Aad Guray Nameh isn’t so much a song as it is a mantra. It was recommended by a friend of mine at my son’s football club who also enjoys practicing Kundalini Yoga. It was performed by Snatam Kaur and released on her chant album Prem (image above) in 2002.
Wiki: Snatam Kaur Khalsa is an American singer, songwriter and author. Kaur performs new age Indian devotional music, kirtan, and tours the world as a peace activist. The surname “Kaur”, meaning “princess”, is shared by all female Sikhs…. Snatam Kaur’s career received a boost when it became known that her music was a favorite of Oprah Winfrey. Kaur was nominated for a 2019 Grammy for her album Beloved.
The translation of the mantra is as follows:
According to the SAT NAM fest site:
“When you cannot be protected, this mantra shall protect you. When things stop, and won’t move, this makes them move in your direction.” – Yogi Bhajan
Aad Guray Nameh is a very powerful mantra used for protection, to gain clarity, and to receive guidance from one’s highest Self. This mantra creates a protective field of energy around the person chanting, attracting abundance to them helping them live out their destiny.
The Mangala Charan Mantra (Aad Guray Nameh) can be chanted at any time, any place, whenever there is a need for protection. When chanted for 31 minutes, in any setting, it is a practice for covering and clearing the past, present and future.
Although I’m a New Age cynic I found it strangely riveting.
New Age Cynic! That makes two of us. I have mainly practiced yoga as a way to clear my mind when I feel like sh&t. I feel indebted to it in a way and I suppose this is my way of saying thanks. If someone felt riveted as the result of my posting this song, then it has done a splendid job nourishing the senses. I’m overjoyed with that news.
I’ve tried over and over and over to make meditation of some sort a daily practice and have failed greatly.
But I bet someone will play this and get something out of it. It’s really beautiful. In fact, I’m going to bookmark this so I can come back to it again.
A lot of the Islamic call to prayers are amazingly beautiful. Here’s one I like: this guy puts Beyonce to shame with all his octave variations, lol !!
I’m glad you liked it, I too find meditation difficult even when doing yoga. I believe these mantras are derived from the Hindi language not Islamic. Oh you’re referring to the link you posted? Thanks for posting the video. I’ll check it out!