> Ardas English Translation

A Humble Request


Treat this with respect and reverence It contains the WORD OF THE GURU IN ITS ORIGINALFORM

Wash your hands and cover your head before studying the contents



Ek-Oankar. Waheguroo Ji Ki Fateh
God is One. All victory is of the Wondrous Guru (God).

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

Vaar Sri Bhagouti Ji Ki Paatshaahee Dasvee
Ode of the respected sword recited by the Tenth Guru.

Pritham Bhagouti Simar Kai, Guru Naanak Layee Dhiyae
First remember the sword (God in the form of Destroyer of evil doers); then remember and meditate upon Guru Nanak.

Angad Gur Te Amar Das, Raamdaasai Hoye Sahai

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

Arjan Hargobind No Simrou Sri Har Rai
Remember and meditate upon Guru Arjan, Guru Hargobind and Respected Guru Har Rai.

Sri HarKrishan Dhiyaa-eeai Jis Dhithi Sabh Dukh Jaye
Remember and meditate upon respected Guru Har Krishan, by having the sight of whom, all pains vanish.

Teg Bahadur Simareeai Ghar No Nidh Avai Dhai
Remember and meditate upon Guru Tegh Bahadur; and then nine sources of wealth will come hastening to your home.

Sabh Thai Ho-e Sahaai
Oh Respected Gurus! kindly help us everywhere.
(*This is the end of the section written by Guru Gobind Singh ji, the rest was compiled after the Guru’s time.)

Dasvaa Paatshaah Guru Gobind Singh Ji Sabh Thai Ho-e Sahaai

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

Dasa Paatsaaheea Di Jot Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, De Paath Deedaar Daa Dhiyaan Dhar Ke Bolo Ji Waheguroo
Think and meditate upon the divine light of the Ten Kings contained in the respected Guru Granth Sahib and turn your thoughts to the divine teachings of and get pleasure by the sight of Guru Granth Sahib; Utter Wahe Guru (Wondrous God)!

Panja Piyariya, Chauhaa Sahibzadiya, Chaliya Mukhtiya, Huthiya, Jupiya, Tupiya, Jina Nam Jupiya, Vand Shakiya, Deg Chalaaee, Teg Vaahee, Dekh Ke Andhith Keetaa, Tinhaa Piariyaa, Sachiaariyaa Dee Kamaaee, Da Dhiyaan Dhar Ke Bolo Ji Waheguroo
Think of the deeds of the Five Beloved Ones, of the four sons (of Guru Gobind Singh); of 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 those who wielded their swords (for preserving truth); of those who overlooked others shortcomings; All the aforesaid were pure and truly devoted ones; Utter Wahe Guru (Wondrous God)!

Jinaa Singhaa Singhneeyaa Ne Dharam Het Sees Dithe, Bund Bund Kuttai, Khopriya Luhayiya, Charukriya Te Churhe, Aariaa Naal Chiraae Ge, Gurdwaraiya Di Seva Layee Kurbaniya Keethiya, Dharam Nehee Haariye, Sikhi Kesaa Suwaasaa Naal Nibaahee, Tina Dee Kamaaee Daa Dhiyaan Dhar Ke Bolo Ji Waheguroo
Think of and remember the unique service rendered by those brave Sikh men as well as women, who sacrificed 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; Utter Wahe Guru (Wondrous God)!

Saarey Takhta Sarbat Gurdwariya Daa Dhiyaan Dhur Ke Bolo Ji Waheguroo
Turn your thoughts to all of the seats of Sikh Religion and all the Gurdwaras; utter Wahe Guru (Wondrous God)!

