EKTARA - BAYA - NUPOOR (NUPUR) ankle bells!
Nabani Das Khyapa Baul was the Baul who initiated Rabindranath Tagore into Baul.
The Photo below was taken by Rabindranath Tagore in the 1920's, many have painted this photo of Nabani Das Khyappa Baul over and over as he is the symbol of the last authentic Baul.
Copyright 2010 - 2040 Means do not copy, no name dropping, poaching, or watering down, reducing Baul, no making up narratives or taking name off. This lineage is not random Baul, they have names and they know who the poets are!
Nabani was very popular yet unattached as he was a Baul Avadhuta. This being the only lineage who uses Avadhuta, no other followers of Baul titled Avadhut or followed Dattatreya?
When Nabani passed away in 1969 all of Birbhum shut down to honour him. Today because of cultural appropriation and story making by what Babu Kishan called 'Circus Bauls' the Nabani's legacy, his story and style have been copied and his name has been cut off the story.
Babu Kishan's 4th book will be a truth telling book, as he is the first person to archive and preserve his tradition decades ago.
The style of his dance and the instruments Nabani used were particular to Nabani Das Khyapa Baul, there is a reason why he is called Khyapa!
Today everybody calls themselves Khyapa? Babu Kishan calls them Jokers. To be Khyapa you have reached a level beyond ordinary, to be an Avadhut you are way beyond ordinary, I don't know about other traditions but in Baul you are way beyond. In Baul today no one can even touch Nabani Das Khyapa Baul.
Nabani's eldest son is Purna Das Baul now 89 years of age and yes of course he followed his father, this is lineage.
The Ektara Baya and Nupur were NOT a style of Baul dance and song before Nabani. So if you are using Nabani's style you are following this lineage and your so called Guru also, followed Nabani oh but you cut Nabani's name off and using everything from this lineage while making creating a new lineage that never existed?
Nabani changed many things in this lineage, you could say he was a reformer in that he took Gosai off their name too. The Ektara called the Gopi Yantra and Gopi Chand was always part of this Lineage and came from this one and only Lineage of Tantric Vaishnava Baul.
The Ektara aka Gopi Yantra or Gopi Chand comes only from this lineage. Gopi Yantra it is the Bauls Yantra, it is also a symbol of peace and unity.
Those who are using this style are following Nabani Das Khyapa Baul and this Lineage? Using his songs, when does it end?
Nabani Das Khyapa Baul is Babu Kishan's Grandfather and Guru, Babu aka Krishnendu the name given by Nabani, lived his first 8 years on Nabani's lap, if not for Nabani and Brajabala and the Grace of Tara Ma little Krishnendu would never have become Babu Kishan.
Nupoor are the metal, thong style bells worn on the feet.
Nabani Das Khyapa Baul is the first Baul to wear this style, before Bauls wore and still do wear ghungroo ankle bells.
This photo was taken by Rabindranath Tagore's personal Photographer.
In the photo you can see the style and dance that was created by Nabani Das Khyapa Baul, he was the first to use the (Ektara, Baya and Napoor) in his style, this is the style he created.
All others who dance and sing in this style follow Nabani Das Khyapa Baul, in Babu Kishan's soon to be released book he will give specifics of how the narrative of his lineage and his family has been appropriated, their names taken out of the story and new names and lineages added.
In this picture of Nabani Das Khyapa taken in 1954 - you can see his Nupoor ankle bells sitting right in front of his leg.
He is the first to wear these and use the Ektara and Baya in his style.
Copyright 2018 -2040
All rights reserved, do not copy or paste or use in any way without permission from Babu Kishan.
Not be used in any way, this is an excerpt from his new Book.
All rights reserved.
Mirror of the Sky - Ananda Lahari
Kali Krishna Tantric Vaishnava Baul Akhara 'Ashram'
Copy Right 2010 - 2040
Do not copy
Kali Krishna Tantric Vaishnava Baul Akhara 'Ashram'
Copy Right 2010 - 2040
Do not copy
Stop the Intellectual Liquidation of this one and only lineage!
There is no other Baul lineage, there never has been another!
Many will say, Baul is associated with, making Babu Kishan's stories generic, and others in this lineage stories generic. When you hear any person use generic terms regarding Baul, such as making associations that never existed they are appropriating Baul.
Any generalizations or random association in statements about Baul are false associations! Statements such as Baul is associated with Bob Dylan, Allen Ginsberg, George Harrison, Bollywood, Rabindranath Tagore ect...and then posting a picture of a random Baul on the next page or in a poster is intellectual property theft and cultural appropriation. "Baul was associated with" no you were NOT.
Using Baul through false association.
They take the names off and take credit for stories that belong to this lineage.
Making new lineages up.
These stories and name dropping from Babu Kishan's life stories do not belong to you?
They are not your stories, they are the life and intellectual property of Babu Kishan.
Yes, repeat, repeat, repeat, and one day soon in the media too.
The new Bauls who are dramatic singers make up lineages (Sampradaya's)!
There is only one lineage of Vaishnava Tantric Baul and they only originate from Birbhum W Bengal India.
Do not take the names off this lineages stories, do not use Babu Kishan's stories about Bob Dylan and Allen Ginsberg or any of the people he has been associated with for decades, his friends, his Indian Cinema or Indian Music friends, he is not a generic Baul.
I have seen his stories on youtube of name dropped and then generically Baul hung out with Bob Dylan or Allen Ginsberg, No BAUL did not, you did not, only Babu Kishan did.
Stop using what has nothing to do with your fake lineages or fake Baul stories.
Enjoy Baul !!
That was Babu Kishan's intent, to help others become Baul, he created the template and encouraged many Bauls to travel around the world, he even brought them along with his family.
