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Ugardanti(PA: ਉਗ੝ਰਦੰਤੀ) is a composition which is present only in Dasam Granth Bir Patna Sahib and is said to be composed by Guru Gobind Singh for military valor of army. There are 6 Chandds of this bani. In General meanings, Ugar means very dangerous/Strong, Danti means Tooth against tooth, so ugardanti goes as 'furious tooth against tooth', thats why it's common in nihung tradition that bani was recited during war times.


  • Bansavalinama is a historical book written in 1769 CE which goes through the history of all the Gurus. In the chapter about Guru Gobind Singh Ji the author, Kesar Singh Chibbar, explains and quotes a few passages from the rare composition Ugardanthi, which was written by Guru Gobind Singh Ji.
  • It is said that this Bani is present in Dasam Granth Bir Patna Sahib, and some people attribute it to be work of Sukkha Singh. but some say that this is misunderstanding that as it is found in his handwritten copy of Sri Dasam Granth and it does not find much other mention in other old hand written Sri Dasam Granth Sahib's. This shows that Ugardanthi did exist and was written about before the time of Sukha Singh.
  • The ‘Ugardanti Bani’ is part of Akali Nihang and Namdhari daily liturgy.
  • Acc. to Nihung Tradition, This bani was given by Guru Gobind Singh to weak person, so that they able to fight war against tyranny.


Manglacharan is starting of Bani. The Bani started with:

ੴ ਵਾਹਿਗ੝ਰੂ ਜੀ ਕੀ ਫਤਹਿ ॥
ੴ वाहिगढ़रू जी की फतहि ॥
The Lord is one and the Victory is of the Lord.

ਸ੝ਰੀ ਭਗਉਤੀ ਜੀ ਸਹਾਇ ॥
सढ़री भगउती जी सहाइ ॥
May the Bhagauti = Gurumatt Helps


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