Isn’t it exciting and even more heartwarming to find some Indian-ness while travelling abroad? Whether it’s spotting an Indian restaurant when you’re craving ghar ka khana or just coming across a foreigner who can speak the same language as you, these things just instantly put a smile on your face.
In a similar incident, a group of Sikhs were spotted singing the Shabad kirtan at the Great Wall of China, reported India Today. In a video that has been going viral, the group can be seen sitting on the floor with harmoniums and a tabla and singing the kirtan melodiously. They grabbed the attention of many passers-by who just stood and enjoyed the experience.
Have a look:
I was in Beijing for this Gurpurab, and had the incredible luck of experiencing this! Shabad kirtan on the Great Wall of China! That's ONE way of getting over the homesickness haha.
(Langar happened at the embassy later 😅.) pic.twitter.com/uepJwKcCWq
— harnidh|孔知韵 (@PedestrianPoet) November 8, 2019
The month of November is regarded as Gurupurab by the Sikh community. The Kirtan was supposedly sung to commemorate Shri Guru Nanak’s 550th Birth Anniversary.
Netizens were swayed by the video and some even expressed homesickness on seeing it!
the cutest part is the mother putting the hood back on the child's head. So iconic 🙂
— Om Routray (@dyoungbigmouth) November 8, 2019
This is so amazing!
— Dorodi (@DorodiSharma) November 8, 2019
— Anupam Kumar (@anup1994) November 8, 2019
@Lamegirl18 this is the best thing i saw today.❤️
— Gurisha (@gurisha_sarna) November 8, 2019
I am not as far from home as Beijing, but this made me homesick! Kinda sad that the video wasn't longer.
— Nehmat Kaur (@Nehmat_K) November 8, 2019
The melody of this video has got me hooked. BRB, playing on loop!