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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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He said: "We hold all our Gurus in high regard and now have the Guru Granth Sahib to teach us.
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He not only authored the epic Guru Granth Saheb that guides all but resounded that there is One God and his compassion is bestowed on all irrespective of caste, colour, religion or social status," she said.