The Mool Mantar (also spelt Mul Mantra) is the most important composition contained within the Sri Guru Granth Sahib; it is the basis of Sikhism. The word Mool means main , root or chief and Mantar means magic chant or magic portion. Together the words Mool Mantar mean the Main chant or root verse. It’s importance is emphasised by the fact that it is the first composition to appear in the SGGS and that it appears before the commencement of most of the Raags within the Sikh holy scripture.
Original Gurmukhi Text:
Ikoaŉkār saṯ nām karṯā purakẖ nirbẖao nirvair akāl mūraṯ ajūnī saibẖaŉ gur parsāḏ.
Below are copies of the hand-written impressions of the Mool Mantar by various Gurus.