Sri Guru Granth Sahib Jee

Who is Maharaaj?
Understand how respect is given to Sri Guru Granth Sahib Jee
Understand what shabad Guru is
Consolidate our knowledge of how to build a relationship with Shri Guru
Granth Sahib Jee
Greeting Tasks:
Write down how and when the
Guruship was passed to Shri Guru
Granth Sahib Jee Maharaj.
Write down any facts/information that
you already know about Shri Guru
Granth Sahib Jee Maharaj.
Eternal 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.”
Let’s get alert again......
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What do we recite after Ardaas?
This was Shri Guru Gobind Singh Jee Maharaj’s last sermon:
Agya Bhai Akal Ki Tabe Chalyo Panth
As was ordained by the Timeless, thus was established the Panth.
Sabh Sikhan Ko Hukam Hai Guru Manyo Granth
To all Sikhs, let this be the order, recognize the Granth as your Guru.
Guru Granth Ji Manyo Pragat Guran Ki Deh
The reverend Guru Granth is the visible body of the gurus
Jo Prabh Ko Milbo Chahe Khoj Sabad Mein Leh
Those that seek to meet with Vaaheguru, delve into the Shabad
How do people treat royalty?
Our Eternal King..............
Reflection Time
Maharaj is the King of Kings how can we show respect?
TASK: Write down as many ideas as you can.
Some clues.....
Personal Behaviour
On the Move
Head must be covered at all
Shoes and socks must be
Basic standards of personal
hygiene are to be observed
especially relating to
Eating or drinking while in
service is strictly avoided.
Being under the influence of
any intoxicant including
alcohol, tobacco...etc. is strictly
Consuming meat before
entering the Darbar Sahib is
strictly forbidden.
Complete silence is observed
while in Guru's service.
Respectful attitude towards
others who are present.
No Discrimination while
doing Sewa
The room should be kept
The rumalla sahibs that are
used to cover Guru Granth
Sahib Ji are kept clean and
changed daily.
The Guru Granth Sahib Ji is
always placed on a Manji Sahib
(small handmade throne).
A canopy is always placed
over the Guru Granth Sahib Ji.
A Chaur Sahib is provided
besides Guru Granth Sahib Ji
with a small platform to house
the Karah Parshad (sacramental
food) and other offerings.
Everyone should cover their
head and take off their shoes.
Five initiated Sikhs
accompany Guru Granth Sahib
at all times when travelling
Another Sikh does Chaur
Sahib seva
One Singh is to go ahead of
Satguru and sprinkle water or
wet flower petals.
The Main Singh carrying the
Guru must put a clean Rumalla
on his Turban before carefully
and with respect placing the
Guru on this Rumalla. At all
times, the Guru should be
covered with a small Rumalla
so that the Guru's Sarop is
always fully "covered".
Also the Sikh carrying Guru
Granth Sahib should have
"Keshi Ishnaan" or washed hair
to show respect.
There should be recitation of
"Waheguru" at all times.
No one sits on a higher
platform than the Guru.
No one is to come in front of
guruji without his or her head
Smallest Saroop....
The LIVING Guru???
Guru Jee is...
Watch the video carefully and be conscious of how the Guru’s Sikhs respect and love
The King of Kings...
Reflection Time....
What a powerful video....FULL of EMOTION and LOVE.
Let’s go and sit with Maharaj for 5 minutes and reflect on the
video content. How can you build your relationship with
Maharaj? Think back to your 3 targets.
Stand up for TRUE
Stay seated for FALSE
There is a saroop of Shri Guru Granth Sahib Jee Maharaj is written in
Other languages include Panjabi, Sanskrit, Sindhi, Western
Panjabi/Lehndi, Arabic, Persian, Gujrati, Marathi, Eastern Hindi,
Western Hindi, and Eastern Apabhramsa.
Shri Guru Har Rai Jee contributed 3 bania to Shri Guru Granth Sahib
Jee Maharaj?
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
The Damdama Vaali Bir was dictated by Shri Guru Gobind Singh Jee
This is the volume dictated by Guru Gobind Singh at Damdama Sahib
to Bhai Mani Singh Jee. In it, Guru Gobind Singh Jee included the
Shabads of Shri Guru Teg Bahadur Jee. The volumes of the Siri Guru
Granth Sahib which preside over our Gurdwaras now are copies of
this edition
Shri Guru Granth Sahib Jee Maharaj has 1433 angs and 32 raags?
