Ever Wondered What Is The Meaning Of Sat Sri Akaal?

written by Diksha Kapoor | March 13, 2020

We all have heard people wishing each other by saying Sat Sri Akaal. But do we know the meaning of this beautiful and pious phrase? If not, then do not worry. Read ahead to know it’s meaning. Sat Sri Akaal is a reply or an answer to the Jaikara ‘Jo Bole So Nihaal’ which was introduced by tenth Guru of Sikhs, Sri Guru Gobind singh Ji. ‘Jo Bole So Nihaal’ is asked to people which means who so ever speaks (Sat Sri Akaal) shall gain utmost happiness, satisfaction and success with the blessings of god. It is a kind of question raised to people to which people reply with ‘Sat Sri Akaal’. This means whosoever speaks Sat Sri Akaal shall become Nihaal i.e happy, successful and satisfied.

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. Completed in 1589 around a manmade pool, the Gurdwara sahib - Gurdwara is the place where Sikhs come together for congregational worship - Golden Temple is an absolute marvel. - It is an open place of worship ? for men, women and children of all walks of life and religions and features a Langar. - Langar is the term used in Sikhism for the community kitchen in a Gurdwara where a free meal is served to all the visitors, without distinction of religion, caste, gender, economic status or ethnicity. - The free meal is always vegetarian. People sit on the floor and eat together, and the kitchen is maintained and serviced by Sikh community volunteers. - A stunning yet small temple the dome is guided in 750 kg of pure gold! .

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Coming back to the phrase Sat Sri Akaal, let us decode it. This phrase is made up of three words ‘Sat’, ‘Sri’ and ‘Akaal’. ‘Sat’ here stands for true. Something which is real and something which is truthful. ‘Sri’ on the other hand is said to refer to someone who is respectable. ‘Akaal’ refers to something which cannot be measured in time. It stands for something which is timeless. Joining all the dots we come to know Sat Sri Akaal means God is true, he exists and his presence can’t be denied. Our respectable God who is Shromani is timeless and he shall live on forever.
So, when we reply for ‘Jo Bole So Nihaal’ with the phrase Sat Sri Akaal, it means who so ever accepts the fact that God is the only truth, he is the one who sits on the top and he is the only one who lives on forever, that person goes ‘Nihaal’ i.e that person shall go happy and satisfied. Hence, this phrase is spoken by people while meetings and greetings to remember God and to never forget that we are only humans who work according to him.


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