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WaheGuru Ji Ka Khalsa, WaheGuru Ji Ki Fateh

Ardas is the common prayer and through it, Sikhs remember and respect the sacrifices made by the Gurus and Sikhs to uphold religious freedom and the Sikh faith. It is recited whenever starting or ending any reading of Guru Granth Sahib Ji or any other important task. This is the English translation.

God is one. All victory is of the wondrous Guru (God).

May the respected sword (God in the form of the Destroyer of evil doers) help us!

Ode of the respected sword recited by the Tenth Guru.

First remember the sword (God in the form of the Destroyer of evil doers); then remember and mediate upon Guru Nanak.

Then remember and mediate upon Guru Angad, Guru Amar das and Guru Ram Das: May they help us!

Then remember and mediate upon Guru Arjan, Guru Hargobind and Respected Guru Har Rai.

Remember and mediate upon respected Guru Har Krishan, by having the sight of whom all pains vanish.

Remember and mediate upon Guru Teg Bahadur; and then nine sources of wealth will come hastening to your home.

Oh Respected Gurus. Kindly help us everywhere.

May the kind, the respected Tenth Guru Gobind Singh Ji assist us everywhere.

Think and mediate upon the divine light of the Ten Kings contained in the Guru Granth Sahib Ji and turn your thoughts to the divine teachings of and get pleasure by the sight if the Guru Granth Sahib Ji. Wahe Guru.

Think of the deeds of the Five Beloved Ones, of the four sons (of Guru Gobind Singh Ji); the forty Martyrs; of the brave Sikhs of indomitable determination; of the devotees steeped in the colour of the Name; of those who were absorbed in the Name; of those who remembered the Name and shared their food in companionship; of those who started free kitchens; of these who wielded their swords (for preserving truth); of those who overlooked others shortcomings; all the aforesaid were pure and truly devoted ones. Wahe Guru.

Think of and remember the unique service rendered by those brave Sikhs men as well as women, who scarified their heads but did not surrender their Sikh Religion. Who got themselves cut to pieces from each of the joints of the body; Who got their scalps removed; Who were tied and rotated on the wheels and broken into pieces; Who were cut by saws; Who were flayed alive; Who sacrificed themselves to upkeep the dignity of the Gurdwaras; Who did not abandon their Sikh faith; Who kept their Sikh Religion and saved their long hair till their last breath; Wahe Guru.

Turn your thoughts to the five seats of Sikh Religion and all the Gurdwara. Wahe Guru.

First the entire respected Khalsa make this supplication that they may mediate on Your Name; and may all pleasures and comforts come through such mediation.

Wherever respected Khalsa is present, give Your protection and grace. May the free kitchen and sword never fail; Maintain the honour of your devotees; Confer victory on the Sikh people; May the respected sword always come to our assistance; May the Khalsa always get honours; Wahe Guru.

Kindly confer upon the Sikhs the gift of Sikhism, the gift of observing Sikh laws, the gift of divine knowledge, the gift of firm faith, the gift of belief and the biggest gift of Name and of having bathed in the respected Tank of Nectar.

O God! May the choirs, the mansion and the banners exist forever, may the truth ever triumph; Wahe Guru.

May all the minds of all the Sikhs remain humble and their wisdom exalted. O God! Your are the protector of wisdom.

O Immortal God, the constant Helper of His Sikhs, kindly confer the gift of visiting, maintaining, controlling, worshiping, without restrictions, the Gurdwara of Nanakana Sahib Ji, the Gurdwaras, and Guru Mansions of which the Khalsa has been deprived.

O True Father, Wahe Guru! you are the honour of the meek, the Power of the Helpless ones, the shelter of the shelter less, we humbly make prayer in your presence. We have offered prayers as contained in substitute the occasion or prayer here. Kindly pardon our errors and shortcomings in reciting the above Gurbani.

Kindly fulfil the objects of all. Kindly cause us to meet those true devotees by meeting them, we may remember and mediate upon Your Name. O God! through the True Guru Nanak, may Your Name be exalted and may all prosper according to your will.

WaheGuru Ji Ka Khalsa, WaheGuru Ji Ki Fateh (the Khalsa belongs to God; all victory is the victory of God)

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