Our Gurus gave us these instruments as tools to balance our lives. With the ability to carry their Dilrubas with them everywhere, Sikhs were given constant access to Guru’s Bani (Hymns), and its prescribed emotions, to guide and support them.
Jori is a percussion instrument that traces its roots through the rich heritage of Sikh music. It is known for its breath-taking, powerful open-strokes and intricate rhythms played with open hands and fingers. In Kirtan, Jori symbolizes the rhythm of life. The instrument Jori was brought to existence in the court of Guru Arjan Dev (1563-1606) by renowned Kirtaniyas (bards) of the era – Bhai Satta Dum and Bhai Rai Balwand.