Mool Mantar

In Gurmukhi by HindiRinny1 Comment

The Mool Mantar (or Mul Mantra) is the first ten words from the Sikh holy book, the Guru Granth Sahib. It is considered the most sacred composition in the religion.

The images above are from SikhiWiki. (great name!)

These handwriting samples, written by the holy gurus themselves, look quite different from the rigidity of most Gurmukhi typefaces. I have to do more comparing, but at first glance, it appears that extra-long, flowing “tails” were used to represent “u” vowels, rather than a subscript form, in some examples. And in some, dots, rather than short marks from the top bar, seem to represent the “aa” vowel stroke.

ੴ ਸਤਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਕਰਤਾ ਪੁਰਖੁ ਨਿਰਭਉ ਨਿਰਵੈਰੁ ਅਕਾਲ ਮੂਰਤਿ ਅਜੂਨੀ ਸੈਭੰ ਗੁਰ ਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ ॥

Ik­oaʼnkār saṯ nām karṯā purakẖ nirbẖa­o nirvair akāl mūraṯ ajūnī saibẖaʼn gur parsāḏ.

One Universal Creator God. The Name Is Truth. Creative Being Personified. No Fear. No Hatred. Image Of The Undying, Beyond Birth, Self-Existent. By Guru’s Grace


  1. wow u got gr88 collection
    thanks a lot for sharing .

    well i was luking in ur stuff .. u hv done gr88 research in Indian scripts. 🙂

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