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Bara Maha (Musical English Translation)

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Guru Nanak's Bara Maha in English Put to Music and Sung by by Don Cooper

Bara Maha is a classical form of divine poetry written by Guru Nanak Dev Ji using the changing months
and seasons of the year as a backdrop for the spiritual romance between
God and the human soul.  Don Cooper took this inspired composition and
put it to amazing music: twelve distinct tunes each expressing a unique energy
through the verses of Bara Maha using a variety of instrumentation including saxophone, flute, strings, guitars and keyboards along with fantastic background vocals.

He gave this recording to Yogi Bhajan
on Guru Nanak's birthday in 1985.  Now, in 2012, Don Cooper has
generously donated the work to anyone who wants to play or share it
freely. You can find more of Don's music at


Album Tracks

Title Length Plays Track
Chayt 3:43 3,786 1
Vaisaakh 2:54 2,008 2
Jayt'h 3:13 1,393 3
Aasaarh 4:20 2,219 4
Saawan 2:43 1,238 5
Bhaadon 3:28 1,398 6
Assu 2:52 1,441 7
Katak 3:15 1,070 8
Maghar 2:03 1,120 9
Poh 3:45 935 10
Maagh 2:39 1,160 11
Phalgun 3:02 1,918 12