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This is composed by Guru Arjan Dev Ji in Raag Gauree and is on page 218 in Guru Granth Sahib Ji.

Bhai Ravinder Singh Ji has graced this shabad with her melodious voice.

dhukh bhanjan thaeraa naam jee dhukh bhanjan thaeraa naam |
The Destroyer of sorrow is Your Name, Lord; the Destroyer of sorrow is Your Name.

aath pehar aaraadheeai pooran sathigur giaan |1| rehaao |
Twenty-four hours a day, dwell upon the wisdom of the Perfect True Guru. ||1||Pause||

jith ghatt vasai paarabreham soee suhaavaa thaao |
That heart, in which the Supreme Lord God abides, is the most beautiful place.

jam kankar naerr n aavee rasanaa har gun gaao |1|
The Messenger of Death does not even approach those who chant the Glorious Praises of the Lord with the tongue. ||1||

saevaa surath n jaaneeaa naa jaapai aaraadh |
I have not understood the wisdom of serving Him, nor have I worshipped Him in meditation.

outt thaeree jagajeevanaa maerae thaakur agam agaadh |2|
You are my Support, O Life of the World; O my Lord and Master, Inaccessible and Incomprehensible. ||2||

bheae kirapaal gusaaeeaa nathae sog santhaap |
When the Lord of the Universe became merciful, sorrow and suffering departed.

thathee vaao n lagee sathigur rakhae aap |3|
The hot winds do not even touch those who are protected by the True Guru. ||3||

gur naaraaein dhay gur gur sachaa sirajanehaar |
The Guru is the All-pervading Lord, the Guru is the Merciful Master; the Guru is the True Creator Lord.

gur thuthai sabh kish paaeiaa jan naanak sadh balihaar |4|2|170|
When the Guru was totally satisfied, I obtained everything. Servant Nanak is forever a sacrifice to Him. ||4||2||170||

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Guru Arjan Dev Ji or Guru Arjun Dev Ji (Punjabi: ਸ੍ਰੀ ਗੁਰੂ ਅਰਜੁਨ ਦੇਵ ਜੀ) (15 April 1563 — 30 May 1606) was the fifth of the Ten Gurus of Sikhism. He was born in Goindval, Punjab, India, the youngest son of Guru Ram Das and Bibi Bhani. He became the Guru of the Sikhs on 1 September 1581 after the death of his father Guru Ram Das. Guru Arjan Dev died in Lahore, Punjab, (now in Pakistan). .

Guru Arjan was head of Sikhism for a quarter of a century and accomplished a lot during his regime. He completed the construction of Amritsar and founded other cities such as Taran Taran and Kartarpur. He constructed a Baoli at Lahore. The most important work of Arjan Dev was the compilation of Adi Granth. He collected all the work of the first four Gurus and dictated it in the form of verses in 1604. It is, perhaps, the only book of a scriptural nature which still exists in the form first published (a hand-written manuscript) by the Guru. It and the Guru Granth Sahib which includes the writing of the later Gurus have managed to avoid the embellishments, additions and alterations that have plagued the original writing of other more ancient religious texts.[2]

Guru Arjan organised the Masand system, a group of representatives who taught and spread the teachings of the Gurus and also collected the Dasvand, one-tenth of a Sikh’s income (in money, goods or service) that Sikhs paid to support the building of Gurdwara Sahib, the all important Guru ka Langars (free communal kitchens) originally intended to share with sense of love, respect and equality, still an important element today in any Gurdwara. The Langars were open to any visitors and were designed from the start to stress the idea of equality and a casteless society. The land that Amritsar is built upon is believed to be a jagir (estates gifted to individuals under the Mughal system which included one or more villages and often a portion of the crops produced on the land) given as a gift by the Emperor Akbar, who was impressed by the practice, after sharing a meal in the Guru’s communal kitchen, seated on the floor among commoners.

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