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Bhand Jameeai (Feminine Respect)

by Bachan

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This single is the first offering from a collection of Shabads that I have recorded over many years and will be releasing soon as an album.

Shabads are mystical poems from the Sikh scriptures, meant to be sung or recited to connect and merge with the Divine. This particular poem is about respecting the unique power of a woman. 

The masculine and feminine principles are needed together to create life. 
Respect for both should be second nature. Yet so often in life and in religious paths, the feminine is seen as less than, and often even evil… 
This is sooooooo sad and something we are learning to balance and heal collectively. 

This version of "Bhand Jameeai" is about celebrating the unique qualities of a woman, her power to bring all life into being and nourish creation. No human is alive that did not come through a woman (at least not that I know :)

Soft vocals, ambient sounds, crisp clacks and solid beats…
May you reflect, enjoy and contemplate the full spectrum beauty of the Feminine. 
Her sharp bold courage, gentle loving kindness, and everything in between. 

Thank you woman, you are so beautiful and divine in every way 🌸🙏🏽🌸

May the feminine in all beings, all faiths, cultures and lands be cherished, respected, protected, listened to, and loved.

For all and any who have been connected to 3HO or kundalini yoga….
I dedicate this first single to all the woman and girls who were abused, manipulated or taken advantage of in any way.
May the healing and empowerment continue breath by breath, hand in hand 🙏🏽

Bachan ~ Madeleine

Here is a link to this Shabad from the Siri Guru Granth Sahib:



Bhand jammee-ai
bhand nimmee-ai
bhand mangan vee-aaho.
Bhanda-ho hovai dos-tee
bhanda-hu cha-lai raahu.
Bhand mu-aa bhand bhaalee-ai
bhand hovai ban- dhaan.
So ki-o man-daa aakhee-ai jit ja-meh raa jaan.
Bhanda- ho hee bhand oop-jai, bhandai baajh na ko-ay.
Naanak bhandai baa-hraa ayko sachaa so-ay.
Naanak bhandai baa-hraa ayko sachaa so-ay.
Jit mukh sadaa salaa hee-ai bhaagaa ratee chaar.
Nanak tay mukh ooj – lay tit sa-chay dar-baar.

(English Translation, adapted by Bachan Kaur)

From woman, all humans are born;
within woman, we are conceived;
to woman one becomes engaged and married.

Woman becomes a friend;
through woman, future generations are born.
When woman dies, one seeks another woman, to woman we are bound.

So why do we call her bad?
From her, all great ones are born?
From woman, even woman is born;
without woman, there would be no one at all.

O Nanak, only the infinite is without a woman.
Blessed and beautiful is the mouth that continually praises the Source of all.
O Nanak, those faces shall be radiant in the Court of the Divine.  


released July 21, 2023
Original Words come from the Sikh Holy Scriptures, the Siri Guru Granth Sahib. This section is: Raag Aasaa - Guru Nanak Dev Ji - Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji - Ang 473

You can find it here: www.sikhitothemax.org/shabad?id=1748&q=bjbn&type=7&source=all&highlight=21284

vocals, composition, production, mixing and mastering by Bachan Kaur, 2023.


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Sparse dreamy electronica, organic earthy acoustics, soul stirring poetics, and the occasional boom and clack.

Mother earth and the human heart are the bread and butter of this artist’s intention and you can taste it in every song.
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