MANTRA
 

 

Chanting is a deep practice that opens the heart to devotion or Bhakti.
It calms the mind and helps us to release blockages, so the body can heal and our spirit can feel its natural freedom. 

There is a deep wisdom contained within the vibration of the Sikh Mantras and each individual has their own unique experience.

Chanting replenishes the soul and unites us with one another and is the perfect way to experience the joy of singing in a group.


Mool Mantra - The Root Mantra

 

The Mul Mantra of the Guru Khalsa is very important for all Sikhs, and to recite it daily is important for all Khalsa Sikhs.

 

ੴ ਸਤਿਨਾਮੁ ਕਰਤਾ ਪੁਰਖੁ ਨਿਰਭਉ ਨਿਰਵੈਰੁ ਅਕਾਲ ਮੂਰਤਿ ਅਜੂਨੀ ਸੈਭੰ ਗੁਰਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ 

One Universal Creator. Whose Name Is Truth.

Creative Being. No Fear. No Hatred. Immortal Image

Beyond Birth. Self-Existent. Known By Guru's Grace

 ਜਪੁ 

Chant And Meditate:

 

ਆਦਿ ਸਚੁ ਜੁਗਾਦਿ ਸਚੁ 

True Before The Beginning. True In Each Age. 

ਹੈ ਭੀ ਸਚੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਹੋਸੀ ਭੀ ਸਚੁ 

True Here And Now. O Nanak, Forever And Ever True. 


WAHEGURU


Brahm Kavach - Shakti Mantra

 

'Brahm Kavach', means the Creator's protective mantra or shield. In the golden chain or spiritual schools this mantra is recorded to be equal to and giving the fours boons of vidya (learning), charity (pun), perfection of Yoga (pravrajyayoga), and success in battle (jang).

*ਖੜਗ ਖੰਡਾ ਅਸੀ ਅਰਿਗਰ ਧਰਮ ਰੱਚ ਤੱਗ ਛਤ੍ਰੀ* ॥
(You are the) Kharag (twelve fist long double edge sword), Khanda (ten fist long khanda representing Mahakal), Asi (double handed sword), Arighar (Enemy of the Throat), Dharam Rash ( guardian of Dharam), Tag Shatri (caste string of a Kshatriya, meaning sword belt).

*ਬਿਸ਼੍ਵ ਪਾਲ ਭੂਪਾਲ ਪੱਛ ਪਲ ਭੱਛ ਰਣ ਕੱਛ ਅੱਤ੍ਰੀ* ॥
(You are the) Bishvapaal (Nurturer of the world), Bhupaal (Devour of Kings), Pal Pacch (Devour of time), Ran Kacch (Preserver of honour on the battlefield), Atrri (weapon adorning warrior).

*ਰਾਜ ਮੰਡਾ ਅਤਿ ਪ੍ਰਚੰਡਾ ਈਸ੍ਵਰੀ ਕਰਵਾਰ ਹੈ* ॥
(You are the) Raj Manda (adorner of kingdoms), Att Parchanda (Extremely fierce), Isvari Karvar (Sword of Shiv Ji)

*ਸ਼ਕਤਿ ਬ੍ਰਹਿਮੀ ਬੈਸ਼ਨਵੀ ਭਵਾਨੀ ਤੂੰ ਤਰਵਾਰ ਹੈ* ॥
(You are) Shakt (Parbati, the wife of Shivji), Brahmani (Saraswati, wife of Brahma), Baishnavi (Laxmi, wife of Vishnu), Bhavani (fierce form of Parbati), You are the Tarvaar (sword)

*ਨਿਤ ਜਿਯੋਤੀ ਮੁਕਤਿ ਦਾਇਕ ਧਾਰਾਧਾਰ ਕ੍ਰਿਪਾਨ ਹੈ* ॥
(You are the) Nit Jejoti (the eternal flame), Mukht Daeik (granter of salvation), Dharadhaar (Sharp edged sword), Kirpan (the merciless sword)

*ਚੰਡਕਾ ਮੰਡਕਾ ਮ੍ਰਿਤਕਾ ਜਗਤ ਜਨਨੀ ਕਾਲਕਾ ਗੁਨਖਾਨਿ ਹੈ* ॥
(You are) Chandka (angry eight armed warrior goddess Chandi), Mandkaa (beautifully adorned Chandi), Mritkaa (mother of the Earth), Jagat Janni (mother of the world), Kalika (dark form of chandi), Gunkhaan (treasure mine of virtue)

*ਭਵ ਮਾਨਕਾ ਖਲ ਹਾਂਨ ਕਾ ਰੱਤ ਪਾਲਕਾ ਜਗ ਮਾਨ ਹੈ* ॥
(You are the) Bhav Mankaa (good virtue to the world), Khal Hankaa (defeater of evil ones), Ratt Pankaa (drinker of blood), Jag Man (pride of the world)

*ਇਹ ਕਵਚਿ ਬ੍ਰਹਮਾ ਕੋ ਬਤੀਸਾ ਪਢੈ ਜੋ ਨਿਤ ਛੱਤ੍ਰੀ* ॥
That Kshaytria (warrior) who reads this Kavach of Brahma of 32 (praises) daily

*ਰਣ ਜੀਤ ਲੈਹ ਨਿਰਭੀਤ ਰਹਿ ਰਿਧਿ ਸਿਧਿ ਪਾਵੈ ਅੱਤ੍ਰੀ* ॥
(He) will attain victory on the battlefield, remain fearless, and attain Ridhi Sidhi (yogic spiritual powers)

*ਲਹਿ ਬੇਦ ਭੇਦ ਜੋ ਪਢੈ ਬਿਪ੍ਰਬੈਸਯ ਧੰਨ ਸੁਖ ਸੰਪਤਾ* ॥
A Brahmin who reads this will know the secret of the Vedas, and a Vaish who reads with will attain comfort of wealth and family.

