Keetaa loree-ai kam

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This is a Sikh wedding shabad (hymn), "Keeta Loree-ai Kaam" meaning "Whatever work you wish to accomplish, ask the Lord" is sung at the beginning of the Anand Karaj (Sikh marriage) ceremony. The hymn advises the bridal couple that a successful marital union is assured when they rely on the true Lord as He will resolve all affairs of the humble to tread on the path of righteousness.

The full shabad follow:

ਪਉੜੀ ॥ ਕੀਤਾ ਲੋੜੀਐ ਕੰਮੁ ਸੁ ਹਰਿ ਪਹਿ ਆਖੀਐ ॥

ਕਾਰਜੁ ਦੇਇ ਸਵਾਰਿ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਸਚੁ ਸਾਖੀਐ ॥ ਸੰਤਾ ਸੰਗਿ ਨਿਧਾਨੁ ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤੁ ਚਾਖੀਐ ॥ ਭੈ ਭੰਜਨ ਮਿਹਰਵਾਨ ਦਾਸ ਕੀ ਰਾਖੀਐ ॥ ਨਾਨਕ ਹਰਿ ਗੁਣ ਗਾਇ ਅਲਖੁ ਪ੍ਰਭੁ ਲਾਖੀਐ ॥੨੦॥


Paoṛī. Kīṯā loṛīai kamm so har pėh ākẖīai.

Kāraj ḏe▫e savār saṯgur sacẖ sākẖī▫ai. Sanṯā sang niḏẖān amriṯ cẖākẖī▫ai. Bẖai bẖanjan miharvān ḏās kī rākẖī▫ai. Nānak har guṇ gā▫e alakẖ parabẖ lākẖī▫ai. (20)


Pauree: Whatever work you wish to accomplish - tell it to the Lord.

He will resolve 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)