Karnatik for Kids

For kids to enjoy and appreciate Karnatic music : a South-Indian Art Music Form

“KabIr ke dOhe”

KabIr ke dOhe (Guru Poornima Special)

Doha#1:

Guru gObind dOnO khadae, kAke lAgUn pAiny
balihAri guru Apne gObind diyO batAi

Meaning:
Here Kabir says Teacher is even greater than God. He says, if teacher and God are both in front of me, who will I greet first. He then says, it is only because of teacher’s teaching that I am able to see God.

Doha#2:

kabirA thE nar andh hai , jO guru kehte aur
hari rUthae guru thaur hai, guru rUthae nahin thaur

Meaning:

People who do not understand the teacher are blind.
There is teacher if God is displeased. But if teacher displeased, no one is there.

Note – In singing line by line, the line repeated has been sung in a gentle voice for kids to follow.