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Varan Bhai Gurdas Ji
Vaar 1
Translation by Dr Jodh Singh

Pauri 23 Coming of the Guru

suxI pukwr dwqwr pRB gur nwnk jg mwihM pTwXw]
crn Doie rihrws kr crnwimRq is`KW pIlwXw]
pwrbRhm pUrn bRhm kiljug AMdr iek idKwXw]
cwrY pYr DrMm dy cwr vrn iek vrn krwXw]
rwxw rMk brwbrI pYrIN pvxw jg vrqwXw]
aultw Kyl iprMm dw pYrW aupr sIs invwXw]
kiljug bwby qwirAw s`qnwm pVH mMqR suxwXw]
kil qwrx gur nwnk AwXw ]òó]

sunee pukaar dhaathaar prubh gur naanuk jug maahi(n) put(h)aayaa||
churun dhhoe rehiraas kur churunaamrith skhiaa(n) peelaayaa||
paarubrehum poorun brehum kalijug a(n)dhur eik dhikhaayaa||
chaarai pair dhhuru(n)m dhae chaar vurun eik vurun kuraayaa||
raanaa ru(n)k buraaburee pairee puvunaa jug vuruthaayaa||
ouluttaa khael piru(n)m dhaa pairaa(n) oupur sees nivaayaa||
kalijug baabae thaariaa suuthunaam purru mu(n)thr sunaayaa||
kal thaarun gur naanuk aayaa ||uu||

The benefactor Lord listened to the cries (of humanity) and sent Guru Nanak to this world.
He washed His feet, eulogised God and got his Disciples drink the ambrosia of his feet.
He preached in this darkage (kaliyug) that, saragun (Brahm) and nirgun (Parbrahm) are the same and identical.
Dharma was now established on its four feet and all the four castes (through fraternal feeling) were converted into one caste (of humanity).
Equating the poor with the prince, he spread the etiquette of humbly touching the feet.
Inverse is the game of the beloved; he got the egotist high heads bowed to feet.
Baba Nanak rescued this dark age (kaliyug) and recited ‘satinam’ mantr for one and all.
Guru Nanak came to redeem the kaliyug. will strive to be most comprehensive directory of Historical Gurudwaras and Non Historical Gurudwaras around the world.

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