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Nirankar (Punjabi: ਨਿਰੰਕਾਰ ) is one of the many attributes associated to God in Sikhism and means The Formless One. The word has its roots in Sanskrit: ਨਿਰਾਕਾਰਾ/निराकारा nirākārā and is a compound of two words "Nir" meaning Without and Akar (or Akaar), Shape or Form; hence, The Formless. [1]

It is used as a name for The Almighty in Guru Granth Sahib.

ਸਚ ਖੰਡਿ ਵਸੈ ਨਿਰੰਕਾਰੁ ॥

सच खंडि वसै निरंकारु ॥

Sacẖ kẖand vasai nirankār.

In the realm of Truth abides the Formless Lord.

— SGGS. Pg 8

"The actual meaning of "Nirankar" is Waheguru, Allah, God, and Ishbar. It describes that God is formless and omnipresent. We all are made by Nirankar. Only the name of "Religions" are different. But the supreme power is same in actual. We all are one and belongs to one Lord master(Nirankar)."


  1. ^ "God in Sikhism 3". Retrieved 8 December 2017.