Important Shabads

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This article list Shabads from Gurbani which are recited at important occasions in a Sikh's life. Some of this Gurbani is recited or sung before the occasion starts while other may be vocalised during the event and a few at the conclusion of the event.

Shabad to ask for blessing

"Kita loreea kamh so her pah akheea" is a shabad recited vocally or silently in the mind; or sung before the beginning of any new event or new undertaking like a wedding, engagement or a new project undertaken by a Sikh. It sets the scene that the a person experiences before starting a new venture. On such occasion the person experiences a random and mixed balance of desire, longing, apprehension, worry, tread and fear. The actual balance that a person has when setting foot on a new path will depend on how big or small the occasion is and on the person him/herself.

This Shabad starts with the statement that whatever work or gift or undertaking that you desire or want to start, ask the Lord first; this is the way a Sikh is required to lead their life, to work and to think. Then the Shabad tells us that those who hold tight to the Truth, the Lord will definitely assist and help (savar) you with your affairs and events. The good Lord will help and underpin the life of all His servants and His devotees of Truth. In the third line, the Gurbani tells us: In the company of wise people and in their surroundings you, enjoy His treasures and drink the nectar of life.

The Guru tells us to place our trust in the Almighty and with humble gratitude to ask for His blessings and then with the assistance of wise (sant) people to set forth on the new project. Gurbani continues in this shabad to tells us that the merciful Lord will destroy your fear and always guard and protect His humble servant. Finally, in the last line the Guru tells us to sing and meditate on the countless virtues and blessings of the limitless Lord, who helps us with every breath and each second of our lives.

ਪਉੜੀ ॥

ਕੀਤਾ ਲੋੜੀਝ ਕੰਮ੝ ਸ੝ ਹਰਿ ਪਹਿ ਆਖੀਝ ॥
ਕਾਰਜ੝ ਦੇਇ ਸਵਾਰਿ ਸਤਿਗ੝ਰ ਸਚ੝ ਸਾਖੀਝ ॥
ਸੰਤਾ ਸੰਗਿ ਨਿਧਾਨ੝ ਅੰਮ੝ਰਿਤ੝ ਚਾਖੀਝ ॥
ਭੈ ਭੰਜਨ ਮਿਹਰਵਾਨ ਦਾਸ ਕੀ ਰਾਖੀਝ ॥
ਨਾਨਕ ਹਰਿ ਗ੝ਣ ਗਾਇ ਅਲਖ੝ ਪ੝ਰਭ੝ ਲਾਖੀਝ ॥੨੦॥


Kīṯĝ loṛī▫ai kamm so har pėh ĝkẖī▫ai.
Kĝraj ḝe▫e savĝr saṯgur sacẖ sĝkẖī▫ai.
Sanṯĝ sang niḝẖĝn amriṯ cẖĝkẖī▫ai.
Bẖai bẖanjan miharvĝn ḝĝs kī rĝkẖī▫ai.
Nĝnak har guṇ gĝ▫e alakẖ parabẖ lĝkẖī▫ai. (20)


Whatever work you desire to accomplish - ask the Lord first.
He will resolve all your affairs; the True Guru gives His Guarantee of Truth.
In the Society of the Saints, you shall taste the treasure of the Ambrosial Nectar.
The Lord is the Merciful Destroyer of fear; He preserves and protects His slaves.
O Nanak, sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord, and see the Unseen Lord God. (20)

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