Ardas With Original Gurmukhi and English Translation

Words to Sikh Prayer of Petition with Romanized Punjabi Transliteration

Reciting Sukhasan Ardas at Gurdwara Sahib Freemont
Reciting Sukhasan Ardas at Gurdwara Sahib Freemont. Photo © [S Khalsa]

The words to the prayer Ardas are to be read or recited aloud. A number of versions of Ardas in both Punjabi and English exist, and differ slightly, with some being more detailed, and others modified for simplicity, or according to circumstances, however specific verses highlighted here in bold are mandatory to every Ardas uttered and may not be omitted. Ardas may be performed in either the original Gurmukhi (which is phonetically spelled out here in Romanized Punjabi), or the English translation, and even a combination of languages. English (this version or any other) may be preferred by those who are learning about Sikhism, or when Ardas is performed at a worship service attended predominantly by those who do not understand Punjabi.

Ardaas Ik O-ankar Waheguru jee kee Fateh ||

Petition to One Creator and Creation the Wondrous Enlightener is victorious.

Sree Bhagautee jee sahai ||

May the Almighty Destroyer of the evils of egoism bless the respected sword to aid us.

Vaar Sree Bhaguautee jee kee Paatishaahee 10 (Dasm)||

Petition to the Almighty Destroyer of ego as uttered by the Tenth Guru (Gobind Singh)

Pritham bhagautee simar kar Gur Naanak la-een dhi-aa-e |
Phir Angad Gur tae Amardas Raamdasai hoeen sahaa-e |
Arjan Hargobind no simrau Sree Har-raa-e |
Sree Harkrishan dhiaa-ee-ai jis dditthae sabh dukh jaa-e |
Teg Bahaadar simri-ai ghar nau nidh aavai dhaa-e |
Sabh thaa-een hoe sahaa-e |
Dasvaan Paattshah Sree Guroo Gobind Singh Sahib jee !
Sabh thaa-een hoe sahaa-e |
Dasaan Paatshaahiaan dee jot Sree Guroo Granth Sahib jee dee paatth deedaar daa dhiaan dhar kae bolo jee Waaheguroo !

Remembering first the Respected sword (instrument of the Almighty Destroyer of Ego), meditate upon Guru Nanak. Pray to the Gurus, Angad, Amar Das, and Raam Das that they may support us. Arjan, Harbobind, contemplate with utmost respect Har Rai. With utmost concentration contemplate Har Krishan, envisioning whom all sufferings vanish.Teg Bahadar when contemplated, the nine spiritual sources of wealth come hastening within, blessing you with their treasures. May they all grant us every assistance. May Tenth Master Respected Guru Gobind Singh, the Supreme Spiritual Protector, grant us every assistance.The divine message of the Ten Enlighteners is embodied within the Supreme Guru Granth, the venerable scripture, read and contemplate its pleasures, and utter "Waheguru" Wondrous Enlightener!

Panjaan Piyaariaan, chauhaan sahibzaadiaan, chaalheeaan muktiaan, hatthee-aan, japee-aan, tapeeiaan, jinhaan naam japee-aa, vandd chhakiaa, deg chalaa-ee, teg vaahee, dekk kae anndditth keetaa, tinhaan piyaariaan, sachiaariaan dee kamaa-ee da dhiaan dhar kae, khaalsaa jee! Bolo jee Waaheguroo!

Five Beloveds, Four Princes, Forty Liberated Souls, the indomitable determination of devotees immersed in recitation and absorbed in contemplation, those who uttered the divine name in recitation, Those companions who shared food, who established free kitchens, who wielded swords yet overlooked others shortcomings, all of them remaining pure and true in their devotions, think upon their noble deeds O Khalsa, and utter "Waheguru" Wondrous Enlightener!

Jinhaan singh-aan singhnnee-aan ne dharam haet sees ditae, band band kattaa-ae, khopree-aan luhaa-ee-aan, charkhrree-aan tae charrhae, aariaan naal cheeraa-ae ga-ae, gurduaariaan dee saevaa la-ee kurbannee-aan keetee-aan, dharam naheen haariaa, sikhee kaesaan suaasaan naal nibaahee, tinhaan dee kamaa-ee da dhiaan dhar kae, khaalsaa jee ! Bolo jee Waaheguroo !

Those lionhearted men and women who never surrendered their faith but for its sake sacrificed their heads, imprisoned prisoners whose bodies were dismembered joint by joint, whose scalps were removed from their skulls, who were bound rotated on the wheel until their bodies broke, were ripped by sharp toothed saws, and whose flesh was flayed while they yet lived, and who guarding the dignity of gurdwaras were sacrificed without abandoning their faith, those Sikhs who kept their hair intact until their final breath, recall their unique sacrifices O Khalsa, and utter "Waheguru" Wondrous Enlightener!

Paanjaan takhtaann sarbatt gurduaarian daa dhiaan dhar kae bolo jee Waaheguroo

The Five holy thrones and all gurdwara worship places, turn your thoughts upon these and utter "Waheguru" Wondrous Enlightener!

