Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji Maharaj

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Sri 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 Gurbakhash Singh Ji, who was martyred fighting against Ahmed Shah Abdali’s forces, his place of martyrdom was behind Sri Akal Takhat Sahib.
2) Baba Deep Singh Ji Shaheed
3) Pyare Bhai Dharam Singh Ji
4) Bhai Santokh Singh Ji (Sevadar Sri Hazoor Sahib)
5) Bhai Har Singh Ji (Author of Guru Ji’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 raag
Baba Sundar Ji, 1 hymn in 1 raag
Bhai Satta Ji & Bhai Balwand Ji, 1 Var in 1 raag

Bhagats:

Beni Ji, 3 compositions in 3 different raags
Bheekhan Ji, 2 hymns in 1 raag
Dhanna Ji, 4 compositions in 2 different raags
Fareed Ji, 134 compositions in 2 different raags
Jai Dev Ji, 2 compositions in 2 different raags
Kabeer Ji, 541 compositions in 17 different raags
Naamdev Ji, 60 compositions in 18 different raags
Parmanand Ji, 1 hymn in 1 raag
Peepa Ji, 1 hymn in 1 raag
Ramanand Ji, 1 hymn in 1 raag
Ravidas Ji, 41 compositions in 16 different raags
Sadhna Ji, 1 hymn in 1 raag
Sain Ji, 1 hymn in 1 raag
Soordas Ji, 1 verse in 1 raag
Trilochan Ji, 4 compositions in 3 different raags

Bhatts:

Kal, Kalsahaar, Tal, Jaalap, Jal, Kirat, Sal, Bhalah, Nalah, Bhikhaa, 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 Raags:

Sri Raag, Majh, Gaurhi, Aasha, Goojri, Devgandhari, Bihagrha, Vadhans, Soratth,  Dhanasri, Jaitsri, Todi, Bairarhi, Tilang, Soohi, Bilawal, Gond, Ramkali, Natt Narayin, Malli Gaurha, Maaru, Tukhari, Kedara, Bhairayo, Basant, Saarag, Malaar, Kaanrha, Kaliyan, Parbhati, Jaijavanti,

Bhagat Kabeer Ji & Bhagat Fareed Ji Saloks
17 Bhatts Swayas praising the Gurus
Saloks in addition to the Vars (including Salok Mahala 9)
Mundavani and Salok Mahala 5
Raagmala

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