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The Namdhari Ardas (prayer)

Performing ardas is an act of the Namdhari Sikhs to reiterate their faith in Satguru. At the same time performing ardas inculcate in them consciousness of a distinct Namdhari identity when they "Remember Guru Balak Singh, he who has shown us the way to truth. Remember Satguru Ram Singh, Master of our faith, and he who directs our worldly actions, he who knows our inner most thoughts, Sri Akal Purakh who sets us free from the grip of death. Remember Guru Hari Singh, light incarnate, he who heals and restores; and Satguru Partap Singh who in this present Age of Darkness has preached perfect piety, purity, the practice of repeating the divine Name and recitation of the scriptures. Remember the Master of all arts, Sri Satguru Jagjit Singh Ji whose glory is infinite. Remember the present Guru, Satguru Uday Singh Ji. May He confer upon us help, strength and guidance in every place." and conclude saying "May the name of Satguru Ram Singh be magnified and by your grace may all be blessed."


The Ardas:
Ik onkar
Waheguru ji ki fateh ~ Sri bagoti ji sahye ~ Patshahi barmee.
Pritham bagoti simar ke ~ Satguru Nanak layee dhiaye.


Phir Guru Angad, te Guru Amardas, Ramdase hoye sahye. Guru Arjan, Guru Hargobind nu simro, Sriguru Har Rai.


Sriguru Harkrishan dhiaye, jis dithe sub dukh jaye
Sriguru Teg Bahadar simerye, ghar nau nid aawe dhaye.
Dasam patsha Sriguru Gobind Singh ji sub thayeen hoye sahye.
Satguru Balak Singh ji simerye, jin marg diya bataye. 


Akal Purkh Satguru Ram Singh ji simerye, jin jum te leya chadaye.


Jot ka jama, Satguru Hari Singh ji simerye, jin tooti layee milaye.


Wade partap wale, atal partapi, Sri Satguru Partap Singh ji jina kaljug wich sooch sodh te naam bani da parwah dita chalaye.
Sarab Kala samrath Sri Satguru Jagjit Singh ji simerye jina dee mahima kahi na jaye.

Hazra hazoor Sri Satguru Uday Singh Ji jina darshan keetya jaanam maaran dukh jaye. Sabh thayeen hoh sahye.


Guran de char shaibjayade ~ panj piyare ~ beant shaeedan de charn kanwalan wal dhian dhar ke aap ji  da naam chit aawe.
Sarguru ji patshah aashin sada bhulanhar haan. Toon sada bakhsind hai.


Daron gharon sikhi sidak baksh, bemukh bo ke na mariye.


Darti te dharm wartaa, mahan malech da naas kar, sant khalse da  parkash kar.


Gaoo garib da kashat door kar, kul shrishti tera naam jape, koyee dukhiya rahe na 


Satguru Ram Singh ji sache patsha sadi prarthana hai aap ji de charna wich sada dharm Baniya rahe.
Deena bandu Satguru Sache Patshah ji
aap ji diyaan pyarean sangatan ne ikatar ho ke
aap ji de naam da simrin keeta hai, aap ji de darshan nemit. Bhulan chukan baksh layeen. Bani sachkhand parwaan karni.


Na wisreen, Na wasareen, rakh lai, baksh lai, dehe karke deyo deedar Satguru Ram Singh naam chaddi kala  tere bhane sarbat da bhala.


Jo bhole so nihaal
Sat Siri Akal.


Translation:

In the name of the Twelfth Master - Having first remembered God turn your thoughts to Guru Nanak; Angad Guru, Amar Das, each with Ram Das, grant us aid, Arjan and Hargobind, think of them and Hari Rai. Dwell on Guru Hari Krishan, he whose sight dispels all pain. Think of Guru Tegh Bahadur; thus shall every treasure come. May Guru Gobind Singh grant us help and strength in every place.

Remember Guru Balak Singh, he who has shown us the way to truth. Remember Satguru Ram Singh, Master of our faith and he who directs our worldly actions, he who knows our inmost thoughts. God himself who sets us free from the grip of death. Remember Guru Hari Singh, light incarnate, he who heals and restores; and Satguru Partap Singh who in this present Age of Darkness has preached perfect piety, purity, the practice of repeating the Divine Name and recitation of the scriptures.

Remember the Master of all arts, Sri Satguru Jagjit Singh Ji whose glory in infinite. Remember the present Guru, Satguru Uday Singh Ji. May He confer upon us help, strength and guidance in every place.


Remember the Master's four sons, the Cherished Five, and the Forty Liberated. Remember all Martyrs to the Faith; they who were faithful in their remembrance of the Divine Name and generous to others; Meditate on the greatness of these stalwart disciples and call to mind the Divine Name.

Guru and Master, we who are miserable sinners, having heard how you wondrously raise the fallen, cast ourselves at your door. Bestow on us, by your grace, the blessing of the Guru's teachings. Grant that we may be found only in the company of your faithful servants, never with the proud and worldly. May the commandments which as Guru you give in the Adi Granth Sahib always be obeyed.

Grant me the gift of faith in your commandments wherever I may be. Save me, Lord, from the wavering in my faith. Grant that my love may be bestowed on none save only you. Preserve me ever, 0 Lord, from loss of faith in you.
All in this assembly pray that you will mercifully reveal yourself in all your glory.

Bring to an end the killing of the poor and the cow, extend the true faith over the earth, free all who are imprisoned, destroy those who are evil, and exalt your True Khalsa (Sant Khalsa) In your name we pray, and in the trust that we may behold your presence. Forgive the shortcomings of our prayer. Dwell within all our hearts that we may continue to sing your praises to Eternity. May your Sikhs be victorious in all places and may they who have heard and sung your praises be sustained in all their deeds. Grant that we may behold your most sacred presence. May the name of Satguru Ram Singh be magnified and by your grace may all be blessed.

(Abstract from Namdhari Nitnem - edited and translated by Dr. W.H. McLeod
Published by: Manchester University Press, Manchester.)


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