Aykaa Maaee

Mantra: Aykaa Maaee

  • Complete Mantra:

    aykaa maa-ee jugat vi-aa-ee tin chaylay parvaan.
    ik sansaaree ik bhandaaree ik laa-ay deebaan.
    jiv tis bhaavai tivai chalaavai jiv hovai furmaan.
    oh vaykhai onaa nadar na aavai bahutaa ayhu vidaan.
    aadays tisai aadays.
    aad aneel anaad anaahat jug jug ayko vays.

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

    The One Divine Mother conceived and gave birth to the three deities.
    One, the Creator of the World; One, the Sustainer; and One, the Destroyer.
    The Creator makes things happen according to the Pleasure of His Will. Such is the Celestial Order.
    The Creator watches over all, but none see Him. How wonderful this is!
    I bow to the Divine, I humbly bow.
    The Primal One, the Pure Light, without beginning, without end. Throughout all the ages, The Creator is One and the Same.

  • More Information:

    This mantra is the 30th pauri of Japji Sahib.


    This mantra is believed to instill the entire knowledge of the Universe without ever reading a book. It is the yogi’s humble bowing to the infinite.


    The thirtieth pauree places you upon the throne of divinity. It makes you into a sage and a saint.


    This mantra comes from Japji Sahib, the daily morning prayer of the Sikhs.


    There is a long history of scholars attempting to deny the phrase Aykaa Maee as meaning "One Divine Mother" and instead translating the word Maya, which means illusion.  This was believed to be due to the patriarchal bent of scholars over the years.  Now, this mantra is recited almost as a celebration of the recognition of the original intention of this mantra as honoring the 'One Divine Mother.'