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Keh Nanak Anand Hoa Satguru Main Paya by Artika Aurora Bakshi

In Commemoration of the 550th Birth Anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji- 12th November,2019


This poem is in commemoration of the 550th Birth Anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev ji.



ਸਾਚੇ ਨਾਮ ਕੀ ਲਾਗੈ ਭੂਖ॥

ਉਤੁ ਭੂਖੈ ਖਾਇ ਚਲੀਅਹਿ ਦੂਖ॥੧॥(1)

Seek and you shall find

An age-old adage that is imprinted onto my mind;

But does it hold true, I wonder

As I look everywhere, beyond and yonder.

What I seek is peace of mind

And the assurance that destiny will be kind;

Many a tests have I faced

Given up, risen again and held on in haste.

I find myself at an end

Have left no stone unturned, looked around every bend;

Knocked on every door, asked every soul

looking for the footprints of the great sage of times old;

Searching in temples and valleys afar

Yet, not finding who I hold in awe!


ਸੋ ਦਰੁ ਤੇਰਾ ਕੇਹਾ ਸੋ ਘਰੁ ਕੇਹਾ ਜਿਤੁ ਬਹਿ ਸਰਬ ਸਮਾਲੇ॥(2)

Until I hear a soft voice…

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About artikaaurorabakshi

Artika Aurora Bakshi Artika Aurora Bakshi is the author of three well-acclaimed children’s books,My Little Sikh Handbook, My Little Sikh Handbook 2: Ardas, My Little Sikh Handbook: Travel Journal, and an anthology of stories, Hold On To Me. Her first story, set in Amritsar, during the pre-Partition period, All She Had Left, was published on Story Mirror. She co-manages, a manuscript help and book review site. Her passion for reading has led her to helping other writers with their manuscripts. She comes from a family of lawyers and has a master’s degree in International Banking & Finance. Currently based in Sri Lanka, she teaches Commerce and History on a part-time basis at an international school and enjoys being part of the literary scene in Sri Lanka. A regular at the Galle Literary Festival and other literary events in Sri Lanka, Artika’s articles and book reviews have featured in the Daily Mirror, Daily News, The Ceylon Chronicle, and various blogs, such as,,, She was actively involved with SAARC Women’s Association of Sri Lanka and was President of the Association in 2016. An avid reader, Artika runs an online book club with a membership base of over 600 members. Her quotes are featured under soul.nightingale on Instagram and on Soul Nightingale by Artika Aurora Bakshi on Facebook. Artika is also working on her fourth children’s book in the My Little Sikh Handbook series and a second anthology of stories for adults. You can reach Artika at .

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