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The Aquarian Sadhana is an optional, but highly recommended, practice for Kundalini yogis done in the 2 1/2 hours before the rise of the sun. After reciting Japji and doing a yoga set, Yogi Bhajan prescribed chanting these mantras in this order for these specific durations (in total a 62 minute practice) as a supportive and uplifting practice to sustain us during the challenging times of the Aquarian Age (hence the name Aquarian Sadhana).

The Aquarian Sadhana mantras are lovely chants that can be sung at any time of the day or night, used for morning sadhana, or just personal enjoyment.

Nirvair Singh, Director of the Kundalini Research Institute, came on Spirit Voyage Radio with Ramdesh and talked about the Aquarian Sadhana mantras in detail.  You can listen to that episode by clicking here.

What are the Aquarian Sadhana mantras?  What are the words and their meanings?

The Aquarian Sadhana Mantras:

Long Ek Ong Kars

Duration: 7 minutes

Mantra:  Ek ong kar sat nam siri waheguru

Meaning: “One creator created this creation. Truth is His Name. Great beyond description is His Infinite Wisdom.”

About:  This mantra has many names including “Morning Call”, “Long Ek Ong Kars”, and “Adi Shakti Mantra”. This mantra engages the Kundalini energy and creates a connection between our soul and the Universal Soul.  You can extend this chant to up to 2 1/2 hours for a separate meditation if you’d like.  This mantra is chanted without musical accompaniment, so you will often find it left off of Aquarian Sadhana albums.  This mantra has a particular meter to it.  You can listen to it chanted on albums such as “Mantras from the Master” or Sat Kartar’s “A Daily Practice” to learn how to chant it properly.

Wah Yantee

Duration: 7 minutes

Mantra:  Waah Yantee Kaar Yantee, Jag Doot Patee, Aadak It Waahaa, Brahmaadeh Traysha Guroo, It Wha-hay Guroo

Meaning: “Great Macroself, Creative Self, All that is creative through time.  All that is the Great One. Three aspects of God: Brahma, Vishu, Mahesh (Shiva), That is Waheguru.”

About:  This mantra is the words of Patanjali, the great, ancient author of the Yoga Sutras.  It represents thousands of years of prayer.  Within this mantra, you call upon the Macroself, the great Beyond.  This mantra helps to awaken intuition and creativity.

Mul Mantra

Duration: 7 minutes

Mantra: Ek Ong Kar, Sat Nam, Karta Purkh, Nirbho Nirvair, Akal Moorat, Ajoonee, Saibung, Gur Prasaad, Jap!, Aad Such, Jugaad Such, Hai Bhee Such, Nanak Hosee Bhee Such

Meaning: The Mul Mantra is the root mantra.  It can give you an experience of the depth of your soul.  The yogis teach that 108 elements exist in the universe, and there are 108 letters (in the original Gurmukhi script) in this mantra, which comes from the words of Guru Nanak.  Yogi Bhajan said it was a “fate killer” and recommended chanting it to change your destiny to complete prosperity.

Tips: Leave a slight space (not a breath) between ajoonee and saibung making sure to not run the words together.  Also emphasize the “ch” in the last four lines, which will increase its power.

Sat Siri Siri Akal

Duration: 7 minutes

Mantra: Sat siri siri akal, maha akal maha akal, sat nam, akal moorat, waheguru.

Meaning: “Great Truth, Respected Undying, Respected Undying, Great Deathless, Great Deathless, Truth Identified, Deathless Image of God, Great beyond Description is His Wisdom”.

About: This mantra was called by Yogi Bhajan the “Mantra for the Aquarian Age.”  It is how we declare ourselves as timeless, deathless beings. This mantra brings courage and victory.


 Rakhe Rakhanhar

Duration: 7 minutes

Mantra: Rakhay rakhanahaar aap ubaari-an, gur kee pairee paa-i kaaj savaari-an, hoaa aap da-iaal manaho na visaari-an, saadh janaa kai sang bhavajal taari-an, saakat nindak dusht khin maa-eh bidaari-an, tis saahib kee tyk Naanak manai maa-eh, Jis simrat sukh ho-i sagalay dookh jaa-eh.

Meaning: God Himself is looking out for us, gives us the light, and takes care of our affairs. God is merciful, and never forgets us. God guides us, giving us good people to help us. God does not allow hurt to come to us. I take comfort in the thought of God. When I remember God, I feel peaceful and happy and all my pain departs.

About: This shabad, written by Guru Arjan, is a mantra for protection against all negative forces.  It can be the hardest mantra of the Aquarian Sadhana mantras to master, but don’t give up!  It’s very rewarding.

Waheguru Wahejio

Duration: 22 minutes

Mantra: Waheguru Waheguru Waheguru Wahejio

Meaning: Great Beyond description is the experience of God’s Wisdom, Great Beyond Description is the experience of God Blessing the Soul

About:  This mantra has an asana associated with it.  Called Vir Asan, you sit on the left heel with the right knee up, right foot flat on the ground and hands in Prayer Pose.  Eyes are focused at the tip of the nose.  Many people find this asana challenging, so you can modify it with props, or just continue to sit chanting in easy pose.  The mantra itself is a mantra of ecstasy.

Guru Ram Das

Duration: 5 minutes

Mantra: Guru Guru Waheguru Guru Ram Das Guru

Meaning: This is in praise of Guru Ram Das, invoking his light, guidance and grace.  It is also an exclamation of the wisdom that comes as a servant of the Infinite.

About: This mantra is one of humility and great healing.  It has a comforting and sweet energy.  It is among the most well known of all Kundalini yoga mantras.  This was Yogi Bhajan‘s personal mantra.

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