Prithme Sarbat Khaalsaa Ji Ki Ardaas Hai Ji, Sarbat Khaalsaa Ji Ko Waheguroo Waheguroo Waheguroo Chit Aavai Chit Aavan Ka Sadkaa Surab Sukh Hovai

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

Jahaa Jahaa Khaalsaa Ji Saahib, Tahaa Tahaa Ruchhiya Riyaa-it, Deg Teg Fateh, Bira Ki Paij, Panth Ki Jeet, Sree Saahib Ji Sahaai Khaalse Ji Ko Bol Baaley, Bolo Ji Waheguroo
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 upon the Sikh people; May the respected sword always come to our assistance; May the Khalsa always get honours; Utter Wahe Guru (Wondrous God)!

Sikhaa Noo Sikhee Daan, Kesh Daan, Rehit Daan, Bibek Daan, Bharosaa Daan, Daanaa Sir Daan Naam Daan, Chounkiyaa Jhande Bunge Jugo Jug Attal, Dharam Ka Jai Kaar Bolo Ji Waheguroo
Kindly confer upon the Sikhs the gift of Sikhism, the gift of long hair, 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. O God! May the choirs, the mansion and the banners exist forever; may the truth ever triumph; utter Wahe Guru (Wondrous God)!

Sikhaa Daa Man Neevaa, Mat Uchee, Mat Pat Daa Raakhaa Aap Waheguroo
May the minds of all the Sikhs remain humble and their wisdom exalted; O God! Your are the protector of wisdom.

Hey Nimaneeaa De Maan, Nitaneeaa De Taan, Nioteeaa Di Ot, Sachey Pita Waheguroo (Aap Di Hazoor…)
O True Father, Wahe Guru! you are the honour of the meek, the Power of the helpless ones, the shelter of the shelterless, we humbly make prayer in your presence…..(substitute the occasion or prayer made here).

Akhar Vaadhaa Ghaataa Bhul Chuk Maaf Karnee, Sarbat De Kaaraj Raas Karney.
Kindly pardon our errors and shortcomings in reciting the above Prayer. Kindly fulfill the objects of all.

Seyee Piyare Mel, Jina Miliya Teraa Naam Chit Aavai, Naanak Naam Chardi Kala, Tere Bhaaney Sarbat Daa Bhalaa
Kindly cause us to meet those true devotees by meeting whom, we may remember and meditate upon Your Name. O God! through the True Guru Nanak, may Your Name be exalted, and may all prosper according to Your will.

Waheguroo Ji Ka Khaalsaa Waheguroo Ji Ki Fateh

The Khalsa belongs to God; all victory is the victory of God.


30 Responses to > Ardas English Translation

  1. Gurvinder Singh says:


    Thank you very much for yout time and devotion. I am a Sikh who has very basic Punjabi and though i understand some of the Ardas i dont understand it all. I have searched the internet on various occassions and failed to find a easy translation where it is provided in Gurmukhi and English beneath. Thank you for your time. Godbless.


  2. tina says:

    hi thank yu this is graet now i can learn ardas god bless yu

  3. harjeet kaur chopra says:



  4. Charnjeet Singh Bhuri says:

    This is a true blessing and also bless the person who has taken time & effort to translate the Ardas Prayer for a lot of people out there who have little or no knowledge of Gurumukhi.

    I believe that it small and precious deeds like this that takes you closer to HIM. I apologise upfront for any mistake in my message here as I quite humbled with the words

    Waheguroo Ji Ka Khaalsaa Waheguroo Ji Ki Fateh or as the previous reply WJKK WJKF 🙂

  5. hello….
    i m Hindu but i very much interest in all region and this site give me a lot knowledge of ardas so i m glad to visit this site but i can not understand very well because
    i m a Hindu so not know meaning of shikh’s word…but i m thankful to give me a little knowledge

  6. Harry says:

    Thank you for such a nice article.

