|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.
Gurgaddi of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Jee
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.
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.
Gurus: Sri Guru Nanak Dev Sahib Ji, 974 compositions in 19 different rags
Bhai Mardana Ji, 3 Saloks in 1 raag
Beni Ji, 3 compositions in 3 different raags
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
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