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Nirgun Raakh Liya

Posted by livin on August 23, 2006

I am sure u must have listened to “Nirgun Raakh Liya” – A Shabad sung by Bollywood’s Akshay Kumar.

It’s melodious, soothing and giving peace to mind.

If u havent yet listened to it, or need to download it, plz download the same from here
For the curious, the details and meaning of the shabad are as follows:

Shabad: Nirgun Raakh Liya Santan Ka Sadka

Source: Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji

Written by: Guru Arjan Dev Ji (Fifth Guru Of Sikhs, A.D. 1563 -1606)

English Translation of the shabad:

“”I am unworthy, but He has saved me, for the sake of the Saints.

The True Guru has covered by faults; I am such a sinner.

God has covered for me; He is the Giver of the soul, life and peace.

My Lord and Master is Eternal and Unchanging, Ever-present; He is the Perfect Creator, the Architect of Destiny.

Your Praise cannot be described; who can say where You are?

Slave Nanak is a sacrifice to the one who blesses him with the Lord’s Name, even for an instant.””

6 Responses to “Nirgun Raakh Liya”

  1. Kunal said

    CD you blog looks great in short..Its simplicity redefined..And this post of urs really touched my soul..Ur translation was good yaar.

  2. livin said

    Hey K.P, thanx man for ur ‘valuable’ comments.

    Translation was not mine. Actually native language of the ‘shabad’ and Guru Granth Sahib ji is Punjabi and the whole of it has been translated to English. I took the translation from there… !!

  3. Jaspreet Singh said


    you have done a great job..

    just a change, it is “my faults” and not “by faults”…

    Following line
    “The True Guru has covered by faults; I am such a sinner.”

    should be read as
    “The True Guru has covered my faults; I am such a sinner.”


    Keep up the good work.

  4. who’s this? Jaspreet…. shud have given any link to ur identity.. !!!

    btw, i took the translation as it is from English translation of Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji…


  5. Jennifer said

    Hey Guys

    Just listened to the “Nirgun Rakh Liya ” sung by akshay Kumar its really soothing and gives peace to our soul.

    and thank you for givin the meaning in english …

    Keep up the good work and spread peace .

    Kind Regards


  6. jahanvi said

    its wonderful keep up and i am big fan of u akshay

    Kind regards


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