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Sarbhat or Sarbat is a Punjabi word which means "everyone" or "all". It is a word from an important part of the Sikh prayer called the Ardas. The term where it is used forms an important part of Sikh philosophy. This term establishes a new precedence set by the Sikh Gurus - It binds the Sikh to ask for the "well being of everyone in the world". The Gurus have set a new standard for the Sikhs – not only should the Sikhs pray for their own well-being but also need to ask for blessing for "all the peoples of the world".

All Sikhs narrate this prayer called the Ardas (final request/prayer to God) atleast once a day. In the ardas, the Sikhs say the following line near the end of the Ardas:-

  • "Nanak Naam Chardikala, teraa bhanaa Sarbaht dah Phahla" which can be translated as "Nanak asks for 'Naam' (name of God) with which comes well being, happiness and positive spirit and with your blessings, Lord may Everyone in the world prosper and be in peace"