JollyGul.com presents Pir Hasan Kabiruddin’s U(n)chaare Kott Bahu Vechanaa ginan as part of its Eid al-Fitr 2020 presentation for the Jamat.
The ginan is about the soul’s yearning for Noorani Didar (Beatific Vision). Pir Hasan Kabiruddin uses the easily understood concept of human love and pains of separation to convey the more abstract idea of higher Divine Love. The Pir allegorizes (uses as symbols) a fish in the ocean seeking to be saved and a bird in a cage wanting (but afraid) to be freed as examples of difficulties of breaking past worldly attachments for the soul to find its ultimate fulfillment. In Eastern philosophy, the sea is the symbol of the cycle of life (bhava saagar). To be saved from the sea means release from the flux of life.
Redemption is a common theme in many different philosophies. In Ismaili philosophy, it stands for the absorption of the individual soul into the Noor of Imamat.
Recitation is by Shadaj and music composition and arrangement is done by JollyGul Music Group. The recitation style is a mixture of three main raagas: Ahir Bhairav, Bhairav and Kirvani. The intense flavor of Bhairav when combined with Kirvani makes the ginan soothing and the touch of Ahir Bhairav makes the combination divine. It is somewhat different from the traditional recitation style the Jamat is familiar with.
Scenes in this video have been created by using 3D Animation software. They do not represent actual buildings or places. The goal is to enhance the visualization of the story and effectively convey the message in the ginan.