Guru Granth Sahib, Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji Quotes

Prakash Utsav of Guru Granth Sahib 2013 Date :

Prakash Utsav of Guru Granth Sahib is celebrated on October 20, 2013.

The Guru Granth Sahib is the living Guru of Sikhism. The Guru Granth Sahib is the holy books of Sikhs containing the

Guru Hargobind Singh

Guru Hargobind Singh

words of Sikh Gurus. The Guru Granth Sahib is a holy scripture of the world and is the endless Guru of the Sikhs. It is a scripture suitable of a universal religion.

Many other philosophers and holy men consider as an exceptional fortune and a good tradition for all people. The holy words of Sri Guru Granth Sahib are called Gurbani; it means the Guru’s word or the song messages enshrined in Sri Guru Granth Sahib. The Sikhs observe Sri Guru Granth Sahib as a complete, sacred and final message for them. There is to be no word beyond the Word of Guru Granth Sahib. The last guru, Guru Gobind Singh, spoke to the assembly on October 20, 1708.

Sri Guru Granth Sahib contains hymns of 36 composers written in 22 languages and its Gurumukhi script is on 1430 pages in 511874 words 1720345 characters and 28534 lines. It has been conserved in its original format since its last conclusion by Guru Gobind Singh in 1705. The Sikhs are modest and grateful to be chosen by Guru Gobind Singh. Shri Guru Gobind Singh has assigned Sikhs as keepers of the light of Guru Granth Sahib on the day 20 October 1708.

Some of the Guru Granth Sahib quotes are as follows:

  1. By His Command, bodies are created; His Command cannot be described.
  2. By the good fortune of good deeds done in the past, you have come, and now you perform actions to determine your future.
  3. Rare, very rare, is those friends who comes and says, O my Beloved, take me into Your Embrace! O my Lord please saves me!
  4. Bring the twenty-seven elements of the body under your control, and throughout the three stages of life, remember death.
  5. Intuitive peace and poise, contentment, enduring satisfaction and bliss come through the Pleasure of the Master’s Will.
  6. The Diamond of the Guru has pierced the diamond of my mind, which is now dyed in the deep crimson colour of the Name.
  7. For the sake of it, you journey to sacred shrines and holy rivers; but this priceless jewel is within your own heart.
  8. Like a boat in the ocean of fear; like a lamp which illumines the darkness; like fire which takes away the pain of cold – just so, chanting the Name, the mind becomes peaceful.

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Baisakhi Festival Traditions:

Baisakhi Festival

Baisakhi Festival

It is one of the major festivals of Sikhs, celebrated on 13/ 14 April every year. Baisakhi is also known as Vaisakhi. The villagers of Punjab, Punjabi rock to the beats of drums & celebrate the day with lot of fun. People celebrate with different style. The whole day people listen to the religious kirtan. People wear colorful new clothes. Everyone comes to the gurudwara for the great Langer.

The women wear salwar kameez to perform gidda and the men wear traditional bangra dress to dance on Punjabi folk songs. On this day people prepare Halwa and several tasty things at home. The Sikkhs celebrate Baisakhi festival as a New Year day. It has been marked very significant religious event of the making of Khalsa. Guru Govind Singh said Sikhs to wear and keep five K’s : kesh or long hair, kangha or comb, kripan or dagger, kachha or shorts & a Kada or bracelet in hand.

Guru Govind Singh gave the men surname as Singh (Lion) to every Sikh and Sikh women surname as Kaur (Princess.)

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