Ramdesh Kaur, MA, is an IKYTA Certified Kundalini Yoga teacher trained by Gurmukh.

She is the Director of Marketing for Spirit Voyage and writes extensively on yoga, spirituality and mantra. She hosts the show “Spirit Voyage Radio with Ramdesh” on Unity FM, one of the Top 100 Itunes Podcasts, and leads Spirit Voyage’s 40 Day Global Sadhanas, which bring together 20,000 meditators from 65 countries.

Before working with Spirit Voyage, she was the residential Kundalini yoga teacher at Parmarth Niketan in Rishikesh, India in the Himalyan foothills, and has a Master’s Degree from the Courtauld Institute in London.

She is the author of “Yoga and Mantras for a Whole Heart” with Karan Khalsa and has three best selling guided meditation CDs “Journey into Stillness”, “Relaxation Meditations”, and “Stress Relief Meditations” (with crystal singing bowl master Ashana) all available on Spirit Voyage, ITunes and Amazon.

She teaches at festivals internationally and leads powerful personal creativity retreats in Mexico with her partner Harnam Singh, an accomplished mantra musician.


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8 responses to “Mantra for Removing Negativity: Jai Te Gang”

  1. Kelly G

    I came across this museum piece. Immediately thought of you :)

  2. n.singh

    Hi Ramdesh firstly thank you for all the articles and meditations.
    My question is .Is it neccessary for girls to cover their heads while saying or listening to these mantras.
    I have been chanting a lot and havent been covering my head as it is not possible in normal city life. is that ok?i am not married.
    thank you

  3. Video: Nirinjan Kaur sings “Jai Te Gang” at Spirit Fest 2010

    […] that shines through when she sings. Enjoy this powerful version of her "Jai Te Gang", a mantra to break through negativity.  Nirinjan explains the usage of the sword imagery, and why it is not related to violence but […]

  4. Balprem Kaur

    Sat Nam Ramdesh,

    Jai Te Gang is a very powerful mantra – seems I am attracted to mantras that cut through negativity.. Anyway, Gurunam’s version includes more of the mantra. Do you know what the rest of it is and the translation?

    Peace & Light,
    Balprem Kaur

  5. Nancy

    this is a response for Scott – I sense some anger/frustration or, dare I say it…..negativity….in your comment…I know how it feels to try to get a spiritual ‘kick’ from something when I have no clue what the words actually mean – I have practiced spiritual ceremonies in languages other than my own for many years. – mostly Lakota and Ojibwe. I am a language instructor and am fluent in several – Western languages such as Spanish, French, Portuguese. Spirit Voyage has an excellent translation from the Gurmukhi and explanation for this mantra on the website. There’s a link to it above, I believe. Having studied linguistics and the mechanics of language, I can physically feel and comprehend how the actual vibrations in specific sounds can influence our mental states – just sit upstairs in a big city over a busy bus route and TRY to keep from feeling stressed (my apartment in Lisbon was just such a place – I took a lot of walks away from there). On the other hand, Native American flute is extremely spiritual and brings me into a better state of mind almost immediately. I believe this is the point of using these links. Maybe it works for you, maybe not…but there is absolutely nothing superstitious about this. I think offering these suggestions to us is a very generous and warm-hearted gesture. Pax tecum (Peace be with you – Latin)

  6. scott

    so repeating a bunch of words that i don’t understand is the cure?

    it would make sense to at least translate it to english or a least tell us what is the jist of this paragraph.

    Otherwise John kabat zinn and mindful meditation go a lot further than superstitious words of a foreign language.

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