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Aad Guray Nameh: Meaning & Benefits – Mangala Charn Mantra for Protection

Aad Guray Nameh mantra lyrics in Gurmukhi and translation in English:

”Aad Guray Nameh
Jugaad Guray Nameh

I bow to the Primal Source of Creation
I bow to Creation woven throughout time

Sat Guray Nameh
Siri Guroo Dayvay Nameh

I bow to the True Source of Creation, the true identity of self
I bow to Creation whose Great Glory will always be.”

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This potent Kundalini mantra is found in Sukhmani Sahib (set of sacred hymns divided into 24 sections that appear in the holy Sikh text – Sri Guru Granth Sahib), which was written by Guru Arjan Dev Ji (the 5th of the 10 Sikh Gurus).

This mantra is practiced for complete protection and to invoke the protective energy of the entire creation. In addition, it is part of the triple mantra, which is used to dissolve obstacles.

According to the Sikh tradition (a monotheistic religion that originated in the 15th century in the Punjab region), you can use the mantra for protection anytime, anywhere. Furthermore, body position is not important; hence, it can be recited in any position.

Yogi Bhajan, a Sikh spiritual teacher, quoted about this mantra – “When you cannot be protected, this mantra shall protect you. When things stop and won’t move, this mantra makes them move in your direction.”

Benefits of Chanting Mangala Charn Mantra:

Reciting the mantra can take your soul throughout all time, and it expresses the soul’s true humility before the existence of Supreme Consciousness in that wisdom. More importantly, regular practice enables you to acknowledge your true strength.

Moreover, by saying this Kundalini mantra, you become surrounded by an energetic field of white light. The mantra also works to open the heart (Anahata) chakra and sends the energy of love into the creation.

The heart chakra is the center of your sense of compassion and caring, your deep bonds with other living beings, your feelings of self-love, generosity, altruism, respect, and kindness. Additionally, the Anahata chakra is especially vulnerable to disturbances linked with love and relationships.

In addition, when this energy center needs healing, it may be signaled by numerous symptoms ranging from existential to physical and spiritual.

The heart chakra, basically, allows us to recognize and get in touch with the fundamental and sacred ultimate truth that connects everything together.

Mantra Meditation Method

Practicing regularly mantra meditation leads to a balanced nervous system and dissolves the symptoms of chronic stress and tension, which has become normal for the majority of people in the present hyper-stimulated lifestyle.

Find a designated area of your house – a corner or a room for your meditation practice. You can sit on a sofa or chair or on the floor with your back against a wall. It is not imperative to sit cross-legged on the floor unless that is comfortable for you.

Close your eyes and focus your awareness on your breath for 2-3 minutes until you settle down and feel relaxed. You can take a few deep, slow breaths or practice alternate nostril breathing.

After, move your awareness to your third eye point. Position your hands in a prayer pose at your Anahata chakra center, with your thumbs crossed. With each line of this Kundalini mantra, extend your arms to 60 degrees, inhale and come back to prayer pose.

Start reciting the mantra, aloud or mentally (silent repetition of a mantra leads to a deep and profound understanding of its meaning).

When your mind is wandering, bring your attention back to your mantra recitation. Don’t think that you don’t know how to meditate if you don’t remain in the present moment the entire time of the mantra meditation practice. The essential thing is to return to meditation when your mind is wandering.

After finishing the mantra recitation, before resuming your normal activities, sit with your eyes closed for a few minutes.


The mantra meditation has more mental and physical benefits when it’s practiced regularly. Ideally, it can be done early in the morning, before the rising of the sun.

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Friday 28th of April 2017

I recently took your advice on practicing the Protection Chant Aad Guray Nameh at sunrise, the outcome has been very beneficial, thank you!! I was wondering if there is a mantra for sunset?

Insight State

Friday 28th of April 2017

Hi, Darryl. You can try this mantra