Pavan Guru Paanee Pitaa

Mantra: Pavan Guru Paanee Pitaa

  • Complete Mantra:

    Pavan guru paanee pitaa

    Maataa dharat mahat

    Divas raat du-i daa-ee daayaa

    Khaylai sagal jagat

    Changi-aaeeaa Buri-aaeeaa

    Vaachai dharam hadoor

    Karmee aapo aapanee kay nayray kay door

    Jinee naam dhiaaiaa

    Gay masakat ghaal

    Nanak tay mukh ujalay

    Kaytee chhutee naal

  • Language: Gurmukhi
    Source: Siri Guru Granth Sahib
  • Translation:

    The Pranic Wind is the Guru,

    Water is the father,

    And Earth is the great mother of all.

    Day and night are the two nurses,

    In whose lap all the world is at play.

    Good deeds and bad deeds, the record is read out

    In the presence of the Lord of Dharma.

    According to their own ctions, some are drawn closer, and some are driven farther away.

    Those who have meditated on the Naam, the Name of the Lord,

    And departed after having worked by the sweat of their brow,

    O Nanak, their faces are radiant in the Court of the Lord,

    And many others are saved along with them!

  • More Information:

    This shalok brings self-satisfaction, elevation, acknowledgement and respect.

    Guru Nanak wrote the long, sacred poem of Japji Sahib in verses.  Each verse has its own unique beauty and power.  Over the centuries, yogis have focused on individual pauris of Japji Sahib, singing or reciting them individually, like an affirmation or mantra.