1430 ANGS
Bhagats have also contributed to Shri Guru Granth Sahib Jee?
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
Who is this?
The Dalai Lama who said:
.... "Guru Granth Sahib
enshrines the message of
universal brotherhood and
good of all mankind."
Pearl Buck- Nobel Prize
.... I have studied the scriptures of the great
religions, but I do not find elsewhere the same
power of appeal to the heart and mind as I find here
in these volumes. They are compact in spite of their
length, and are a revelation of the vast reach of the
human heart, varying from the most noble concept
of God, to the recognition and indeed the insistence
upon the practical needs of the human body. There is
something strangely modern about these scriptures
and this puzzles me until I learned that they are in
fact comparatively modern, compiled as late as the
16th century, when explorers were beginning to
discover that the globe upon which we all live is a
single entity divided only by arbitrary lines of our
own making. Perhaps this sense of unity is the source
of power I find in these volumes. They speak to a
person of any religion or of none. They speak for the
human heart and the searching mind. ...
If you need help.....
“Whosoever wishes to find (Behold) God, let him search Him in Sri
Guru Granth Sahib....Where ever five Sikhs are assembled together,
there will I be present”.
What is Shabad?
Shabad = The Word (sound)
Guru Nanak Dev Jee was asked by
Siddhs…who is you Guru (Teacher)? Guru
Jee replied:
sbdu gurU suriq Duin cylw ]
The Shabad is the Guru, upon whom I lovingly focus my
consciousness; I am the chaylaa, the disciple.
How can Shabad be the Guru?
kIqw pswau eyko kvwau ]
You created the vast expanse of the Universe with
One Word!
auqpiq prlau sbdy hovY ]
Creation and destruction happen through the Word of
the Shabad.
nwm ky Dwry KMf bRhmMf ]
The Naam (the word) is the Support of the earth
and solar systems.
Doing Katha and
listening to it is
another one of Guru
Gobind Singh Jee’s
52 Hukams.
Katha gives us spiritual guidance. It also explains Sikh
Ethihaas to us. Katha is available in Panjabi and English.
Learning the correct
pronunciation of
Gurbani, as well as
learning who to read
Gurbani is very
Reciting Keertan is
one of Guru Gobind
Singh Jee’s 52
Guru Jee says... kljug mih kIrqnu prDwnw ]
In this Dark Age of Kali Yuga, the Kirtan of the Lord's Praises
are most sublime and exalted.
Whose Sikhs are we… really?
Guru Gobind Singh Jee
doing katha & Bhai
Suthra Jee
Building a relationship with Guru Granth Sahib
Vaheguru Jee gave us 2 ears and only 1 mouth…so we should
listen two times more than we talk 
A Shabad from Sri Guru Granth Sahib Jee will be played 3
First time...just listen to the Shabad
Second & Third time...pick out as many words as you can and
write them down
Now...try to see if you can put any meanings to the words
you wrote down
Guru Arjan Dev Jee
Guru Arjan Dev Jee wrote
the Aad Granth, he had so
much respect and love for
the Aad Granth that he
would sleep on the floor
himself and put Sri Aad
Granth on his bed.
Guru Arjan Dev Jee doing Chaur Sahib
over Sri Aad Granth.
Satkar and Devotion for Maharaj
Our Guru.....
Guru Jee deserves Satkar. For they are the King of Kings. Please
make the extra effort to Ensure you keep Satkar at home.
Start and continue to build your relationship with Maharaaj in
any positive way you can. Keep up your 3 targets from last
lesson and do an ardas to Maharaj to help you.
Take One step towards the Guru, and the Guru will take a
Thousand steps towards you...
ELC: Every Lesson Counts
Take One step towards the Guru, and the Guru will take a Thousand
steps towards you...
This is Bob from Planet Zog.
He would like to get into Sikhi.
TASK: On your worksheet write as
many steps as you can think of that
Bob could take to get closer to
Homework: Produce a leaflet which
highlights how we can maintain satkar
for Guru Jee. You can focus on:
Gurdwara Sahib
Use lots of images and facts so we can
give these leaflets out to people.

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