ੴ. Ardas, ਅਰਦਾਸ, is a humble prayer to God, by means of which a Sikhs remembers and respects the sacrifices made by the Gurus and Sikhs to uphold. Ardas. The Ardās (Gurmukhi: ਅਰਦਾਸ) is a Sikh prayer (see below for the full During the Akhand Path, the ardas is recited after Anand Sahib, a prayer in which .

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Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji. Bring the palms of your hands together at the center of your chest.

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Literature in Devanagari Hindi. During the Akhand Path, the ardas is recited after Anand Sahib, a prayer in which the entire congregation stands and recites as one, and the distribution of Kara Parshad, a blessed offering made of wheat flour, butter, and sugar; jajpi prior to the sangat taking Hukam listening to a randomly chosen passage from the Guru Granth Sahib.

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May the choirs, the mansion and the banners exist forever; may the truth ever triumph; utter Waheguru Wondrous God! Literature in Gurmukhi Punjabi. Khuar Hoye Sab Milenge Bache Saran Jo Hoye After wandering place to place for spiritual guidance everybody will unite, and those who fall under the protection of the One God will be saved. During this ceremony, the “five beloved ones” or Panj Pyare perform ardas, the prayer is repeated after the Sikhs take Amrit, and then once more after all the expectations for an Amritdhari Sikh is revealed.

There is a common belief is that the hands-folded posture was derived from an ancient practice symbolizing submission.

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In Sikhism it denotes our humility before God. The Ardas ends with the ultimate appeal for the ‘good of all’ equality. The prayer is a plea to God to support and help the devotee with whatever he or she is about to undertake or has done. The Ardas is also read at the end of naming ceremonies, engagements, and the beginning of the Anand Karaj marriage ceremony. Based on the fact that Ardas is said so often within the course of such a significant ceremony like Amrit Sanskar, as well as with such frequency within such a large variety of ceremonies, one is able to understand how significant the Ardas is within the Sikh culture.


In ancient times, a captured soldier could avoid immediate death by joining the hands together. Just as waving a white flag today, the message was clear, ‘I surrender. In Sikhism, these prayers are also said before and after eating. English To Gurmukhi Translit. Guide To Discover Sikhism. Structure Broadly, the Ardas is divided into three sections. Sri Guru Arjan Sahib Ji.

Nishan Sahib Sikh Flag. One of the most momentous occasions when ardas is recited occurs during the ceremony where Sikhs take Amrit in order to become amritdhari Sikhs or members of the Khalsa Panth. Ardas Sikh Prayer Is carried out before performing or after undertaking any significant task.

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A sense of community and the betterment of the society sarbat da bhala are the key components of Ardas. Periodically throughout the recitation, the assembly as a whole repeats the word Waheguru in order to support the idea that God, the “Wondrous Guru”, is the Supreme Being.

Broadly, the Ardas is divided into three sections. Sikh News News in English. Sri Guru Angad Sahib Ji. Baba Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale. During the funeral ceremonies, the ardas is said ardqs the body is being taken away, while consigning the body to fire, when the pyre is fully aflame, upon returning to the gurdwara, and after Anand Sanib is recited. Bhai Jaswant Singh Khalra.


Centuries later, subjects demonstrated their loyalty and paid homage to their rulers by joining their hands. It acts as a bridge that transgresses time to report the cruelties that have been inflicted upon the Sikh people while at the same xrdas serving as a way for the Sikh people to seek guidance from Waheguru.

Literature in Other Languages. The Ardas also mapji positive human emotions such as nimrata humilitydaya compassionchardi kala fearlessness; in high spiritual state of mind. The correct way to stand during the Ardas is to stand tall, straight and balanced with your feet together.

Takht Sri Damdama Sahib. Takht Sri Hazur Sahib. All victory is of the Wondrous Guru God. The first section remembers all the ten gurus and their legacies to the Sikh religion.

Ardas (अरदास) – Hindi Text

Sri Guru Nanak Sahib Ji. Takht Sri Keshgarh Sahib. Sri Guru Harkrishan Sahib Ji. The second section discusses the sacrifices made by brave and spiritual leaders of the Sikh history and conspires a Sikh to be like them and protect others from the unjust world and oneself from worldly vices.

Live Harmandir Sahib Kirtan. Your are the protector of wisdom. Paath – Reciting Gurbani. Discover Sikhs Early Gursikhs. Articles Of Faith 5 K’s. The Ardas incorporates a variety of images and ideas within its folds.

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