Today is International Women’s Day, and in the spirit and honor of women everywhere, here are five Kundalini mantras that honor women, uplift women, and support women on their spiritual path. Mantras are not “just” for women. Men and women can both enjoy the powerful energy they bring, and everyone has a woman in their life to sing to (even if its only the Divine Mother!)
These 5 Kundalini yoga mantras are wonderful choices for all women!
Adi Shakti, Adi Shakti, Adi Shakti, Namo Namo
Sarab Shakti, Sarab Shakti, Sarab Shakti, Namo Namo
Pritham Bhagvati, Pritham Bhagvati, Pritham Bhagvati, Namo Namo
Kundalini Mata Shakti, Mata Shakti, Namo Namo
The Adi Shakti Mantra tunes one into the frequency of the Divine Mother, and to the primal protective, generating energy. It is said that chanting it eliminates fears and fulfills desires. This mantra gets women in touch with their own power. They become Shakti, the energy of the Universe. It is powerful, uplifting and inspiring to sing along to and is used in many Kundalini yoga kriya, meditation and celestial communications.
This shabad, or song, written by Guru Nanak, blesses and honors all women. Women can empower themselves and the women around them by pulling this energy into their vibration through chanting or having the mantra playing ambiently in their environment.
This mantra is repeated over and over to connect with the essence of the universal mother. Yogi Bhajan tracked the yogi that knew this meditation for three months in the Himalayas and then waited in Gurupranam (a yoga posture) outside his home for two days to get it. This doesn’t just honor mothers, but rather invokes the mother of our soul, the Universal mother.
4. ) Say Saraswati
Say Saraswati Sar-rang – Hay Bhagwatee Har-rang – La Lakhshmee Nar-ring – Karn Kar-an Kar-ring – Dev Maa-haa Dev Deva – Sarab Shakti Seva – Tarn Taran Tar-ring – Neel Narayan Nar-ring – Guru Dev Dev-ing – Sarab Lok Sev-ing
Goddess of Love – Happiness Shakti Power – Victory Goddess of Wealth – Prosperity God’s Three Aspects – Fulfillment Nurtures the Experience of Totality The God of Gods, the Infinite One Under and Over, God is love, All Creation, serving
This mantra praises three different aspects of the Goddess, Love, Wealth and Power. This is actually a poem written by Yogi Bhajan in Sanskrit and in English to bring happiness, victory, prosperity and fulfillment.
Raag aasaa mehela chauthaa So Purkh.
Ik ong kar sat gur parsaad.
so purakh niranjan har purakh niranjan har agmaa agam apaaraa.
sabh dhi-aavahi sabh dhi-aavahi tudh jee har sachay sirjanhaaraa.
sabh jee-a tumaaray jee tooN jee-aa kaa daataaraa.
har dhi-aavahu santahu jee sabh dookh visaaranhaaraa.
har aapay thaakur har aapay sayvak jee ki-aa naanak jant vichaaraa. ||1||
tooN ghat ghat antar sarab nirantar jee har ayko purakh samaanaa.
ik daatay ik bhaykhaaree jee sabh tayray choj vidaanaa.
tooN aapay daataa aapay bhugtaa jee ha-o tudh bin avar na jaanaa.
tooN paarbarahm bay-ant bay-ant jee tayray ki-aa gun aakh vakhaanaa.
jo sayveh jo sayveh tudh jee jan naanak tinh kurbaanaa. ||2||
har dhi-aavahi har dhi-aavahi tudh jee say jan jug meh sukh vaasee.
say mukat say mukat bha-ay jinh har dhi-aa-i-aa jee-o tin tootee jam kee faasee.
jin nirbha-o jinh har nirbha-o dhi-aa-i-aa jee-o tin kaa bha-o sabh gavaasee.
jinh sayvi-aa jinh sayvi-aa mayraa har jee-o tay har har roop samaasee.
say dhan say dhan jin har dhi-aa-i-aa jee-o jan naanak tin bal jaasee. ||3||
tayree bhagat tayree bhagat bhandaar jee bharay bay-ant bay-antaa.
tayray bhagat tayray bhagat salaahan tudh jee har anik anayk anantaa.
tayree anik tayree anik karahi har poojaa jee tap taapeh jaapeh bay-antaa.
tayray anayk tayray anayk parheh baho simrit saasat jee kar kiri-aa khat karam karantaa.
say bhagat say bhagat bhalay jan naanak jee jo bhaaveh mayray har bhagvantaa. ||4||
toon aad purakh aprampar kartaa jee tudh jayvad avar na ko-ee.
toon jug jug ayko sadaa sadaa toon ayko jee toon nihchal kartaa so-ee.
tudh aapay bhaavai so-ee vartai jee toon aapay karahi so ho-ee.
tudh aapay sarisat sabh upaa-ee jee tudh aapay siraj sabh go-ee.
jan naanak gun gaavai kartay kay jee jo sabhsai kaa jaano-ee. ||5||2||
This bani or prayer, So Purkh, creates a sacred space in which grace prevails so as to allow the greatness of the sould to come forth. It was written by Guru Ram Das, whose vibration exists holding a state of grace and love that heals all realms of the heart and being. Yogi Bhajan taught that if a woman recites this bani eleven times a day for any man, it has the power to make him a saint and dissolve any negativity between them. He would often give this as a sadhana to women for the men in their lives. So Purkh is a part of Rehiraas, the evening prayer of the sikhs.