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Baja and Vaja

By February 5, 2013

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Mystic sound can be heard from within, or when listening to sacred music such as the sublime refrains of Gurbani kirtan.The harmonium is a popular instrument used to perform kirtan. Depending on regional accent, The hand operated harmonium pump organ is commonly referred to either, Baja, or Vaja, (meaning musical instrument) by most Sikhs, wherever in the world we live.

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February 5, 2013 at 6:06 pm
(1) caite@a lovely shore breeze says:

love the harmonium!

February 5, 2013 at 8:11 pm
(2) Sue St Clair says:

Beautiful instruments :) Happy WW and thank you for stopping by. No a tropical storm is not something I’d want to have to go through. Yikes!

February 5, 2013 at 11:19 pm
(3) Indrani says:

Love the subjects in the shot!

February 6, 2013 at 12:57 am
(4) CatSynth says:

I of course love seeing the musical instruments! I have a few of those, including the tabla, flute and bells. I don’t have a harmonium at this time, but maybe will get one.

February 6, 2013 at 9:43 am
(5) Gattina says:

I love to listen to Indian music.

February 6, 2013 at 10:04 am
(6) Susan says:

What a cool assortment of musical instruments! Isn’t it interesting that music and silence are both part of most religious practice?

February 6, 2013 at 10:22 am
(7) stevebethere says:

I like Indian music too love the instruments photo

Have a musiclicious week :-)

February 6, 2013 at 10:22 am
(8) Liviu Bimbea says:

Interesting customs in the Muslim world.
Have a good day.

February 6, 2013 at 11:58 am
(9) CARMEN says:

very very interesting!
happy WW! :)

February 6, 2013 at 2:33 pm
(10) aquariann says:

Nice instruments! I’m afraid music isn’t among my talents.

February 6, 2013 at 5:53 pm
(11) imaddy says:

Great assortment of instruments. I have no musical talent however I like an array of music.

February 6, 2013 at 7:10 pm
(12) AVCr8teur says:

I was never able to master the piano, but maybe this smaller-sized keyboard will help. Happy Wednesday!

February 7, 2013 at 9:54 am
(13) Cafe au lait says:

These are nice. Happy WW.

I played too. Mine is here.

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