Gaao Gaao Ree Dulhanee
Gaao Gaao Ree Dulhanee is a Shabad written by Bhagat Kabir Ji that celebrates the marriage of the soul bride with the Husband Lord, the Supreme Power, the Infinite, the Divine.
This Unison of becoming One (of the soul) with the Infinite is beautifully described by the spiritual poet Kabir. During this life there come many opportunities beckoning the soul towards its highest goal.
One such milestone is marriage. Rumi and Khalil explore marriage from a perspective of relationship between two souls, the space between them, the bond of harmony they should cultivate.
But Kabir takes a deeper plunge by narrating the marriage of his own soul with the Divine. He decodes the institution of marriage as an extremely important opportunity for each soul. He uses marriage as a metaphor. He calls upon the body to be treated as a dying vat on which the mind is to be dyed. He asks the five elements – earth, wind, water, fire, ether and their attributes – as guests at this marriage where the soul that is imbued in the love of the Divine takes vows with God. Such is the joy of the soul that it rejoices in love and beckons to other soul brides to sing the songs of communion celebrating the homecoming of the husband lord.
Kabir narrates that it is at the lotus of the heart where the marriage ceremony takes place for it’s the heart where the bridal pavilion is constructed and that’s where the words of wisdom of God are spoken. The Soul celebrates its good fortune of experiencing this Divine spectacle which is attended by the angles, holy men, silent sages, and the 330,000,000 deities who come in their heavenly chariots. Kabir celebrates this communion of his soul.
Gaao Gaao Ree Dulhanee is a shabad written by Sufi poet Kabir and composed by Daler Mehndi describing the spiritual marriage of the soul with the Supreme.