Sikh – Guru Nanak Religious Token (Mool Mantra)
September 17, 2011 Leave a comment
This a Sikh religious token, showing on the obverse Guru Nanak, nimbate, seated on an asana (carpet) under a tree with two companions: Mardana, a Muslim musician playing a rebab, and Bala Sindhu, a Hindu, who holds a chowri (fly whisk).
Inscription in Gurmukhi below: Guru Nanakji
Reverse shows the Mool Mantra in Gurmukhi and below an additional inscription in Persian script claming that Raja Darya Mal Devi Dayal of Chowk Darbar (Amritsar) had this token made in Austria (ASTARIA) (Raja Darya Mal Devi Dayal Chowk Darbar Arth/ Astaria me bana)
The 7 line text of the Mool Mantra in Gurmukhi reads:
1 Omkar / Sat nam, Karta Purakh / Nir bhau, nir ver, Akal / murat, Ajuni Sai bhang Gur / parsad, Jap, adi sa ch, jugad sach, hai bhi sa/ch, Nanak, hosi bhi sach.
There is but one God, True is His name, creative His personality and immortal His form. He is without fear, without enmity, unborn and self illuminated. By the Guru’s grace, He is obtained. Embrace His meditation. True in prime, true in the beginning of ages, true. He is true even now and true He verily shall be, O Nanak.
*Thanks to my friends from World of Coins for providing me with the description.