The Narayan Shabad was composed by Guru Arjan, the 5th Sikh Guru.
Narayan is one of the many different names for the Divine. It relates to the quality of water. As a plant needs water for its flowers to blossom, in the same way chanting Narayan nurtures the Divine Identity within you so that your soul can bloom into its full beauty and grace.
Narayan is the quality that restores. It allows life to become fresh, lush and green again.
Chanting this Shabad restores what has been lost. It brings forth abundance and life.
It is said in the Siri Guru Granth Sahib that when Narayan is chanted, death cannot approach. It protects against the power of death.
Listen to the following musical recitations of the Narayan Shabad:
Chardi Kala Jatha:
Dev Suroop Kaur:
Guru Raj Kaur: