Raag Sarangh – M.4. – Ang 1201.

Sarangh raag has many Shabads which speak of the yearning for union. Just like the sarang, the mythical bird ever thirsty for a dewdrop to drop right into it’s throat.

In this Shabad the yearning is for
“Koi aave santo Har ka jan santo mera Pritam jan santo mohe marag dikhlave”

ਕੋਈ ਆਵੈ ਸੰਤੋ ਹਰਿ ਕਾ ਜਨੁ ਸੰਤੋ ਮੇਰਾ ਪ੍ਰੀਤਮ ਜਨੁ ਸੰਤੋ ਮੋਹਿ ਮਾਰਗੁ ਦਿਖਲਾਵੈ ॥
(I wish some true saint(Guru) of my Beloved would come and show me the path.)

I would wash the Feet of that humble being.
“Tis jan ke hao mall mall dhova paaon”

ਤਿਸੁ ਜਨ ਕੇ ਹਉ ਮਲਿ ਮਲਿ ਧੋਵਾ ਪਾਓੁ ॥੧॥

The marag towards inner union involves much Naam japna. Thus the Shabad starts with.
“Jao man Madho Madhsudhno Har Srirango Parmeshro sat Parmeshar Prabh Antarjami”

ਜਪਿ ਮਨ ਮਾਧੋ ਮਧੁਸੂਦਨੋ ਹਰਿ ਸ੍ਰੀਰੰਗੋ ਪਰਮੇਸਰੋ ਸਤਿ ਪਰਮੇਸਰੋ ਪ੍ਰਭੁ ਅੰਤਰਜਾਮੀ ॥

This wonderful Lord is.
“Sabh dukhan ko hantaa (Destroyer of all suffering), sabh sukhan ko dataa (Giver of all Peace),  Har Pritam gun gaoo ( sings the Praises of such a Beloved Lord)”

ਸਭ ਦੂਖਨ ਕੋ ਹੰਤਾ ਸਭ ਸੂਖਨ ਕੋ ਦਾਤਾ ਹਰਿ ਪ੍ਰੀਤਮ ਗੁਨ ਗਾਓੁ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥

The Lord dwells in every heart, in water and land. He dwells in the inter-spaces. I have great longing to see the Lord.

“Har ghat ghate ghat basta Har jall thale Har basta Har thaan thanantar basta mai Har dekhan ko chaoo”

ਹਰਿ ਘਟਿ ਘਟੇ ਘਟਿ ਬਸਤਾ ਹਰਿ ਜਲਿ ਥਲੇ ਹਰਿ ਬਸਤਾ ਹਰਿ ਥਾਨ ਥਾਨੰਤਰਿ ਬਸਤਾ ਮੈ ਹਰਿ ਦੇਖਨ ਕੋ ਚਾਓੁ ॥

The Lord’s humble servant meets the Lord through his faith in the Lord. The Lord meets the gurmukh.

“Har jan ko Har miliya Har sharda te miliya gurmukh Har miliya”

ਹਰਿ ਜਨ ਕਉ ਹਰਿ ਮਿਲਿਆ ਹਰਿ ਸਰਧਾ ਤੇ ਮਿਲਿਆ ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਹਰਿ ਮਿਲਿਆ ॥

I have been blessed to see my Sovereign Lord and my mind and body are in bliss.

“Mere man tan anand bheye mai dekhiya Har Rao”

ਮੇਰੈ ਮਨਿ ਤਨਿ ਆਨੰਦ ਭਏ ਮੈ ਦੇਖਿਆ ਹਰਿ ਰਾਓੁ ॥

Servant Nanak has been blessed with Grace, the Lord’s Grace, Grace of the Lord of the Universe.

“Jan Nanak ko kirpa bheyi Har ki kirpa bheyi Jagdisar kirpa bheyi”

ਜਨ ਨਾਨਕ ਕਉ ਕਿਰਪਾ ਭਈ ਹਰਿ ਕੀ ਕਿਰਪਾ ਭਈ ਜਗਦੀਸੁਰ ਕਿਰਪਾ ਭਈ ॥

I recite the Name of the Lord night and day forever and ever.

“Mai andino sadh sadh sadha Har japiya Har Naao”

ਮੈ ਅਨਦਿਨੋ ਸਦ ਸਦ ਸਦਾ ਹਰਿ ਜਪਿਆ ਹਰਿ ਨਾਓੁ ॥੨॥੩॥੧੦॥

Shabad Vaikhya by Bhai Manjeet Singh Malaysia – manjeetsinghmalaysia.com

Shabad Kirtan available on YouTube

Raag Sarangh