Aartee - An Anthem for the Universe

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The message of Guru Nanak’s Aartee inspires humanity to appreciate the beauty of life in a deep embrace of trust. 
Once asked to write an international anthem for the world, the respected Rabindranath Tagore simply replied: "It has already been written, not only for the world, but for the entire universe." Tagore was referring to Guru Nanak Ji’s Aartee, the festival of light, celebrated in a union of mind and soul. The title Raag given by Guru Sahib is Raag Dhanasri, a melody that frees us from all fears and drenches our consciousness with a deep-rooted sense of trust, confidence and love.  
In celebration of Guru Nanak Sahib’s 553rd Gurpurab, Raj Academy wishes to share with the world the blessing of this universal anthem as a teaching, a gift of healing and an inspiration for learning and growth. It is our vision to record Yogi Professor Surinder Singh Ji’s composition of Aartee in the title Raag with the Sikh Tanti Saaj. To uplift the expression of the recording, we strive to produce a music video in the beautiful landscapes of Panjab.

The financial breakdown for our project looks as follows:

$ 2300 professional audio recording and production
$ 1500 professional video recording and production
$ 1200 release, distribution and promotion to share the light of Aartee with the global Sangat

We aim to release the video on Raj Academy’s YouTube channel on November 4th, 2022, so that it can be shared as part of your Gurpurab messages to your loved ones on November 8th. Let’s come together in support of this project and share this message as a candle of light from individual to individual, creating a festival of inner lights around the globe on Guru Nanak Ji’s birthday.
It is our deep wish that the composition of Aartee helps humanity to find trust from within, so that we can act from a place of strength and love, instead of reacting based on anxiety and fear. We believe that change starts with educating and empowering individuals and that Raag Kirtan is one of the best and most comprehensive methods to transform the mind and heal the world. Every smile, every sense of peace and every conversation that Guru Ji’s Aartee may spark is an important step in building a global Sangat truly celebrating the beauty of life.  

Please visit www.rajacademy.com to learn more about our work in the field of Sikh Music education, and feel free to reach out to us via [email protected].


  • 11/11/2022

    2 days to go – Get your donation matched!

    Show your appreciation and double your impact today! 🌟🌟

    Dasvandh Network matches every donation during this year’s Dasvandh Week. 🫢

    Our Aartee crowdfunding runs until this Sunday. πŸš€
    Support us now and get your donation matched dollar for dollar. 

    Thank you for your love and support. 🌸




  • 11/07/2022

    Celebrate Gurpurab sharing the light of Aartee

    Let’s make this year’s Gurpurab greetings special. 🌟
    Join our global festival of inner lights on Guru Nanak Sahib’s 553rd birthday this Nov 8th.


    How can you participate?

    1️⃣ Open Raj Academy’s video *Aartee – An Anthem for the Universe* on YouTube: https://youtu.be/0gJOlZCnWqA

    2️⃣ Take out 10 minutes to dive into Guru’s wisdom in the heartening embrace of Raag Dhanasri, the mood of trust.

    3️⃣ Share the video with your family and friends as a blessing.


    You can still support the Aartee project with your donation until this Sunday. 

    Thank you so much for you love and support. πŸŒΈ


  • 11/03/2022

    Aartee 🌟 Premiere on Nov 4 🌟

    Aartee – An Anthem for the Universe will premiere on Nov 4 on YouTube! πŸŽŠ

    ▢️ https://youtu.be/0gJOlZCnWqA

    7 am PDT | 10 am EDT | 2 pm GMT | 3 pm CET| 7.30 pm IST


    We’ve made this dream of a beautiful audiovisual Aartee recording come true and we invite you to join the celebration! ✨ Let’s tune into the vibration of Guru Nanak Sahib’s wisdom together. 🫢

    We are looking so much forward to seeing you at the premiere!πŸ₯»πŸ‘”πŸ‘³‍β™€οΈπŸ‘—πŸ‘ 

    Please show your appreciation and keep sharing and supporting our crowdfunding! πŸ™
    We have 10 days to go. πŸš€


  • 10/29/2022

    Aartee video in the making

    We’ve shot the first scenes for our Aartee project in the beautiful lands of Panjab with Yogi of Sound Professor Surinder Singh Ji. πŸŽ₯✨

    This would have not been possible without your support! πŸ™
    We are so grateful for having such a strong and wonderful Sangat. πŸ’›
    Thank you! 🌸

    We still have some miles to go and we’d be so happy if you could keep supporting and sharing our project, so we can reach our funding goal in the remaining 15 days! πŸ’«




  • 10/24/2022

    Studio recordings completed

    With your blessings and support, we were able to complete the studio recordings for Aartee – An Anthem for the Universe. We would ilke to thank you with this little glimpse behind the scenes: Yogi of Sound Professor Surinder Singh Ji singing his Aartee composition in the studio. πŸŽ™οΈ

    We are so excited for the next steps and will keep you posted! πŸ’«

    Every donation counts and is deeply appreciated. πŸ™

    Thank you so much. πŸŒΈ

Name Donation Date
Match Fund $25.00 November 2023
M. G. $25.00 November 2023
Sher Singh $624.80 December 2022
B. S. $11.20 December 2022
P. K. $25.00 December 2022
P. K. $25.00 November 2022
Manpreet Arora $200.00 November 2022
Match Fund $101.00 November 2022
Valarie Kaur $101.00 November 2022
Match Fund $51.00 November 2022
Dolly Brar $51.00 November 2022
Amarjit Bhullar $50.00 November 2022
Anonymous $100.00 November 2022
Jas Sokhal $25.00 November 2022
Rajinder Singh $25.00 November 2022
Anonymous $10.00 November 2022
J. D. $100.00 November 2022
Raminder Singh Deol $200.00 November 2022
Anonymous $537.00 November 2022
Renuka Boggaram $50.00 November 2022
Chiranjiv Kaur $100.00 November 2022
Anonymous $100.00 November 2022
jatinder matharu $25.00 November 2022
Gurpreet Kang $100.00 October 2022
P. S. $100.00 October 2022
Taru Viero $10.00 October 2022
hermeet kaur kathuria $100.00 October 2022
Gurpreet Kaur $20.00 October 2022
Anonymous $111.00 October 2022
SatwinderSingh Singh $10.00 October 2022
Anonymous $300.00 October 2022
Husaninder Singh $500.00 October 2022
Inder Sterling $100.00 October 2022
Mohanjit Sidhu $300.00 October 2022
Anonymous $100.00 October 2022
Anonymous $10.00 October 2022
Anonymous $77.00 October 2022
Nanki Kaur $25.00 October 2022
M. K. $50.00 October 2022
Anonymous $25.00 October 2022
Katie Sperring $100.00 October 2022
Anonymous $25.00 October 2022
Baljit Singh $200.00 October 2022
Anonymous $25.00 October 2022
Ravneet Kaur $200.00 October 2022

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