Baul is extinct and Babu Kishan has preserved it back in the 1960's.
His Grandfather Guru (Nabani Das Khyapa Baul and Grandmother Guru (Brajabala Dasi) are his Guru's!
Born in Birbhum almost 60 years ago and has seen all and was raised by the last of the only lineage Bauls of Bengal.
Babu Kishan is the eldest grandchild and the only one who took them both as Guru's from Birth because his birth father Purna Das Baul and birth mother Manju Dasi, left him as a baby to die in Birbhum and went back to Calcutta without looking back, they had 2 other son's and forgot about their eldest in Birbhum?
Nabani Das Khyapa Baul gave all to Babu Kishan he even named him Krishnendu and kept him with him 24/7 having him blessed by all the Saints, Yogi's, Tantric's, Naths, Guru's of the early 1960's in Birbhum. Nabani brought Babu Kishan as a baby to Tarapith and the burning grounds and prayed to Tara Ma to heal him, she did and thus Tara Maa a Mahavidya and Kali have always been with Babu Kishan.
At roughly 8 years of age in 1969, Nabani passed into samadhi and initiated Babu Kishan into a deep 9 day samadhi, that is why you can not see him at the picture of Nabani's samadhi he was gone for 9 days could not move or talk. Nabani passed all of his energy to Babu like a big electrical shock.
Mirror of the Sky - is the name Rabindranath Tagore gave Nabani Das Khyapa Baul
We know what we have written and all who write or have said in youtube talks about Baul are documented daily for fake teachings.
Name dropping Nabani, Bob Dylan, Rabindranath Tagore, no shame?
Baul has become watered down and reduced to a point, where nothing any outsider says is true anymore.
It seems people just make it up, now asking for donations, to preserve Baul when it has been preserved decades ago. Babu Kishan preserved Baul decades ago, the people today are singing this lineages songs, in desperation to be a Maa or Baba or saviour of Baul, some have taken the names off and added new names.
Literally Babu Kishan is embarrassed by what these women and men have done with Baul, so much so that he really wants nothing to do with Baul anymore, because he is embarrassed at the copy and paste.
All Purna Das Baul's famous music, was produced, recorded and Music was composed by his eldest Son Babu Kishan aka Krishnendu Das. Many of the Lyrics are also, by Babu Kishan which many all Bauls are singing on recorded youtube clips , with no credit given.
Lyrics and who wrote the poetry is part of Lineage Baul it has been for generations, it is important and if a Baul does not mention who wrote the poetry, it is because they do not know or are just using this lineage and perhaps even intentionally taking the name off. This is wrong and is mis-appropriation of Baul at a time when Baul is extinct or near extinction?
Lyrics matter, the poet matters especially when you are using what does not belong to you, intentionally trying to appropriate and liquidate this lineage, creating false narratives and trying to collect people for your fake lineage?
Making documentaries when you know not a drop about Baul, it is just about trying to get money from the United Nations, creating false narratives with fake Bauls, people who are not even Baul showing them all smoking ganja in a group?
Babu Kishan has seen this over 60 years people trying to use Baul in one way or another, writing books (academic speculations), creating documentaries (with people posing as Baul), using Baul music and creating and teaching false narrative.
This using always comes back to donations, money money money to use Baul creating fake lineages, making wrong associations about who is a Baul Guru, there is no such thing as Baul Masters?
Saying there are roughly 20,000 Baul in Birbhum when that is a complete lie?
Making Baul Muslim to collect funds, saying Baul is from Persia, Turkey or even saying you do not know, why are you fundraising collecting donations trying to be a Maa or Baba when you do not even know and using Nabani style Ektara, Baya and Nupoor (ankle bells) and Nabani's songs putting other poets name on the song? Telling people there are 4 or 5 types of Baul Sai, Dervish, Aul, fakir obvious you do not know anything about Baul but parading around the world?
Baul is not Muslim either.
Using Baul for Tantric Sex, the list goes on and one?
Random association, using this lineages stories but making Baul generic.
Baul according to this lineage and Babu Kishan's friendships and his families association.
The associations with this lineage only include:
this list will grow daily.
Sri Nityananda and the lineage coming out of his family of Ekachakra Birbhum Bengal, this is this lineages association only, in regards to Baul.
Rabindranath Tagore -
Nabani Das Khyappa Baul was the only Baul who initiated Tagore into Baul
Ektara Baya Nupoor, style of dance and song was created
by Nabani Das Khyapa Baul.
The patch work Guduri (dress) designed by Babu Kishan
Das Baul and Dasi this lineage only!
The Rolling Stones
Osho and Baul associated with Babu Kishan and Nabani Das Kyapa Baul only!
Baul Avadhut, this lineage only!
Joy Dev Mela
Vaishnava Tantric Baul
Rasa Lila Mystics
Baul explanation: Vayu Dharma, Vayu Tula
Oral Tradition, Oral Sanskrit, Manuscripts, vernacular Birbhum dialect
Ektara/ Gopi Yantra/ Gopi Chand this lineage only!
Tarapith Tara Ma, Baul association was Nabani Das Khyapa Baul others followed?
Poetry of this Lineage archived by Babu Kishan, this list will grow
Now acting like they too, but never mentioned before, until it was written on Babukishan.com in the 1990's and his 3 books and pretending they learned it someone else?
1970 to today Babu Kishan has given 100's of lectures all around the world.
Baul Akhara, not used by others til recently?
There are not 20 thousand Bauls in Birbhum and we are not looking for devotee's, Baul does not want devotee's?
If anything Baul avoids and makes the path crooked and not easily accessible.
We are not saying come join us?
We are here to educate and tell the truth of who and what is Baul.
That is it!