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An English Translation of Mahakavi Santokh Singh Ji's Sri Nanak Prakash Volume One


What is Sri Nanak Prakash?

Sri Nanak Prakash is a detailed historical account of the life of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji. It was written by Mahakavi (great poet) Santokh Singh Ji in 1824 (AD), and represents one of the most comprehensive and beautifully written accounts of Guru Ji's life.

Mahakavi Bhai Santokh Singh Ji was an accomplished scholar, who studied under the renowned Giani Bhai Sant Singh Ji, the Head Granthi of Sri Harmandar Sahib at the time.

This book represents a humble attempt to bring Kavi Ji's words to an English speaking audience, and to commemorate the 550th Avtar Purab of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji.

It is our hope that this Pothi will provide the reader with further knowledge of Guru Ji's life and develop their understanding of Guru Ji's teachings and the fundamentals of Gurmat.

We hope to enable the wider English speaking Sangat to access and understand Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji's revealed truth, so that it may be handed down to future generations.


  • Line by line translation of Sri Nanak Prakash

  • Covers the history of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji chronologically  

  • Detailed commentary throughout – explores deep Gurmat concepts and explanations of the narrative of Guru Ji's life

  • Unique Gurmukhi font – digitised from a hand written 19th Century saroop – created by sevadars of Pothi Seva

  • Contains high resolution images of frescos from Baba Atal Rai, Goindwal Sahib and from the Kapany Collection (based in the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco) - great for children!

  • The pages are decorated with floral art work extracted from the frescos at Baba Atal Rai Gurdwara 

  • Printed in the UK with Satkar of Gurbani as our highest priority 

  • Endorsed by Singh Sahib Giani Sukhjinder Singh (Head Granthi Sachkhand Sri Harmandar Sahib and Sant Baba Darshan Singh Dhakki Sahib)

How can I purchase a copy?

UK Sangat

We have many Pothi Sahibs for UK Sangat, and are continuously selling at a variety of Gurdwaras in the UK. Check out our calendar for frequent updates of where you will be able to purchase and collect your copy.

If you would like us to contact you with updates of where we will be selling Sri Nanak Prakash in the UK, please fill in this form to register your interest.

Unable to Ship

In order to maintain Satkaar of Gurbani within the Pothi Sahib, we are unable to ship nationally (UK) or internationally.

Canada Sangat

We have recently partnered with Experience Sikhi who are providing Sangat in Canada with a limited stock of the Pothi Sahib. Sevadaars from Canada will be bringing Pothi Sahibs from the UK to Toronto, Canada.

Canada Sangat - if you haven't already - go to the Experience Sikhi Shop to purchase your copy!

Other International Sangat

If you are not UK or Canada based, we will try our best to find a way to get a Pothi Sahib to you - please contact us if you will be visiting the UK.

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