Protection Mantra - Aad Guray Nameh

This is the best mantra for protection. It is over 3,000 years old. You can put it around your kids, your house, and whatever vehicle you are driving or riding in. It is wonderful. Say it 3 times around yourself, your kids, your house, your pets, before you drive your car or any other car, you are riding in. “We and others we personally know have had miraculous experiences with this Mantra, no exageration.” Shiva Singh Khalsa

NOTE: You can also do this as a Personal Mantra.


Aad Guray Nameh is a mantra used to invoke the protective energy of the Universe. This shabad mantra is found on page 262 of the Siri Guru Granth Sahib. It is the foremost stanza of Sukhmani Sahib, written by Guru Arjun Dev Ji, fifth Guru of the Sikhs. This chant is also a common Kundalini Yoga Music Chant that became popular through Yogi Bhajan and the 3HO-Sikh Dharma movement.

Kundalini Yoga Mantras are chanted in a language that is not associated directly with national boundaries. It is a derivative of ancient Punjabi, known as Saint-Language which is written in Gurmukhi script that connects us with the inner sound current. The words 'guru-mukh literally mean "from the mouth of the guru". It is a poetic rendering. Chanting a mantra is also considered a meditation and can include a mudra (hand position), breathing in a certain pattern, and the sound of the words.

Correct pronunciation of these ancient Kundalini Yoga Mantras, vibrates different parts of the roof of the mouth, touching on meridian points, balancing and stimulating different parts of the body and brain, and listening to the sound inside you. That, plus how many minutes or hours a person chants, all combine to bring you safety, to inner states of awareness (enlightenment) and change.

NOTE: the last syllable is a short sound, “eh” rather then long “ay”.

It is said there are no 'Cons' to chanting this mantra.

You may ask questions from your Logical, Scientific, Intellectual mind or Business Person's mind. But no one can answer your questions, in the way that you want. As far as I know, there has not been a scientific study done to see if it works, because that would be impossible. Kundalini Yoga mantras are experiential.

A person once asked me for proof that this mantra works. Each person that uses this mantra has to prove it for himself. I can tell you of other people's experiences, but that does not prove anything. You have to do it. That is all. Yogi Bhajan, the Master of Kundalini Yoga, said that it works and as so many of his teachings work on so many levels, we practice it “religiously” when we get in the car.

“I once lived in a house in which rats came in through the attic, got between the wall of my bedroom and the next room, woke me at 2:00 am and even had fights. It was winter, and no one was going to fix the roof, in the rain and snow.. So one day, when I was chanting this mantra around the house, I said it around the edges of the roof, and no more rats came into the house.”

“Another person told me that she was driving down the road chanting the mantra, and a car pulled over into her lane coming directly at her. There was no time to do anything.  She closed her eyes, and when she opened her eyes, she looked in the rear view mirror, and saw the car behind her going down the road.” I have my proof that it works as a protection mantra. “ -- Sat Avtar Kaur

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