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ਦਾਧੀ ਲੇ ਲੰਕਾ ਗੜ੝ ਉਪਾੜੀਲੇ ਰਾਵਣ ਬਣ੝ ਸਲਿ ਬਿਸਲਿ ਆਣਿ ਤੋਖੀਲੇ ਹਰੀ ॥
Burn your fort of Lanka(Attachments) and destroy Ravan's(Ego's) orchid of Vices , bring your attention into your inner Soul and attain God

Lanka, in Gurbani's view, is the fort of Maya(Attachments). It contains an orchid of vices, it's inside person. These Vices are very strong that they do not let us to enter into realm of God. This Lanka is made of Golden means Maya. Our Attentions(Mann = Ravana) is always in this fortess of Lanka.

How Lanka will be destroyed. It will be by Shabad Guru, it not only destroy Lanka of Ravana but also destroy the Orchid of Vices of Ravna. Bhagat Tilochan Described it in his bani (Dadhi le lank garh uparhile ravana ban)

Kabir also described qualities of Lanka that are:

A strong fort like Lanka and the moat of sea around it-— such an abode of Ravana is no more traceable. (Asa Kabir, p. 481)

In following wordings Kabir compared the Maya(World) with Lanka, which is made of gold, attract our attention(Mann) and Ravan with foolish person who is fond of worldly attachments.

ਲੰਕਾ ਗਢ੝ ਸੋਨੇ ਕਾ ਭਇਆ ॥
The fortress of Sri Lanka was made out of gold,

ਮੂਰਖ੝ ਰਾਵਨ੝ ਕਿਆ ਲੇ ਗਇਆ ॥੩॥
but what could the foolish Raawan take with him when he left? ||3||

ਕਹਿ ਕਬੀਰ ਕਿਛ੝ ਗ੝ਨ੝ ਬੀਚਾਰਿ ॥
Says Kabeer, have some thoughts about Gunas of God, because

ਚਲੇ ਜ੝ਆਰੀ ਦ੝ਇ ਹਥ ਝਾਰਿ ॥੪॥੨॥
In the end, the gambler shall depart empty-handed. ||4||2|| (Bhairo Kabir, p. 1158)

Temporal Meaning

The non Gurmat meanings includes, The island of Lanka as described in the Ramayana was very vast and a place of great magnificence. It had seven wide moats and seven walls of stone and metal. It was made of gold by Vishwakarma (the Vedic Architect of the Devtas). According to the Bhagavata Purana, this island was formerly the summit of Mount Meru, which was broken off by the wind-god and thrown into the sea.


  1. Devotees, Guru Granth Sahib
  2. Surindar Singh Kohli, Dictionary of Mythological References in Guru Granth Sahib 1993
Terminology of Brahmgyan

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