This part of Ardas essentially encapsulates the entire Sikh history, recounting the dedication and sacrifice by the Sikhs, and reflecting upon the memorable acts of the Sikh martyrs and heroes, who upheld their faith unto their last breath. A short history of these heroes will be included in a separate column in our website Gurbani101.com.
PANJAAN PIAARYAAN, CHOHAAN SAHEBZADYAAN, CHAHLIAAN MUKTEAAN, HATHHIAAN, JAPIAAN, TAPIAAN, JINAA NAAM JAPYAA, VAND CHHAKYAA, DEG CHALAEE, TEG VAHEE, DEKH KE ANDITHH KEETA, TINAA PIAARYAAN, SACHIAARYAAN DI KAMAAI DA DHIAAN DHAR KE KHALSA JI BOLO JI WAHEGURU.
The five piyaras (beloved ones), the four sahebzadas (sons of the tenth Guru, Guru Gobind Singh ji), the forty muktas (the emancipated ones), other heroic men and women, who remained steadfast in their belief, saints and holy men, who remembered God with love and devotion, shared their blessings with others, worked tirelessly to feed others, fought fearlessly against oppression, and practiced forgiveness. Remember the selfless and heroic deeds of those beloved truthful Sikhs and say Waheguru.
hathhiaaan: those who remained steadfast, japiaan: those who remembered God with love and devotion, tapiaan: those who meditated on God’s Name in strict discipline, holy men, vand chhakyaa: shared with others, deg chalaaee: ran the kitchen, implies worked tirelessly to feed others, teg vahee: fought with sword, dekh ke: after seeing, andith keeta: pretended have not seen, implies forgave, sachiaaryaan: the truthful ones, kamaai: hard work, heroic deeds, dhiaan dhar ke: remember and contemplate in mind.
JINHA SINGHA SINGHNIAA NE DHARAM HET SEES DITE, BAND BAND KATAAE, KHOPRIAAN LUHAAIAAN, CHARKHIAAN TE CHARE, AARYAAN NAAL CHIRAAE GAE, GURUDWARYAAN DI SEVA LAEE KURBAANIAAN KEETIAAN, DHARAM NAHEEN HAARYAA, SIKHI KESAAN SWASAAN NAAL NIBHAAI, TINAAN DI KAMAAI DA THIAAN DHAR KE KHALSA JI BOLO JI WAHEGURU.
Those Sikh men and women, who laid down their lives for the sake of the religion, were cut up limb by limb, were tortured by removing their scalps, were mounted on torture wheels, were sawn alive, made sacrifices to protect the sanctity of the Gurudwaras, did not falter in their faith, and remained committed to Sikh principles with unshorn hair to their last breath. Think of their glorious deeds and Khalsa ji, say Waheguru.
Dharma het: for the sake of the religion, sees: head, sees dite: gave their lives, band band: limb by limb, khopriaan: scalps, charkhiaan: wheels, chare: mounted, aaryaan: saws, chirae gae: were torn apart, seva: service, upkeep, kurbaaniaan: sacrifices, haaryaa: lost, implies gave up, kesaan: unshorn hair, swasaan: breaths, nibhaai: kept, remained committed, tinaan: of those, kamaai: deeds.
PANJAAN TAKHTAAN, SARBAT GURUDWAARYAAN DA THIAAN DHAR KE BOLO JI WAHEGURU.
Think of the five Takhats (seats of authority), and all the Gurudwaras, and say Waheguru.
Panjaan Takhtaan: of the five seats of authority, sarbat: all
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DID YOU KNOW
AADI GRANTH AND DASAM GRANTH
Guru Gobind Singh ji, before passing away, gave Guruship to Guru Granth Saheb, also called Aadi Granth” (Aadi means the first).
Guru Gobind Singh ji included the bani (writings) of the 9th Guru, Guru Teg Bahadur ji, in Guru Granth Saheb, which was originally compiled by Guru Arjan dev ji (the 5th guru).
None of Guru Gobind Singh ji’s writings are included in Guru Granth Saheb. His bani (writings) are included in a separate Granth called Dasam Granth (Dasam means tenth).
Two of the five banis included in our Nitnem (the daily prayers) are written by Guru Gobind Singh Ji. These are Jaap Saheb and ten Saweyeas. Chopaee Saheb, which is included in Rehras Saheb, is also written by Guru Gobind Singh ji.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
KAHO NANK SACH DHIAEEAE, SUCH HOVAE TA SACH PAEEAE (SGGS-Asa Di Waar)
[Nanak says, meditate on the Divine Name (because) you can realize God only when your inside is (spiritually) clean (goodness cannot reside in an evil heart). ]