Sikh Prayer for Birth Child

Arjun Dev, the 5th guru, composed this prayer of benediction, "Poota Mata Kee Asees," which expresses a mother's hope for her child's well being, and a plea that her child shall always love God.


Sikh prayers of blessing and celebration on behalf of a child are taken from Sikhism' sacred scripture the Guru Granth Sahib. Hymns of hope may be sung or recited on many occasions. This hymn is from the scripture of the Guru Granth Sahib and is a composition by Guru Arjun Dev, the fifth spiritual master of the Sikhs. "Parmaesar Ditaa Bannaa" is a prayer of celebration. This hymn may be sung or recited on behalf of a mother for successful childbirth, or for giving joyous thanks to the merciful creator upon the safe delivery of her child. This hymn may be performed on the occasion of a newborn’s presentation

The Prayer

"Jis simrat sabh kilavikh naasei pitaree hoe oudhaaro
Remembering Him, all sins are erased, and ones generations are saved.

So har har tumh sad hee jaaphu jaa kaa ant na paaro
So meditate continually on the Lord, God, who has no end or limitation.

Pootaa maataa kee aasees||
O son (child), this is your mother's blessing, hope, and prayer,

Nimakh na bisaro tumh ko har har sadaa bhajhu jagadees
May you never forget for even an instant the Lord God and ever remember the Universal Lord.

Satigur tumh ko hoe daeaalaa santasang teree preet
May the True Guru be kind to you, and may you love the society of saints.

Kaaparr pat parmaesar raakhee bhojan keertan neet
May the preservation of your honor by the Transcendent Lord be your clothing, and may the singing of his praises be as food to you.

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