The Gurus Song is a Sikh Nursery Rhyme in English about the Sikh Gurus.
There is an action to go with the name of each Guru ji. The actions teach children facts about the Gurus lives and their legacy.
Words and actions:
- First Guru is Guru Nanak Dev Ji • hold up your index finger – One Vaheguru for the whole world
- Second Guru is Guru Angad Dev Ji • trace ੳ and ਅ on your palm
- Third Guru is Guru Amar Das Ji • flip the roti in your hands and pretend to stir a pot of dal
- Fourth Guru is Guru Ram Das Ji • dig the ground as if you’re digging out the sarovar of Amritsar
- Fifth Guru is Guru Arjan Dev Ji • put your hands from your elbows to your palms together and then open your hands up as if you’re opening Guru Granth Sahib Ji
- Sixth Guru is Guru Hargobind Ji • cross your hands in front of your chest – like two swords Miri & Piri
- Seventh Guru is Guru Har Rai Ji • pretend to stroke an animal
- Eighth Guru is Guru Harkrishan Ji • put your hands in front of your mouth as if you’re being given water to drink
- Ninth Guru is Guru Teg Bahadur Ji • sit up straight, close your eyes and put your hands on your knees as if you’re meditating
- Tenth Guru is Guru Gobind Singh Ji • lift one hand over your head as if you’re saying “Bole So Nihaal!”
- Eternal Guru is Guru Granth Sahib Ji • put your hands together and bow your head
- Eternal Guru is Guru Khalsa Panth Ji • put your hands together in front of your chest as if you’re saying “Vaheguru ji ka Khalsa, Vaheguru ji ki Fateh!”
Original composition and recording by Baljinder Singh Khalsa. Actions, narration & editing by Bibi Sukhmani Kaur, filming by Raj Hundal. Many thanks to the children and parents of the Southall branch of Kiddie Sangat.