Sikhism Hymns of Hope and Blessings For a Child

Sikhism prayers of blessing on behalf of children are taken from the sacred scripture of the Guru Granth Sahib. Hymns of hope may be sung or recited during a variety of occasions and celebrations:

  • Parents hoping to conceive
  • Expectant parents expressing joy upon conception
  • 120th Day Celebration ushering in the soul
  • Celebrating the successful birth of an infant
  • Janam Sanskar ceremony to name an infant
  • Celebrating the birthday of a child of any age
  • Mother's or Father's Day blessings for a child
  • Antam Sanskar ceremonial rites of a deceased child
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Joyous Thanks for Successful Childbirth: "Parmaesar Ditaa Bannaa"

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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. The hymn may be performed on the occasion of a newborn’s presentation to the Guru Granth Sahib as a part of the Sikh baby naming ceremony.

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Mother's Blessing: "Poota Mata Kee Asees"

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This hymn, "Poota Mata Kee Asees," is from the scripture of the Guru Granth Sahib. The fifth spiritual master of the Sikhs, Guru Arjun Dev composed this prayer which expresses a mother's hope for her child's well being. The hymn is sung on behalf of a child of any age as a mother's birthday blessing and plea that love for the Divine shall ever blossom in her child's being.

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Celebration of Conception and Birth: "Jamia Poot Bhagat Govind Ka"

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Arjun Dev the fifth guru composed "Jamia Poot Bhagat Govind Ka" a hymn from the scripture of the Guru Granth Sahib. This hymn may be sung as a blessing in honor of a child's conception and as a prayer of joyous celebration at the time of birth or on any birthday occasion.

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Why Worry: "Kaahae Rae Man Chitveh Udam"

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The hymn, "Kaahae Rae Man", composed by Fifth Guru Arjun Dev, is a selection from Guru Granth Sahib. It is also one of the evening prayers of Nitnem. If, like most parents, you worry about your children, you may find this hymn comforting.  It serves as a reminder that everything is managed by the supreme divine power of the Creator who looks after even the young of flamingos who fly away.

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Affirmation of Healing: "Sagalae Rog Bidaarae"

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The hymn "Sagalae Rog Bidaarae" is an affirmation of healing. Guru Ajrun Dev wrote the shabad affirming all diseases have been eradicated upon the recovery of his young son from dreaded smallpox. The hymn may be recited or sung as support for a child during a time of crisis in the event of fever, or illness.