Prithmae sarbatt Khalsaa jee kee ardaas hai jee, sarbatt Khaalsaa jee ko Waaheguroo, Waaheguroo, Waaheguroo chitt aavae, chitt aavan ka sadkaa sarab sukh hovae |
Jahaan jahaan Khaalsaa jee sahib, tahaan tahaan rachhiaa ri-aa-it, daeg taeg fateh, birad kee paij, panth kee jeet, Sree sahib jee sahaa-e, Khaalsaa jee kae bol baalae bolo jee Waaheguroo !

Foremost the respected Khalsa makes this supplication that the entire respected Khalsa remembers the Wondrous Enlightener calling "Waheguru, Waheguru, Waheguru" and through this remembrance, receive every comfort and pleasure. Where ever the honorable Khalsa abide may O Lord, grant Thy grace, mercy and protection that Thy free kitchen and sword of righteous defense prevail, maintain honor and confer victory upon the Panthik society, may the supreme sword of righteous ever assist us, and may the Khalsa ever be honored to call out with the voice of unison to utter "Waheguru" Wondrous Enlightener!

Sikkhaan noon Sikkhee daan, kaes daan, rahit daan, bibbaek daan, visaah daan, bharosaa daan, daanaan sir daan, naam daan, Sree Amritsar jee dae ishnaan, chaunkee-aan, jhanddae, bungae, jugo jug attall dharam ka jaikaar, bolo jee Waaheguru !

Kindly confer upon the Sikhs the gift of Sikhism, mercifully bestow the boons of keeping hair intact, the grace to respect the code of conduct, the conscious of divine wisdom, the affirmation of faith and blessing of unflinching belief, and above all confer the supreme treasure of spiritual identity, the opportunity to be immersed in immortal nectar while bathing in the sacred waters of Amritsar, may their choruses, banners, and abodes ever exist throughout all the ages, and may truth ever triumph to utter "Waheguru" Wondrous Enlightener!

Sikkhaan daa man neevaan mat oucchee mat daa raakhaa aap Waaheguroo !
Hae Akaal Purakh aap-nnae panth dae sadaa sahaa-ee daataar jeeo !
Sree Nankaannaa sahib tae hor gurduaariaan gurdhaamaan dae, jinhaan toen panth noon vichhorriaa giaa hai, khullhae darshan deedaar tae saevaa sanbaal daa daan Khaalsaa hee noon bakhsho |

May the consciousness of the Sikhs be humble and their wisdom be profound, of They devotees religious discipline be Thou the Protector O Enlightening Waheguru!
O Immortal Being Thou art the ever constant and benevolent patron of Thy own Sikh Nation!
The foremost shrine Nanakana and all other gurdwaras and worship places of which the Sikh Nation has been deprived (since partition of 1948), kindly re-confer the blessing to freely visit, manage and worship at these holy sites.

Hae nimaanniaan dae maann, nitaanniaan dae taan, niottiaan dee oett, Sacche Pitaa Waaheguroo !
Aap dae hazoor (*appropriate prayer / petition / person) dee ardaas jee |
Akkhar vaadjaa ghattaa bhull chukkh maaph karnee |
Sarbatt day karaj jaas karnae |
Sae-ee piaarae mael, jinhaan killiaan taeraa naam chitt aavai |

Honor of the humble, Might of the meek, Supporter of the insupportable, O True Father
In Thy presence we offer these supplications (*insert appropriate prayers / petitions / persons) and petition Thee. Kindly pardon any errors or omissions in prayers offered.

Sachae Pita Waaheguroo jee aap dae hazoor karah prasaad dee deg / atay langar, aap jee noon parvaan hovae | Parvaan hoee dey sadh sangat vich vartae |
Jo jee chhakae, so aap jee daa naam Waaheguroo, suaas suaas japae |
Jinaa piarariaan nae deg dee / atay langar dee seva keetee |
Tinaan noon sukh shantee atae naam caan bakhshnaa jee |

O True Father Wondrous Enlightener Waheguru in Thy presence has been placed prashaad / and, or langar, please accept this offering and bless it to be distributed to the holy congregation. [English only: May the kirpan impart its strength and the sweet delicacy impart the immortal nectar of thy name] Whosesoever partakes of it may they recite Thy name Waheguru with each and every breath. Those beloved devotees who have prepared or contributed to prashand / and or langar, O Lord may they be blessed with peace, happiness and the gift of Thy name.)

Fulfill the endeavors and objectives of all.
Provide us with the companionship of devotees who love and are beloved of Thee by meeting whom we are inspired to contemplate within the divinity of Thy identity.

Naanak naam charrhdee kalaa, taerae bhaannae sarbatt daa balaa |

O Nanak in Thy name may spirits be exalted and all people prosper by Thy grace.

Waheguru ji ka Khalsa Waheguru ji ki Fateh

The Khalsa belong to the Wondrous Enlightener Victory belongs to the Wondrous Enlightener.
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