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Mangala Charan of Jaap Sahib

December 27 2013

When Guru Gobind Singh penned the Jaap Sahib some time in the early 1730’s he could scarcely have known the effect his composition would have. A beautiful, magical, rhythmic, rolling, flowing arrangement which offers insights into the qualities, attributes, excellence, and glories of God.

The Mangala Charan of Jaap Sahib is an hour long repetitive recitation of the second verse of the Jaap Sahib. A beautiful mantra that mesmerises the listener, it features the voice of Yogi Bhajan.

You can listen to it here


Mangala charan of Jaap Sahib

Mantra: Chakar Chihan

Source: Dasam Granth

Author: Guru Gobind Singh


Complete Mantra:

Chakar Chehun ar baran jati ar pati nahun jeh

Roop rung ar raikh, bhaikh kohoo keh na skut keh

Achal moorat anbho prakaas amotoje kehjai

Koti eindar eindran shahu shahaan gnejai

Tribhavan maheep sur nar asur naiti naiti ban trin keht

Tav sarab naam kathay kavan karam naa barnat sumati



O Lord, You are such a Being, Who has no physical appearance, such as form, color, shape, marks, symbols and garb. You do not belong to any caste, class, or lineage. You are Immutable (Unchanging). Self-luminous and shines everywhere in Your Splendor. You have Limitless Powers. You are the maker of billions of kings like Indira. You are the King of kings. You are the Master of all the three Spheres. Besides gods, humans and demons, even all the vegetative creation in woodlands say: You are Infinite, You are Infinite. Who can describe all Your Names. The wise men have mentioned Your Functional Names only.


If you are interested in hearing the full Jaap Sahib or learning it then you can watch the video here.

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