Prayer Time..... Takhat Sachkand Sri Hazur Sahib History of the Takhat It was here where Shri Guru Gobind Singh Jee Maharaj took his last breath..... And left his physical form to merge with the Almighty Akaal Purkh Angitha Sahib The inside central room is called Angitha Sahib where Shri Guru Gobind Singh Jee was cremated. Who is this??? Maharaja Ranjit Singh Jee A Gurudwara was constructed by Maharaja Ranjit Singh ji at the site where Guru Gobind Singh ji breathed his last. It took 5 years to complete (18321837) and is adorned with marble and gold. It is revered as "Sachkhand Sri Hazur Abchal Nagar Sahib". History of the Takhat Takhat Sachkand Shri Hazur Sahib Guru Gobind Singh ji, while conferring Guruship on Shri Guru Granth Sahib Jee, through a hukamnama had named Nanded region as Abchalnagar (steadfast city). The word Sachkhand (region of Truth) was used to mean the abode of God. Who is this??? Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Sadhu Madho Dass was baptized to Sikhism by Guru Gobind Singh ji and was given a new name – Banda Singh Bahadur. It was this great hero who in the next seven years (1709-1715) gave a sharp turn to the history of Sikhs by shaking the foundation of Mughal Empire in the North-west and paved the way for the liberation of the Punjab in 1764-65 Who is this??? Bhai Daya Singh and Bhai Dharam Singh Jee Bhai Daya Singh and Dharam Singh, two of the Panj Piare (Five beloved Ones) who had offered their heads at the Guru’s call when the Khalsa was created in Kesgarh Fort of Anandpur Sahib on the Baisakhi Day of 1699, and had survived the battle of Chamkaur, subsequently died here. Summary Video Baba Nand Singh Jee On further questioning by Sant Baba Nand Singh Ji the udasi sadhu said, ‘Young lion of Guru Ji, you seem to have a discerning intellect. You are asking me questions that are beyond my comprehension. If you want answers to all your questions then you should go to Sachkhand Sri Hazoor Sahib Ji where the spiritual power of the tenth master, Satguru Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji Maharaj the king of kings and the saint of saints resides’. These words of the sadhu got engraved on Sant Ji’s heart. 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.” 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 Video...... How do people treat royalty? Our Eternal King.............. Summary Video Respect Maharaj is the King of Kings how can we show respect? Hands up please... Some ideas... Respect Personal Behaviour Environment On the Move Other Head must be covered at all times. Shoes and socks must be removed. Basic standards of personal hygiene are to be observed especially relating to cleanliness Eating or drinking while in service is strictly avoided. Being under the influence of any intoxicant including alcohol, tobacco...etc. is strictly forbidden. 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 clean 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 covered. The LIVING Guru??? Smallest Saroop.... Stand up for TRUE Stay seated for FALSE There is a saroop of Shri Guru Granth Sahib Jee Maharaj is written in Arabic? TRUE: 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? FALSE 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 The Damdama Vaali Bir was dictated by Shri Guru Gobind Singh Jee Maharaj? TRUE 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? FALSE: 1430 ANGS 31 RAAGS Bhagats have also contributed to Shri Guru Granth Sahib Jee? TRUE 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”. Letters to Maharaj... TASK: Write a letter to maharaj and try to include the following: What you learnt today? How you feel about maharaj? How does he help you? How would you like to get closer to maharaj? How can he help you further on the path of Sikhi? What are your Sikhi targets? You can include pictures too All letters will be displayed and most heartfelt ones will win prizes once read in assembly. 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”.