Home Anniversary Sindhis of Vadodara observe death anniversary of Sant Kanwar Ram and Sant Sacho Satram

Sindhis of Vadodara observe death anniversary of Sant Kanwar Ram and Sant Sacho Satram

Sindhis of Vadodara observe death anniversary of Sant Kanwar Ram and Sant Sacho Satram

Rajesh Lal, great grandson of Bhagat Kanwar Ram and others attended the event. Renowned singer Manjushree Assudani enthralled the audience.  

Sindh Courier Report

Vadodara (Baroda), Gujarat, India  

A 3-day cultural event to observe death anniversary of Sant Bhagat Kanwar Ram and Sacho Satram began at Sant Satramdas Dham Vadodara on Thursday.

The cultural event to observe anniversary of two saints has been organized by Sant Satramdas Dham Vadodara. The social and cultural organizations of Sindhi community of Vadodara have been organizing cultural programs round the year.

Vadodara- Anniversary- Sindh Courier-1Vadodara- Anniversary- Sindh Courier-2The anniversary activities started on Thursday afternoon. Later, at 7p.m, Poj Bahrano was taken out from Shiv Mandal and culminated at Sindhu Sagar, a water pond named as Sindhu Sagar by the Sindhi community. The cultural and musical program started at 9p.m.

According to Mr. Haresh Agnani from Vadodara, Sain Rajeshlal, great grandson of Amar Shaheed Sant Kanwar Ram from Amravati and several other saints from various cities of India are attending the program. Renowned Sindhi singer madam Manjushree Assudani Tejwani from Nagpur enthralled the audience on Thursday December 8, 2022. She will also perform today (December 9).

Vadodara- Anniversary- Sindh Courier-3As per schedule, Satsang of Baba Parsram will be staged today (Friday) at 4p.m. and later Madam Manjushri will again perform at night. The last day event of Saturday include Bhog and Bhandaro from 12 noon to afternoon and later the concluding ceremony will be held with prayers by Sain Rajesh Kumar.

Vadodara- Anniversary- Sindh Courier-4The Sujag Sindhi Samiti honored Madam Manjushree Assudani with chocolate bouquet and Shawl. The gifts were presented to her by Mrs. Sunita Subhash Vaswani and Mr. Hiro Kanjwani, Municipal Councilor Ward-6 Vadodara on behalf of Sujag Sindhi Samiti.

A large number of Sindhi families – men, women and children attended the cultural event on first day.

Vadodara- Anniversary- Sindh Courier-5The main organizers of the function are Mr. Vinod Chandwani, Mr. Satish Chandwani and Mr. Rajkumar Chandwani.

The Sindhi community of Vadodara has been observing the anniversary of Sant Kanwar Ram since last 57 years and that of Sant Sacho Satram for last 33 years.

 About Bhagat Kanwar Ram

Kanwar Ram was born on April 13, 1885, at Tarachand’s house in Jarwar village of Mirpur Mathelo tehsil in the then Sukkur district of Sindh. The area is now a part of Ghotki district. His father was a shopkeeper. Kanwar Ram was one of the disciples of Satguru Satram Das of Raharki tehsil. He was always seen wearing a long kurta and carried a red turban on his head. He loved and used to sing poems of Sufi poets Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai, Sachal Sarmast, Sami, Mira and Kabir. The main theme of his poetry was the praise of the Creator. Singing Sufi ragas, he promoted the values of humanity, love, peace and harmony.

God had gifted him a charismatic, sweet and melodious voice. According to local legend, people would forget everything else when he started singing and dancing.

Some of his compositions are still sung by aficionados in Sindh and in India. Out of his 20 extant compositions the most popular is Naale Alakh Je Bedo Taar Muhinjo. Sindhi singers in Pakistan as well as India sing this song at Sufi events taking place anywhere in the world.

Believing that his poignant voice was a gift of God, he never made it a source of livelihood for himself and his family. Huge amounts of money would be offered as gifts when he sang and danced. However, the Bhagat used to distribute it all among the poor and the needy regardless of their race, religion and sect. He never took or used any of the money for himself or his family. He was given the title, Bhagat, in recognition of his services for humanity.

On November 1, 1939, Bhagat was shot and killed in a railway carriage at Ruk Railway Station in Sindh. The murder, by a religious extremist, was seen as yet another attempt to destroy the Sufi fabric of Sindhi culture.

About Sant Sacho Satramdas

In the District of Ghotki Sindh, there is a small, holy and a place of eternal joy, known as Pujya Raharki Sahib, and also popular as Sachkhand. The highly revered Sant of Sindh Shehenshah Satguru Sant Sai Satramdas Sahib was born in Pujya Raharki sahib sindh, on 25th October 1866. The purity of his character and true divine love in his heart attracted people towards him. Sant Sain Satram Das Sahib was a true seeker of truth. The birth of this Great Sant in Pujya Raharki Sahib made this tiny village a holy place, a place of worship where people from all walks of life, from all around the world come, seek blessings and get their wishes fulfilled. Shehenshah Satguru Sant Sain Satram Das Sahib was a True Guru and spiritual guide to Sant Sain Kanwar Ram Sahib. He was an ocean of spirituality and a highly revered Sant.




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