The Waheguru Mantra is the most popular Sikh mantras. The Wahe Guru or Vaheguru Mantra is also called the Guru Mantra.
Listen to Guru Mantra on the cd RU 9:31 by clicking on the widget on the right.
The formal Sikh and Khalsa greeting is ‘Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh”.
Bhai Gurdas, the first writer of Sikh scriptures (Adi Guru Granth Sahib), explains in his writings the definition of the word VaHeGuRu:
“Va” stands for Vishnu
“He” for Hari
“Gu” for Gobind
“Ru” for Ram.
The combination of these 4 sounds are used in reference to the Creator “Va Hey Gu Ru”.