‘Prof’ Darshan Singh Ragi was excommunicated from the Sikh Panth in January 2010 for his blasphemous remarks on the life of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji. Throughout his career, first as a ‘Ragi’ and later the ‘Jathedar’, Darshan Singh had performed keertan and katha from the bani of Dasam Pita. During the turbulent years following Operation Bluestar in 1984, Darshan Singh regularly performed keertan from the ‘Beer Ras‘ Bani enshrined in Sri Dasam Granth and incited the Sikh youth to take up resistance.
However, two decades later, Darshan Singh changed his faith. He not only started opposing the bani of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Sahib, but also used derogatory language for the same bani he once performed keertan and katha of.
Till date the turncoat Ragi has not explained to the panth why and how he decided to choose the path of a ‘Guru Dokhi‘.
In one of his loose arguments justifying his latest stance he said that earlier when he used to do the keertan of Guru Gobind Singh Sahib’s bani he did not understand the meaning of the bani, and was only doing the keertan as “any other Ragi”, relying only on Amrit Keertan pothi.
However, this lie and an absurd excuse is soon exposed when one listens to his earlier recordings where he not only performs keertan but very articulately also does the katha of the bani in the light of Gurmat.
The following article written by him revolves around the theme of ‘Bachittar Natak’ bani enshrined in Sri Dasam Granth. In this article, from his book entitled ‘Ujaro Deepa’, published just few years ago, Ragi Darshan Singh not only quotes extensively from Bachittar Natak, but also elaborates on the meaning of word ‘Tamasha’ that appears in the bani. Ironically he is now denigrating this same bani.
It is quite evident that Darshan Singh was well versed with the actual content and purpose of bani contained in Sri Dasam Granth, which he now shamelessly denies.
Now what really has transpired between the turncoat Ragi and his intellect that lead to his own downfall and his ultimate exit from the Sikh fold is anyone’s guess. A sinister motive/plot behind his sudden U-turn cannot be ruled out.
Darshan Singh has been shown the door by the panth. And as expected from the renegade Ragi, he still continues to create confusion. The panth needs to be vigilant and have the relevant information at its disposal. And this is a similar attempt. — Admin NoteUjaro_Deepa