2023 International Women’s Day Celebration ~ 24 Hours of Live Bhand Jammee-ai!

To celebrate International Women’s Day, you are invited to join the Global Sangat to recite Bhand Jammee-ai for 24 hours LIVE via Zoom! Written by Guru Nanak Dev Ji, this beautiful Shabad celebrates women and honors the Divine feminine!

This event will take place from:

  • 10:00 am PST on March 4 to 10:00 am PST on March 5.
  • 11:00 am MST on March 4 to 11:00 am MST on March 5.
  • 1:00 pm EST on March 4 to 1:00 pm EST on March 5.
  • 3:00 pm Chile time on March 4 to 3:00 pm Chile time on March 5.
  • 7:00 pm CET on March 4 to 7:00 pm CET on March 5.
  • 11:30pm IST on March 4 to 11:30 pm IST on March 5.
  • 2:00 am China time on March 5 to 2:00am China time on March 6.

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Sign Up to Host One (or more!) 30-Minute Time Slot Leading Bhand Jammee-ai on Zoom!

Register with Zoom to Join the Live Chanting

Register in advance for this meeting:


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Recorded Versions of Bhand Jammee-ai

Musicians are encouraged to play live versions of Bhand Jammee-ai! Here are some versions of Bhand Jammee-ai which leaders can play during the event (or you can choose your favorite Bhand Jammee-ai recording).


Click Here to Stream or Download Many Versions of this Shabad on the SikhNet Gurbani Media Center

Bhand Jammee-ai — Hansu Jot 

Bhand Jammee-ai — Sat Kirin Kaur

More Musical Versions of this Mantra

By Sat Purkh Kaur

By Charansev Kaur

By Hari Bhajan Kaur

By Gurunam Singh

By Snatam Kaur


Bhand Jammee-ai

Written by the Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the First Sikh Guru, this shabad honors the Divine Feminine:


ਮਃ ੧ 

ਭੰਡਿ ਜੰਮੀਐ ਭੰਡਿ ਨਿੰਮੀਐ ਭੰਡਿ ਮੰਗਣੁ ਵੀਆਹੁ 

ਭੰਡਹੁ ਹੋਵੈ ਦੋਸਤੀ ਭੰਡਹੁ ਚਲੈ ਰਾਹੁ 

ਭੰਡੁ ਮੁਆ ਭੰਡੁ ਭਾਲੀਐ ਭੰਡਿ ਹੋਵੈ ਬੰਧਾਨੁ 

ਸੋ ਕਿਉ ਮੰਦਾ ਆਖੀਐ ਜਿਤੁ ਜੰਮਹਿ ਰਾਜਾਨ 

ਭੰਡਹੁ ਹੀ ਭੰਡੁ ਊਪਜੈ ਭੰਡੈ ਬਾਝੁ ਨ ਕੋਇ 

ਨਾਨਕ ਭੰਡੈ ਬਾਹਰਾ ਏਕੋ ਸਚਾ ਸੋਇ 

ਜਿਤੁ ਮੁਖਿ ਸਦਾ ਸਾਲਾਹੀਐ ਭਾਗਾ ਰਤੀ ਚਾਰਿ 

ਨਾਨਕ ਤੇ ਮੁਖ ਊਜਲੇ ਤਿਤੁ ਸਚੈ ਦਰਬਾਰਿ ॥੨॥



Bhand jammee-ai bhand nimmee-ai bhand mangan veeaa-hu.

Bhandahu hovai dostee bhandahu chalai raahu.

Bhand moo-aa bhand bhali-ai bhand hovai bandhan.

So kio mandaa aakhi-ai jit jameh raajaan.

Bhandahu hi bhand oopjai bhandai baajh na ko-ay.

Naanak bhandai baahraa ayko sachaa so-ay.

Jit mukh sadaa salaahee-ai bhaagaa ratee chaar.

Naanak tay mukh oojalay tit sachai darbaar.



From woman, man is born; within woman, man is conceived; to woman he is engaged and married.

Woman becomes his friend; through woman, the future generations come.

When his woman dies, he seeks another woman; to woman he is bound.

So why call her bad? From her, kings are born.

From woman, woman is born; without woman, there would be no one at all.

O Nanak, only the True Lord is without a woman.

That mouth which praises the Lord continually is blessed and beautiful.

O Nanak, those faces shall be radiant in the Court of the True Lord.


Click Here for a Shabad Sheet of Bhand Jammee-ai


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