*ਧਨ ਧਾਮ ਤਨ ਅਰੋਗ ਸੂਦਰ ਪਾਇ ਸੁਖ ਅਕੰਪਤਾ* ॥
Wealth, home, and a body without ailments [all] of beautiful unswerving comfort [is attained through contemplating this mantra].

*ਇਹ ਬੋਲਾ ਹਰਿਗੋਬਿੰਦ ਕਾ ਸੁਣੋ ਖਾਲਸਾ ਬੀਰ* ॥
This ‘Bola’ is of Guru Hargobind, listen Khalsa warriors!

*ਫਤਿਹ ਪਾੳ ਮੈਦਾਨ ਮੈ ਪਕੜ ਹਾਥ ਸ਼ਮਸ਼ੀਰ* ॥
Attain victory on the battlefield holding a Shamshir (curved sword)

Although Braham Kavach is not located in any portion of the modern published Dasam Granth Sahib, it is mentioned in the Chandi Chritar. After Durga (Chandi) defeated the demons and placed the kingdom back in the hands of the Deva's (demi-gods), everyone gathered to celebrate and praise Kalika. The following lines are from Chandi Chritar from Dasam Granth Sahib.

*ਮਿਲਿ ਕੈ ਸੁ ਦੇਵਨ ਬਡਾਈ ਕਰੀ ਕਾਲਿਕਾ ਕੀ ਏਹੋ ਜਗਮਾਤ ਤੈਂ ਤੋ ਕਟਿਉ ਬਡੋ ਪਾਪ ਹੈ* ॥

All the gods gathered and sang this Eulogy in praise of Kaalika (Chandi), "Oh Universal mother, Thou hast effaced a very great sin;

*ਦੈਤਨ ਕੋ ਮਾਰ ਰਾਜ ਦੀਨੋ ਤੈ ਸੁਰੇਸ ਹੂੰ ਕੋ ਬਡੋ ਜਸੁ ਲੀਨੋ ਜਗਿ ਤੇਰੋ ਈ ਪ੍ਰਤਾਪੁ ਹੈ* ॥

Thou hast bestowed on Indra the kingdom of heaven by killing the demons, Thou hast earned great repulations and Thy glory hath spread in the world.

*ਦੇਤ ਹੈ ਅਸੀਸ ਦਿਜ ਰਾਜ ਰਿਖਿ ਬਾਰਿ ਬਾਰਿ ਤਹਾ ਹੀ ਪੜਿੳ ਹੈ ਬ੍ਰਹਮ ਕਉਚ ਹੂੰ ਕੋ ਜਾਪ ਹੈ* ॥

All the sages, spiritual as well as royal, bless Thee again and again, they have revited there the mantra, Braham Kavach (the spiritual coat of mail).

*ਐਸੇ ਜਸੁ ਪੂਰ ਰਹਿਉ ਚੰਡਿਕਾ ਕੋ ਤੀਨ ਲੋਕ ਜੈਸੇ ਧਾਰ ਸਾਗਰ ਮੈ ਗੰਗਾ ਜੀ ਕੋ ਆਪੁ ਹੈ* ॥

The praise of Chandika (Chandi) pervades thus in all the three worlds like the merging of the pure water of the Ganges in the current of the ocean.

Although Braham Kavach is not located in any portion of the modern published Dasam Granth Sahib, it is mentioned in the Chandi Chritar. After Durga (Chandi) defeated the demons and placed the kingdom back in the hands of the Deva's (demi-gods), everyone gathered to celebrate and praise Kalika. The following lines are from Chandi Chritar from Dasam Granth Sahib.

*ਮਿਲਿ ਕੈ ਸੁ ਦੇਵਨ ਬਡਾਈ ਕਰੀ ਕਾਲਿਕਾ ਕੀ ਏਹੋ ਜਗਮਾਤ ਤੈਂ ਤੋ ਕਟਿਉ ਬਡੋ ਪਾਪ ਹੈ* ॥

All the gods gathered and sang this Eulogy in praise of Kaalika (Chandi), "Oh Universal mother, Thou hast effaced a very great sin;

*ਦੈਤਨ ਕੋ ਮਾਰ ਰਾਜ ਦੀਨੋ ਤੈ ਸੁਰੇਸ ਹੂੰ ਕੋ ਬਡੋ ਜਸੁ ਲੀਨੋ ਜਗਿ ਤੇਰੋ ਈ ਪ੍ਰਤਾਪੁ ਹੈ* ॥

Thou hast bestowed on Indra the kingdom of heaven by killing the demons, Thou hast earned great repulations and Thy glory hath spread in the world.

*ਦੇਤ ਹੈ ਅਸੀਸ ਦਿਜ ਰਾਜ ਰਿਖਿ ਬਾਰਿ ਬਾਰਿ ਤਹਾ ਹੀ ਪੜਿੳ ਹੈ ਬ੍ਰਹਮ ਕਉਚ ਹੂੰ ਕੋ ਜਾਪ ਹੈ* ॥

All the sages, spiritual as well as royal, bless Thee again and again, they have revited there the mantra, Braham Kavach (the spiritual coat of mail).

*ਐਸੇ ਜਸੁ ਪੂਰ ਰਹਿਉ ਚੰਡਿਕਾ ਕੋ ਤੀਨ ਲੋਕ ਜੈਸੇ ਧਾਰ ਸਾਗਰ ਮੈ ਗੰਗਾ ਜੀ ਕੋ ਆਪੁ ਹੈ* ॥

The praise of Chandika (Chandi) pervades thus in all the three worlds like the merging of the pure

water of the Ganges in the current of the ocean.

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