Sunday, 28 February 2010

Sri Nanak Parkash - Post 013

Above is a painting of the tenth Guru, Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji who achieved remarkable feats during this life of only forty two years. Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji like his grandfather adopted the martial stance of a saint soldier, created the form of the Khalsa, wrote numerous scriptures, led a court of poets trained in expressing knowledge and expounding scriptures, engage in sixteen battles and passed the throne of Guruship to the Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji.

Below is the translation of the twenty third stanza in the first Adhyai of the Sri Nanak Parkash. This stanza is an invocation to the holy feet of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji. In the stanza there is a mention of the arduous task Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji faced under the tyrannical rule of the Moghul Emperor Aurangzeb and the oppression faced by the jealous Hill Rajas. The translation is below;

ਸ੍ਵੈਯਾ ॥ ਹਰਿਗੋਬਿੰਦ ਨੰਦਨ ਨੰਦਨ ਕੋ ਅਭਿਬੰਦਨ ਕੈ ਪਦ ਜੇ ਅਰਬਿੰਦੂ ।
ਦੁਖ ਦੁੰਦ ਨਿਕੰਦਨ ਆਨੰਦ ਕੰਦ ਮੁਕੰਦ ਬਿਲੰਦ ਕਰੇ ਜਿਨ ਹਿੰਦੂ ।
ਤੁਰਕਿੰਦ ਉਡਿੰਦ ਦਿਨਿੰਦ ਤਿਨੇ ਗੁਰ ਗੋਬਿੰਦ ਸਿੰਘ ਸਭੈ ਜਗ ਬਿੰਦੂ ।
ਸਰਪਿੰਦ ਗਿਰਿੰਦ ਖਗਿੰਦ ਤੁਲੰ ਬਲਵੰਡ ਅਖੰਡ ਸੁਰਿੰਦਹਿ ਇੰਦੂ ॥੨੩॥

Savaiya – The grandson of Sri Guru Hargobind Ji was Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji whose feet are similar to a lotus blossom with all of my heart I pay my respects to them. Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji is the destroyer (cutter) of the causes of pain. Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji is the bestower of bliss and the bestower of liberation. Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji was the great being who raised the dignity of the Hindus. The leader of the Muslims at the time was Aurangzeb was like a moon in the tyrannical night whilst Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji was the blazing sun of justice. The whole world knows of the glory of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji. The leader of the snakes who is Sheshnag is similar to the hill Kings near Anandpur whilst Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji tackled them as if he was Garur tackling Sheshnag. O Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji your power cannot be broken, you remain mentally in a fixed state and you are the form of devotion for the king of the demi gods Indar. 23.


  1. Wahegurujikakhalsawahegurujikifateh

    This is brilliant seva kamalpreet singh ji. May Guru sahib continue to bless you and keep you in chardeekala.

    I aswell as many others read this blog everyday.

  2. Gurfateh i am glad you enjoy the blog but all praise goes to the beautiful words composed by Bhai Santokh Singh Ji as many of the verses physically and emotionally move me.

    I hope a blog like this and the Sikh reality blog give other Sikhs the momentum to start new blogs and cover other aspects of this wonderful faith.


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