Today is GURU NANAK DEV JI’s Birthday.
On this ocassion,I am making a humble effort to post one lovely hymn from our Sikh Scriptures.It was composed by Bhai Gurdas Sahib.
Bhai Gurdas (1551-1637) is a much honoured Sikh scholar, missionary, and literary master who is also respected for his Sikh way of life. He was a leading figure in Sikhism who enjoyed the company of Guru Arjun. the fifth Sikh Guru.
This hymn is recited with full devotion in all Gurudwaras on this ocassion by the present congregation as well as by the professional Raggis (singers).
The original is in Gurumukhi script.The same has been presented in English with equivalent pronunciation from the original.
In order that most of our readers can follow its message,I am also giving its translation below each line.
I hope you all will like it. May God have mercy on all of us and enlighten us all to follow the true path in our lives !
Satguru Nanak pragatiaa,mitee dhundh jagg chaanan hoaa .
(With the emergence of the true Guru Nanak, the mist cleared and the light scattered all around.)
Jiu kar sooraj nikaliaa,taaray chhipay andher paloaa .
(As if with the rise of the sun, the stars disappeared and the darkness dispelled.)
Singh bukay miragaavalee bhannee jaai na dheer dharoaa.
(With the roar of the lion in the forest the flocks of escaping deer now cannot have endurance.)
Jithey baba pair dharay, poojaa aasanu thaapan soaa.
(Wherever Baba Nanak put his feet, a religious place was erected and established.)
Sidhaasan sabhi jagat day,Nanak aad matay jay koaa.
(All the places named on the names of various siddhas,now have been renamed on the name of Nanak.)
Ghar ghar andar dharamasaal hovai keeratan sadaa visoaa.
(Everyhome has become a place of dharma where devotional singing continues.)
Baabay taaray chaar chak nau khand prithavee sachaa dhoaa.
(Baba Nanak liberated all four directions and all nine divisions of this earth.)
Guramukh kal vich paragat hoaa. ॥27॥
(Gurmukh (Guru Nanak) has emerged in this kaliyug–the dark age.)
Gurpurab di lakh lakh vadhai hove.
Many thanks, Dear Broca Saheb, for sharing this bhajan. My greetings and best wishes on the occasion of Guru Parab. May Sat Guru Nanak guide us all. Warm regards.
Sunil Uniyal, New Delhi
Nov 02, 2009
Respected Sir, Best Wishes to you on this pious day. A brilliant transliteration for the benefit of all. Warm Regards
Jasneet Kaur, New Delhi
Nov 02, 2009
Jitoo Uncle, Thanks for sharing this bhajan with us. By reading this bhajan , I feel we also get his blessings. I would want to know the tune of this bhajan. I shall wait for the link. Please do send it. Best wishes.
Dr Pooja G Bhuyar, Bijapur
Nov 03, 2009
Dear Sunil ji, Jasneet and Dr Pooja, I thank you all for your kind words and best wishes on the occasion.Let us hope that we continue to receive the blessings of our Gurus.
j s broca
Dear READERS,on occasion of GURU NANAK DEVJI’S BIRTHDAY on 10.11.2011,I had posted a message on YOUR SPACE of MUSE INDIA.
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Wish you ALL THE BEST
J S Broca