Narayan Shabd


Mantra: Narayan Shabd

  • Complete Mantra:

    naam niranjan neer naraa-in.
    rasnaa simrat paap bilaa-in. ||1||
    rahaa-o.
    naaraa-in sabh maahi nivaas.
    naaraa-in ghat ghat pargaas.
    naaraa-in kahtay narak na jaahi.
    naaraa-in sayv sagal fal paahi. ||1||

    naaraa-in man maahi aDhaar.

    naaraa-in bohith sansaar.
    naaraa-in kahat jam bhaag palaa-in.
    naaraa-in dant bhaanay daa-in. ||2||

    naaraa-in sad sad bakhsind.

    naaraa-in keenay sookh anand.
    naaraa-in pargat keeno partaap.
    naaraa-in sant ko maa-ee baap. ||3||

    naaraa-in saaDhsang naraa-in.

    baaraN baar naraa-in gaa-in.
    basat agochar gur mil lahee.
    naaraa-in ot naanak daas gahee.

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

    The Name of the Immaculate Lord is the Ambrosial Water.
    Chanting it with the tongue, sins are washed away.
    ||1||Pause|| The Lord abides in everyone.
    The Lord illumines each and every heart.
    Chanting the Lord's Name, one does not fall into hell.
    Serving the Lord, all fruitful rewards are obtained. ||1||

    Within my mind is the Support of the Lord.

    The Lord is the boat to cross over the world-ocean.
    Chant the Lord's Name, and the Messenger of Death will run away.
    The Lord breaks the teeth of Maya, the witch. ||2||

    The Lord is forever and ever the Forgiver.

    The Lord blesses us with peace and bliss.
    The Lord has revealed His glory.
    The Lord is the mother and father of His Saint. ||3||

    The Lord, the Lord, is in the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy.

    Time and time again, I sing the Lord's Praises.
    Meeting with the Guru, I have attained the
    incomprehensible object Slave Nanak has grasped

  • More Information:

    The Narayan Shabad was composed by the fifth Sikh Master, Guru Arjan.


    Narayan is one of the many different names for the Divine. It relates to the quality of water. As a plant needs water for its flowers to blossom, in the same way chanting Narayan nurtures the Divine Identity within you so that your soul can bloom into its full beauty and grace.


    Narayan is the quality that restores. It allows life to become fresh, lush and green again.


    Narayan also can defend against death. It is said in the Siri Guru Granth Sahib that when Narayan is chanted, death cannot approach.


    Chanting this Shabad restores what has been lost. It brings forth abundance and life. It protects against the power of death.