Ankaaay Raatariaa – This Shabad Brings Comfort at the The Time of Death of Loved Ones

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This shabad brings comfort at the time of death of loved ones. Meditate on this Shabad or recite it 11 times a day to bring this energy into your life or provide support to those whose loved ones are going through this transition.

Raag Bihagara – Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji – Panna 547

Author: Guru Arjan Dev Ji

Bihaagraa, Fifth Mehl, Chhant:

Ankaa-ay raatari-aa vaat duhaylee raam

Paap kamaavadi-aa tayraa ko-i na baylee raam

Ko-i na baylee ho-i tayraa sadaa pacchotaavahay

Gun gopaal na japeh rasanaa fir kadaho say dih aaveh

Tarvar vichhunnay neh paat juratay jam mag gaun ikaylee

Binvant Naanak bin naam har kay sadaa firat duhaylee II 9 II

Why are you filled with the love of another?

This path is treacherous!

O sinner – you have no friend to stand by you.

No one will be your companion in the end,

And forever you shall regret your actions.

You have not uttered with your tongue the Praises of the Lord of the Universe.

When will these days come again?

The soul-leaf, separated from the body-tree, cannot be attached again.

It journeys all alone on death’s path.

Prays Nanak: Without the Name of the Lord, the soul wanders forever in distress.


Musical Recitation of this Shabad


Click here for a Shabad Sheet of Ankaa-ay Raatari-aa


It is recommended to recite shabads 11 times a day for a minimum of 40 days to realize their full effects. 

This post was drawn from the Psyche of the Golden Shield, compiled by Bibiji Inderjit Kaur with English translations by Sardarni Nirbhao Kaur Khalsa and transliterations by S.S. Sant Singh Khalsa, M.D.  This resource is available to purchase through Sat Nam (Europe) or Amazon.

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