The Ten Gurus & Sri Guru Granth Sahib Jee

Sri Guru Granth Sahib Jee

Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji - Eternal GuruSri Guru Granth Sahib Ji was first compiled by Sri Guru Arjan Dev Sahib Ji at Amritsar between 1600-1604 Guru Ji narrated the Gurbani and Bhai Gurdas Sahib Ji was the scribe. Guru Sahib had collected the works of the previous Gurus and then added works from other saints and their own utterances of Gurbani. Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji was first installed at Harimandar Sahib (Golden Temple Amritsar) on the 16th of August 1604 with Baba Buddha Sahib Ji being the first Granthi.

Eternal King

Gurgaddi of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Jee

(Everlasting Guruship)
In 1708 AD at Sri Hazoor Sahib Nanded with 5 Singhs in the Hazoori (Presence) of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Jee Sri Guru Gobind Singh Jee uttered the following in front of all those presence as a command:

“With the blessing of God the Khalsa Panth was created all Sikhs have a commandment to believe in Sri Guru Granth Sahib Jee which is the living embodiment of the 10 Guru’s. Whatever you desire can be obtained by meditating on the Shabad (Verses) of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Jee.”

The names of the 5 Singh’s were:

1) Baba Gurbaksh Singh Jee who was martyred fighting against Ahmed Shah Abdali’s forces his place of martyrdom was behind Sri Akhal Takhat Sahib.
2) Baba Deep Singh Jee Shaheed
3) Pyare Bhai Dharam Singh Jee
4) Bhai Santokh Singh Jee (Sevadar Sri Hazoor Sahib)
5) Bhai Heer Singh Jee (author of Guru Jee’s daily diary)

Sri Guru Gobind Singh Sahib Ji gave the final form to Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji by including Sri Guru Teg Bahadar Sahib Ji’s Bani in the period 1705-1706. Bhai Mani Singh Ji was granted the seva of being the scribe. Just before His departure from the world on the 7th of October 1708 Guru Sahib installed Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji as the Sikhs final and everlasting Guru.

Contributors

Gurus: Sri Guru Nanak Dev Sahib Ji 974 compositions in 19 different rags
Sri Guru Angad Dev Sahib Ji 62 Saloks within the Vars
Sri Guru Amardas Sahib Ji 907 compositions in 17 different rags
Sri Guru Ramdas Sahib Ji 679 compositions in 29 different rags
Sri Guru Arjan Dev Sahib Ji 2218 compositions in 30 different rags
Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji added the tunes to 9 out of the 22 Vars
Sri Guru Teg Bahadar Sahib Ji 115 compositons in 15 different rags
Sri Guru Gobind Singh Sahib Ji 1 dohra in Salok Mahala 9 Ang 1429

Gursikhs:

Bhai Mardana Ji 3 Saloks in 1 rag
Baba Sundar Ji 1 hymn in 1 rag
Bhai Satta Ji & Bhai Balwand Ji 1 Var in 1 rag

Bhagats:

Beni Ji 3 compositions in 3 different rags
Bhikhan Ji 2 hymns in 1 rag
Dhanna Ji 4 compositions in 2 different rags
Farid Ji 134 compositions in 2 different rags
Jai Dev Ji 2 compositions in 2 different rags
Kabir Ji 541 compositions in 17 different rags
Namdev Ji 60 compositions in 18 different rags
Parmanand Ji 1 hymn in 1 rag
Pipa Ji 1 hymn in 1 rag
Ramanand Ji 1 hymn in 1 rag
Ravidas Ji 41 compositions in 16 different rags
Sadhna Ji 1 hymn in 1 rag
Sain Ji 1 hymn in 1 rag
Surdas Ji 1 verse in 1 rag
Trilochan Ji 4 compositions in 3 different rags

Bards:

Kal Kalsahaar Tal Jaalap Jal Kirat Sal Bhalah Nalah Bhikkhaa
(Bhats) Jalan Das Gyand Sewak Mathura Bal and Haribans
123 Swayas singing the praises of the first 5 Gurus


Languages

Panjabi Sanskrit Sindhi Western Panjabi/Lehndi Arabic Persian Gujrati Marathi Eastern Hindi Western Hindi and Eastern Apabhramsa.

Contents

31 Rags: Sri Rag:

Majh Bihagra Todi Gaund
Gauri Vadha(n)s Birari Ramkali
Asa Sorath Tilang Nat Narain
Gujri Dhanasri Suhi Mali Gaura
Devgandhari Jaitsari Bilawal Maru
Tukhari Kedara Bhairo Basant
Sarang Malar Kanra Kalyan
Prabhati Jaijavant     

Bhagat Kabeer Ji & Bhagat Farid Ji Saloks
17 Bards Swayas praising the Gurus
Saloks in addition to the Vars (including Salok Mahala 9)
Mundavani and Salok Mahala 5
Ragmala

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