    No offense to you, but you might have taught wrong or read wrong
    about meaning of “Shri Bhagoti ji Sahai”, it does not mean praying the “sword” at all.. and there are no other references to praying the sword in whole of “Sri Sri Granth Sahib Ji”

    there are other reference to the “Bhagouti” in Sri Granth Sahib Ji”
    you can try to find it your self about the translation and it clearly means Praying the primal Mother “Who is creator of all of us”
    let me find it for you before you response with labeling me of imposing Hinduism onto you.
    OKay Found one on this page , you can visit as well


    it starts by this
    ਸ੍ਰੀ ਭਗਉਤੀ ਜੀ ਸਹਾਇ ॥
    स्री भगउती जी सहाइ ॥
    Let the Lord (The Primal Lord, who known as Sri Bhagauti Ji-The Primal Mother) be helpful.

    I would appreciate your respect of other religions before replying to this comment.

  7. ilmeet says:

    Thank u so much for this ardas I am trying to learn it and this helped me soo much

  8. dharminder says:

    thanks for the translation, much appreciated and useful everyday.

  9. saroop singh says:

    Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ke Fateh

    Thank you very much singh, This is the first time ive ever done an Ardas by myself. The structure you have put it in makes it so simple and easy to understand. Your a star Singh.

    Thanks again, Saroop Singh.

  10. sikhi4evs says:

    im doin a R.E project n dis helps bares thks 2 who did dis godblessu
    wjkk wjkf bloe sohinall saatshri akaal

  11. Amar says:

    Thank you so much for translating! Blessings 🙂

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  13. Pam says:

    WJKK WJKF Thank you so much for this. I am teaching children at Gurdwara and your site has really helped.May Waheguru Bless you. WJKK WGKF

  14. Aman says:

    thank you so much now i learn ardas…..

  15. saroop singh says:

    Thank you very much for this. This means that i could learn the ardas and more importantly understand it. Thank you very much. please put up more!

    Saroop Singh

  16. Talwaar says:

    WGKK WGKF! Bhaiji thanks so much for posting such a clear easy to read Ardaas all your efforts are much appreciate it keep it up and best wishes to you.
    Sat Sri Akal Ji

  17. Gurpreet says:

    Bhaji thank you lots for the translation. You have helped these beautiful words be spread to even more people. Thank you very much. Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh.

  18. Gagandeep Singh says:

    Thanks Manpreet it was a blessing to find this great translation. I disagree with Harry’s comment. Your interpretation of the Bhagauti is absolutely right. Here’s a verse that confirms it –
    Bhai Gurdas, Varan XXV, 6

    Nau bhagauti lohu gharaia
    Iron (a lowly metal) when properly wrought becomes a (powerful) sword.

  19. Gurpreet Singh says:

    Just copied this for the kids of my neighborhood in SFO bay area
    Im running the first boy scout Sikh Badge in the US
    May the Guru Sahib give you more to do more
    Charhdi Kalaa!
    -Gurpreet Singh

  20. manjitdhaliwal says:

    lost my beloved mother and brother _and am interested in learning sikh prayers and also to understand what the prayers mean.very helpful __once again A Big Thank You. ..very helpful for ‘a lost me’about my religion _

  21. ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਕਾ ਖਾਲਸਾ
    ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਕੀ ਫਤਿਹ

  22. Kuldeel Singh (West Delhi) says:

    Thanks Manpreet kaur people daily go for ardaas but many of them dont understand meaning and importance. This sight has done a lot through translation. Again thank a lot for doing such a nice religous task. Proud to b a Sikh.

  23. ravinder says:

    Thank you soo much! This has been really helpgul

  24. Ravi Vasudev says:

    I am not a Sikh but an admirer of Sikh religion and its way of living. Can you give me English meaning of 6 lines which appear at the end of Ardas ” Aagiya hoi Akal ki ——Bache Sharan jo hoye”. Will appreciate your help.
    Ravi Vasudev

  25. ikram says:

    thank you so much for the english translation

  26. Manjit Kaur Dhaliwal Charan Singh says:

    Thank you very much for the translation.may God bless you in your efforts to help us understand our Sikh faith, my absolute inability in Gurmukhi .

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