Sarbloh Kavachan Translation

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ਅਥ ਪ੍ਰਾਰਥਨਾ ਪੰਚ ਸ਼ਲੋਕੀ ਸ੍ਰੀ ਸਰਬਲੋਹ ਕਵਚੰ ॥

ਸਕਲਾਨਿ ਭੂਧਰਾਨਿ ਭਵੰਤਿ ਕੱਜਲ, ਪਾਤ੍ਰੰ ਭਵੰਤਿ ਸਾਗਰਾ ॥
ਬ੍ਰਿਖਛਾਨ* ਸਕਲਾਨਿ ਲੇਖਨਾ, ਉਰਬੀਯੰ ਭਵੰਤਿ ਕਾਗਰਾ ॥੧॥੨੦੮॥


If all the mountains are the ink, if all the oceans were to hold the ink, if all the trees are pens and all the land is the paper

ਸਾਰਸ੍ਵਤੀ ਆਦਿ ਭਵੰਤਿ ਬਕਤਾ, ਲੇਖਕੰ ਭਵੰਤਿ ਗਜਾਨਨਹ ॥
ਤਦਯਪਿ ਮਹਾਤਮ ਨ ਜਾਨੰਤਿ ਰੋਮੰ, ਤ੍ਵ ਮਹਿਮਾ ਬਿਅੰਤ ਨਾਥੰ ॥੨॥੨੦੯॥

If Saraswati and other Gods and Goddess are the narrators, if Ganesh is the writer, then still not even one hair/even a little bit of his greatness they would not be able to comprehend, because Sri Sarbloh Ji your praise is without end/infinite


ਬਿਧਿ ਭਵ ਸੇਸ ਨਾਰਦਾਦਿ ਸਾਰਦ ਕਥੰਤਿ ਮਹਿਮਾ ਨ ਪਾਵੰਤਿ ਪਾਰੰ॥
ਨੇਤਿ ਨੇਤਿ ਬਦੰਤਿ ਨਿਤਯੰ ਨ ਲਹੰਤਿ ਅੰਤਿ ਅਨੰਤ ਸਾਰੰ ॥੩॥੨੧੦॥



Brahma, Shiv, Sheshnaag, Saraswati and Naarad all say the greatness of Sri Sarbloh Ji, but they cannot comprehend His limit. For this they always call him infinite ! infinite ! yet still they cannot find Sri Sarbloh's limit


ਰਿਸ਼ਿਗਨਾ ਮੁਨਿਵਰਾਦਿ ਪੁੰਗਵ ਸ੍ਰੁਤਿ ਸਾਸਤ੍ਰਾਦਿ ਨਿਗਮੰ ਪੁਰਾਨੰ ॥
ਸ੍ਵਛੰਦ ਛੰਦ ਗਾਥਾ ਕਬਿ ਜਨਾਨਿ ਕੋਵਿਦ ਗਾਯੰਤਿ ਨਿਤਯਪ੍ਰਤਿ ਨ ਲਭੰਤਿ ਮਰਮੰ ॥੪॥੨੧੧॥


All the Rikhis, great Munis, the complicated teachings like the Vedas, Shastars, Puraan, etc, and through Kathas (discourses), poets, and Pandits, always sing (your glory) but cannot find your secret

ਏਕ ਜੀਹ ਤ੍ਵ ਦਾਸ ਨਾਥੰ ਕਿਮ੍ ਪਾਰੰਤੀ ਕਥੰਤਿ ਨਾਮੰ ॥
ਪਾਹ ਪਾਹ ਛਮੋ ਪਰਾਧੰ ਸਰਨਯ ਸਰਨਯ ਸਰਨਯ ਨਮਾਮੀਸੰ ॥੫॥੨੧੨॥


Oh Master, your servant (I) only have one tongue, saying your names how can I reach your limits? For this reason I am in your protection (sharan) ! I am in your protection (sharan) forgive my faults !

(Sri Sarbloh Granth Steek, Vol. 2, page 374)

Above: A Fresco painted in Baba Atal Gurdrawa of all the Devi-Devtey doing Namaskar to Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji.


According to the Tikadhar (author of the Steek of Sarbloh Granth), this Kavach was recited by Singhs as a part of their daily prayer (nitnem).


* Here the ਛ is meant to be at the foot at the ਖ but the Punjabi Unicode program I am using is not allowing me to do it.



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