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Granth

 

(in Russian, Adigrantkh; in Sanskrit, literally “primordial book”), holy book of the Sikhs. Also known as Gurugranth (Book-teacher) and Granthsahib (Book-master). Compilation of the book was completed in 1604 under the guru Arjan. At that time the Granth included the hymns of the first five Sikh gurus—Nanak and others. The preaching of other gurus and some of the hymns of Kabir, Namdev, Farid al-Din Ganjishakar, Jaidev, and other ideologues of the bhakti movement and Sufism were added later. The Granth includes works written in living Indian languages, such as Punjabi, Hindi, and Marathi.

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The Respect for Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji Campaign claims that the Sikh book of scriptures should not have been in a place where alcohol, meat and cigarettes were available.
The warning comes just days after activists forced a young couple to abandon their lavish marraige by forcibly snatching the Guru Granth Sahib.
MORE than 1,000 Sikhs from across Yorkshire marched through Huddersfield town centre to mark the 300th anniversary of the Guru Granth Sahib - the religion's holy scriptures.
According to sources, a group of Sikhs, who manage a local gurdwara, refused to lend the holy book to the Dera followers on Saturday, saying that the Sri Guru Granth Sahib cannot be recited at a religious place other than a gurdwara.
Starting at 10 am today, and continuing for the next 48 hours, the Sikhs Holy Book, the Guru Granth Sahib will be read around the clock.
Mann describes the purpose of the book in the opening chapter: "In this volume, I argue that traditional reconstruction of the historical formation of the Adi Granth should be extended to both ends from the period of Guru Arjan--back to Guru Nanak and forward almost to the present day--before we have a comprehensive picture of the text's history" (p.
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The event in the grounds of Prestwold Hall, Loughborough, on Sunday September 28 celebrates the 300th anniversary of Aad Siri Guru Granth Sahib Ji (the Sikh holy scriptures).
Talking to ANI, Gobind Singh, who is the caretaker of the Sikh shrine 'Kartarpur Sahib', said that the installation of the Guru Granth Sahib is on the first floor of the Gurdwara Sahib but the "Samad" is situated at the ground floor.
Guru Granth Sahib Ji, the eternal Guru of the Sikhs, begins with Ik Onkar - explicitly emphasising that there is but only one God responsible for the entire creation.
It will follow the Holy Book of the Sikhs, called Guru Granth Shaib Ji, devotional hymns will be sung and the community will be dressed in either orange or blue.
The Guru Granth Sahib includes prayers written by the founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak Dev Ji and religious hymns.