he with the concept of nirgun (the formless ground of all being). In actuality, these are contemporary compositions by Kavi Narayan Agarwal.
In Hindu/Sikh philosophy there are two two types of God: sargun, which takes form and nirgun that which remains eternal and formless and void. The word, nirgun, is made from the two roots ‘nir‘ which means ‘without’ and ‘gun‘ which means ‘material or physical form’ or ‘attribute’ or ‘quality’ or ‘merit’. So these two combined means “without form” or “without quality” or “without merit”. When referring to God it means “un-manifest” or “without attributes”, “without physical form.
No more words are needed for this lovely music. This is music for absorption and reflection and peace, not for analysis and description.
01 Prabhu Ki Preeti Jagi
02 Subah Shaam Tera Naam Japu Main
03 Tum Ho Aadi Tum Ho Anth
04 Yeh Andhiyara Mit Jaayega