Chaupai is the short name for the Sikhprayer or Gurbani whose full name is Kabiobach Bainti Chaupai. It is a hymn compiled by the tenth Sikh Guru - Guru Gobind Singh. This hymn is also a sub_section of the main evening prayers of the Sikhs called Rehras. The Chaupai is part of the second most important Sikh Holy Book called the Dasam Granth.
Below are the beginning 4 parts of 25 of this prayer: Kabiyo Baach Bayntee. Chaupa-ee
Please guard us with Your Hands. All my heart's desires are fulfilled. My mind is focused on Your Feet. Sustain us as Your Own.(1)
Destroy all our enemies. With Your Hands protect me. In Bliss remains my household, servants, sikh, O Creator! (2)
Give me your personal protection. Restrain all my adversaries, Today. You’ve Fulfilled my Wishes. My Thirst for Your Worship grows(3).
Leaving You, may I never worship another. All my needs, I get from You. You save my Sikhs & Devotees. One-by-One you demolish my foe (4)
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Some people make it an issue that in the morning one should also read BentiChaupai and Anand Sahib and that the Sikh Rehat Maryada is saying one should only recite Jap Ji Sahib, Jaap Sahib and Sawayyas.
No one is being chastised for reading Anand Sahib or BentiChaupai, rather it is good but it is not compulsory, according to the Sikh Rehat Maryada.
Some start with Har jug jug bhagat upaaya and others start with dukh daaru sukh rog payiaa Some include extra Dohiras after BentiChaupai in the Rehraas and some have extra shabads on the end compared to the Rehras prescribed in Sikh Rehat Maryada.
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