Anant Akhado and Anantna Nav Chhuga of Pir Hasan Kabirdin
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English Transliteration, Translation, Glossary and reference of important topics. (English)
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Anant Akhado means the concourse of infinite number of souls. This is a famous Granth of Pir Hasan Kabirdin (r.a.) son of Pir Sadardin (r.a.). Pir Hasan Kabirdin is also known as Anantjo dhani i.e. the Lord of infinite number of saved souls as Pir Sadardin is known as Bargur i.e. savior of twelve crore (one hundred and twenty million) souls. Anant Akhado consists of 500 quatrains whereas Anantna Nav Chhuga, an epilogue of the Anant Akhado, meaning ‘the nine strings of Anant’ has 90 quatrains making a total of 590 paths. Symbolically Pir Hasan Kabirdin has described these Granths as a turban of five hundred yards of cloths with nine strings, on each yard a path of this Granth is written and on each Chhuga or string 10 paths is written. It is evident from this Granth as well as from other Ginans, that Pir Hasan Kabirdin had said this Granth as an entreaty to Imam Islam Shah (a.s.). As the first path of Anant Akhado says:

Ashaji jugpati jugnath sri Islam Shah,
Ham man tere umayo ji;
Kaem sami hansajina raja,
Jampudipme shaha avo…

“O Lord of the time! O Lord of the world! O Sri Islam Shah (a.s.)! I beseech you from my heart. O Lord Qaim! O king of the souls! Come to the Indian subcontinent.”

This Granth is an encyclopedic work which has touched almost every topic relevant to the Indian Ismaili tradition. Divine light, Prophethood, Imamat, Day of Judgment, hell and heaven, divine love, obedience to the Imam, characteristics of a believer, Satpanth, Jamatkhana, timings of daily prayers, Dasond, Sukrit, Bay‘at, Ghatpat, various ethical issues like backbiting, pride and vanity, forgiveness, kindness, drinking and smoking; history of Pirs and many other such topics have been included in this epical work. A large part of this Granth has been dedicated to venti (entreaty) which is a special characteristic of the Ginans of Pir Hasan Kabirdin.
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