Travel Docuseries Explores Allegories in Guru Nanak’s Janam Sakhi

Tracing Guru Nanak’s footsteps through nine countries, in a 24-episode travel docuseries, Amardeep Singh presents the ph...

Allegory of Hidden Truths in Veiled Messages Track Guru Nanak’s Travels
Tracing Guru Nanak’s footsteps through nine countries, in a 24-episode travel docuseries, Amardeep Singh (of Singapore) presents the philosophy of Guru Nanak as a unifying force in the diversity of One humanity. Offering insights that decipher hidden truths of veiled messages in narratives of miraculous events, Amardeep Singh’s pragmatic view grounds the mysterious in undeniable reality of Guru Nanak’s philosophy to induce critical thinking, and awaken the mind.

Tapestry in a Modern Perspective of Historic Influence
An English language narrator accompanied by various vocal artists rendering Gurumukhi hymns of Guru Nanak in classic raag with English subtitles, form the backdrop for an exquisite tapestry of photography that includes mountains, deserts, rivers, cities, and villages. The videography is of a rare quality that is even better than being there, with both bird’s eye views and closeups of people and places merging the historical with the modern. Amardeep Singh visits historic shrines of various faiths seeking threads that are woven from memories of Guru Nanak’s influence that stitch together shared concepts to establish interfaith harmony. 

Message of a Shared Singular Light
Tracking Guru Nanak and Mardana through India, Bangladesh, Tibet, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Sri Lanka and Saudi Arabia, Amardeep Singh covers, in 24 episodes, more than 4 journeys and 22 years of travel. The docuseries primary focus is the underlying theme and message of Guru Nanak who sought to spread the truth of a singular light shared by one unified humanity, and to abolish rituals, ignorance and break down barriers of beliefs that separate, divide, and rank people by class, and caste. Amardeep Singh interviews Hindus, Yogis, Muslims, Sufis, Buddhists, Monks, along with Sikhs, seeking evidence of Guru Nanak’s lingering effect that has not only survived centuries, but continues to inspire and bring people together with shared philosophies. Hymns of Guru Granth Sahib composed by enlightened beings identifying as Muslims, Hindus, and Sikhs Gurus, highlight the narrative throughout the series, underscoring equality and unifying ideals.  

Teamwork and Recognition
A team of 28 men and women of various faiths and backgrounds, including narrators, musicians, vocalists, writers, editors, camera and sound film crew, and producers brought this marvelous masterpiece of superb photography, and incredible visuals to the screen. Their most deserving splendid accomplishment has been lauded and applauded by publication testimonials, and web hosts throughout Asia. Notably on March 15, 2022, Edwin Tong, Singapore’s Minister of Culture, Community and Youth launched the 24-part docuseries Allegory: A Tapestry of Guru Nanak’s Travels at the Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM), Singapore’s national museum of Asian antiquities and decorative art. 

The minister stated, regarding the docuseries, “We can understand and appreciate Sikhism and the Sikh community more deeply. The efforts by filmmaker Mr Amardeep Singh to capture Sikh values are also crucial in contributing to the richness of our Singapore tapestry.” (Asia Samachar)

Watch Allegory: A Tapestry of Guru Nanak’s Travels Episodes 1-24

 

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