Vahiguru ji ka Khalsa Vahiguru ji ki fateh! I just finished writing about the Āratī-Āratā, I put in a eight hours a day for the last week or so, not to boast, but some people don't understand how much goes into just writing forty pages! With Guru Nanak's kirpa, I offer the first full English translation, transliteration, and original text of the Āratī-Āratā, along with a discussion of this devotional bani. Āratī-Āratā is an evening prayer that is a part of the purātan nitnem of the Sikhs. Most Sikhs have heard of the Āratī of Guru Nanak and the Bhagats, but few have heard the full version that includes many inspiring verses by Guru Gobind Singh. The Singh Sabha under the influence of Giani Ditt Singh edited the practice of using lamps or deve, and cut down the length of the piece by removing most of Guru Gobind Singh's bani from it. The unedited version remains the preserve of the Akali Nihang Singh Khalsa. This is discussed in this document, as well as showing that this is one of the only bania to have the writings of Adi Guru, Dasam and Sarbloh within it. Please read at: http://www.scribd.com/doc/183005595/Arati-Arata-by-Dr-Kamalroop-Singh-Akali-Nihang-pdf We will be looking at making some printed copies in the near future, so people can read from them during the ceremony. If you like this document please read my small article on the nitnem, http://www.scribd.com/doc/130906016/The-History-of-the-Nitnem-BĀņiĀ-Akali-Dr-Kamalroop-Singh-Nihang My next article will be on the puratan Rahiras Sahib, as Karen Kaur Bansal requested it! I have not forgotten. Many thanks to Gavin Singh who requested this document, and his initial help with finding files for me, and to Indy Saggu who proof read this document. Could some translate these into Punjabi please? Please pray that I can continue doing your seva, and please share this document so people 1. Read the Bani and understand it 2. So they know how our traditions have been changed. Bhul chuk maffi, das Kamalroop Singh Āratī-Āratā is an evening prayer that is a part of the purātan nitnem of the Sikhs. Most Sikhs have heard of the Āratī of Guru Nanak and the Bhagats, but few have heard the full version that includes many inspiring verses by Guru Gobind Singh. The unedited version remains the preserve of the Akali Nihang Singh Khalsa.