of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Jee.

Prayer Time.....
Takhat Sachkand Sri Hazur Sahib
History of the Takhat
It was here where Shri
Guru Gobind Singh Jee
Maharaj took his last
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
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
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
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
“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
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
Our Eternal King..............
Summary Video
Maharaj is the King of Kings how can we show respect?
Hands up please...
Some ideas...
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
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?
Other languages include Panjabi, Sanskrit, Sindhi,
Western Panjabi/Lehndi, Arabic, Persian, Gujrati,
Marathi, Eastern Hindi, Western Hindi, and Eastern
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 Maharaj?
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
.... "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”.

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