Mantra Lyrics and Meaning
Tu Thaakur Tum Peh Ardās ||
You are our Master; to you, I offer this humble prayer.
Jio Pind Sabh Tayree Raas ||
This body and soul are all your belonging.
Thum Maata Pithaa Ham Baarik Thaerae ||
You are our mother and father; and we are your children.
Tumaree Kirpaa Meh Sukh Ghanayrey ||
In your grace, we experience ultimate peace!
Koe Na Jaanay Tumraa Unt ||
No-one knows your infinite vastness.
Oochay Tey Oochaa Bhagavant ||
O highest of the high, most generous God,
Sagal Samagree Tumaray Soothr Dhaaree ||
The whole creation is strung on your thread.
Tum Tey Hoe So Aageyakaaree ||
That which has come from you is in your will.
Tumaree Gath Mith Tum Hee Jaanee ||
You alone know your existence and vastness.
Nanak Daas Sadhaa Kurbaanee ||8||4||
Nanak, Your slave, is forever surrendering to you. ||8||4||
UNDERSTANDING THE MANTRA
This passage is sung before the final prayers of any devotional Sikh service. For Blessings, Protection and Care one should chant and listen to this soothing prayer with folded hands. It is a prayer for prosperity and welfare of all mankind. The Sikh Ardas, Tu Thakur, often pronounced Tum Thakur Tum is a Sikh Shabad found in the Sukhmani Sahib on page 268 of the Guru Granth Sahib (Sikh Scriptures). The Guru Granth Sahib was first compiled by the Fifth Sikh Guru, Arjan Dev, in 1604 in the city of Amritsar. It is also called Mantra for Blessings.
Chanting of this Mantra balances the five elements (tattvas) and synchronizes body, mind and soul. By repeatedly reciting this mantra leads to self realisation and communion with God i.e. ultimate reality- ultimate truth.
- It brings prosperity and welfare of all mankind
- It provides spiritual energy
- It showers blessings
- It awakens the inner being
- It balances all the five elements and synchronizes body, mind and soul
- It develops divine qualities i.e. Love, Truth, Compassion, Calm, Peace and Patience