Commemorative Stamp of Guru Granth Sahib

29 Nov 2022  Tue

The Guru Granth Sahib is the holy religious book of Sikhism, regarded as the final guru of Sikhs. The Guru Granth Sahib was first compiled by Guru Arjan, the fifth guru of Sikhs, completed on 29th August 1604 and was installed in the Golden Temple on 1st September 1604. The Guru Granth Sahib was also known as the Adi Granth. Guru Gobind Singh, the 10th guru of the Sikhs, added hymns of Guru Teg Bahadur to the Adi Granth and named the text as his successor. It was named Guru Granth Sahib after its second rendition.

The Guru Granth Sahib consists of 1,430 pages and 5,894 lines composed that are poetic and set to an ancient north Indian classical form of music. The Guru Granth Sahib is written in the Gurmukhi script in various languages.

The vision of Guru Granth Sahib is to have a society based on divine freedom, mercy, justice and love without oppression. The Granth respects and acknowledges the scriptures of Hinduism and Islam.

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