Kathak with Qawwali - Dhalta Suraj Curtain Call

Kathak with Qawwali – Dhalta Suraj Curtain Call

by devaniya on November 20, 2014

Kathak with Qawwali was the perfect finale at Sufiana Andaaz; this much loved Qawwali by Aziz Nazan was presented as a medley of the original and new age version by KK & Sabri Brothers.

Kathak with Qawwali - Dhalta Suraj Curtain Call

The poet says: The rising sun will slowly and surely set…and such is the transcient nature of life. We bask in the pride of youth, even knowing that the greatest of men finally go only to the grave…the earth takes all back. He says – you are just a traveler in this world of illusion, wherein before you know it your tenure is over. The sky nor earth, nor all your wealth will go with you; you have come empty handed and will go thus from here too.

Kathak with Qawwali - Dhalta Suraj Curtain Call

With unleashed incredulity he asks – how do you place all your faith in this world that will just perish one day – what is it that makes you so blindly attached to this worldly life, that you have even forgotten God?

Kathak with Qawwali - Dhalta Suraj Curtain Call

Enjoy this slideshow of a few clicks from the breath-taking performance.

In this vein, he continues: But whatever we do, at least let our steps falter at the threshold of misdeeds, for who knows when this life will end…

Kathak with Qawwali - Dhalta Suraj Curtain Call

The message of this powerful Qawwali is loud and clear. Every life that is born, has to die…leaving behind everything. So let us not be those dark sunsets clouded by greed and ego which will disappear without a trace…unseen and unsung. Let us instead be glorious setting suns, spreading bright hues over horizons, immortalized in memories.

Kathak with Qawwali - Dhalta Suraj Curtain Call

As the saying goes – “Every sunrise is a message from God, and every sunset His signature.”

Kathak with Qawwali - Dhalta Suraj Curtain Call

Devaniya pays tribute to every glorious sunset; literally and metaphorically. Personally, it is my humble offering to my departed Gurus: Shri Krishnakumar Dharwar and Dr. Maya Rao. May the blessings of our elders and our teachers always be the guiding light of our lives.

Kathak with Qawwali - Dhalta Suraj Curtain Call

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