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    21st Aug, 2020
  • 416th Anniversary of the first Parkash Purab of the Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji was celebrated.
  • The Guru Granth Sahib is the holy scripture of Sikhism and considered as the living Guru.
  • The Guru Granth Sahib is a collation of many hymns, poems, shabads and other writings from many different scholars, including the Sikh Gurus and Hindu and Muslim writers.
  • The tenth Sikh Guru Gobind Singh declared Guru Granth Sahib as the final Sikh Guru after him.
  • It contains the words spoken by the Gurus or Gurbani (from the Guru’s mouth).
  • It is believed to be the word of God and is therefore infallible.
  • It is written in Gurumukhi script.
  • Many of Guru Nanak Dev’s hymns and prayers were preserved and complied by Guru Angad Dev and Guru Arjan Dev.
  • The first shabad of the Guru Granth Sahib is the Mool Mantra which outlines ‘Ik Onkar’ or the belief in one God.

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