Saturday, July 01, 2006
Guru Arjan Dev Ji preparing Adi Granth Sahib Ji, inscribed by Bhai Gurdas Ji

A beautiful painting of Guru Arjan Dev Maharaj, dictating Bhai Gurdas Ji while compiling the Adi Granth Sahib Ji.

The Harmindar Sahib (Golden temple) was completed in 1601. Guru Arjan Dev Ji decided to enshrine the spiritual wisdom of the Gurus and saints in a holy scripture which would be installed in the Harmindar Sahib. A monumental task undertook with complete humility, Guru Ji collected the hymns of the preceding Gurus and those of Hindu and Muslim saints and added his own and compiled the Adi Granth Sahib Ji.

A total of 5894 hymns in 1430 pages, of which 976 are of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, 61 by Guru Angad Dev Ji, 907 by Guru Amar Das Ji 679 by Guru Ram Das Ji , 2216 by Guru Arjan Dev ji and 937 by Hindu and Muslim Bhagats /saints and bards. Later Guru Gobind Singh Ji added 118 hymns of Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji.

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  • At Monday, July 03, 2006, Blogger Lalit Singh

    hi puneet
    good job!!
    i have been looking for the mp3 of the shabd "Mere Gobind Apna Naam Deho"
    Do you have it?

  • At Tuesday, July 04, 2006, Blogger Khalsa@Cisco

    "Three things have been put into the vessel- truth, patience, and meditation.
    The ambrosial Name of God, the support of all, hath also been put therein.
    He who eateth and digesteth it, shall be saved.
    This provision should never be abandoned; ever clasp it to your hearts.
    By remembering God's feet, we cross the world of Maya; Nanak, everything is extension of God."

    (Mundawni Mohalla 5, p-1429)

    Thanks For sharing Puneet ji!..
    What a wonderful example of humility was portrayed by Panjvi Patshahi...
    ...When Baba Mohan (Guru Amar Das' son) refused to give the 2 pothis to Guruji,.. Guruji sat at the street below Mohan's attic serenading him on his tambura. Upon hearing the hymns sung by Guru Maharaaj, Baba Mohan came downstairs with the pothis and presented these to Guruji. As says the Gurbilas, the pothis were placed on a palanquin bedecked with precious stones. The Sikhs carried it on their shoulders and Guru Arjun walked behind barefoot. He refused to ride his horse, saying that the pothis were the very spirit of the four Gurus—his predecessors.

  • At Tuesday, July 04, 2006, Blogger Puneet Kaur

    Thank you Abhijit for sharing such a beautiful sakhi!

    I shall look up the shabad that you have mentioned...Waheguroo another beautiful shabad!

    Guru Rakha

  • At Wednesday, July 12, 2006, Blogger freak_krits

    sat sriakal di :)
    u have an awesome blog.. it seems u are one of the person sent by gurunanakji himself!
    May waheguru fulfill all ur dreams and sort out all ur problems :)

    keep blogging !!!
    take care
    ( u surely have a wonderful brother... he's a true friend.. i mean one who can be classified into 'a friend in need is a friend indeed' )

  • At Wednesday, July 12, 2006, Blogger Puneet Kaur

    Fateh Singhji

    u could check up for the shabad on,, to name a few.

  • At Wednesday, July 12, 2006, Blogger Puneet Kaur


    Thank u for ur kind words.i really appreciate such warmth!

    re my brother yeah he's definetely a friend indeed!and am lucky to be his sis:)

  • At Wednesday, July 12, 2006, Blogger Sikhi Seeker

    Thanks Puneet ji for the info and Abhijeet ji for that wonderful saakhi!

    Puneet ji, the shabad that plays on visiting your blog is you have a direct link for it as well?


  • At Thursday, July 13, 2006, Blogger Puneet Kaur

    Fateh Seeker ji,

    The shabad can be downloaded from, under Bhai Harjinder Singh(Srinagar wale)!

    meanwhile Guru Rakha

  • At Thursday, July 13, 2006, Blogger freak_krits

    :) yea..
    May God bless you all and ur family too...
    take care

  • At Thursday, September 27, 2007, Blogger Shrinivas Tilak

    Hi Puneet:

    October 2008 will mark the 300th anniversary of the "Declaration of the Granth as the Guru." As someone interested in hermeneutics my question is what is the hermeneutical significance of Guru Gobind Singh's action. Did his action invest semantic autonomy to the Granth itself thereby doing away with the need for the appearance of future Gurus?

  • At Thursday, October 04, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous

    Guru Gobind Singh Ji passed on Guruship to "Guru Granth" and "Guru Panth". Physical appearance was never Guru of Sikhs.
    This Shabad is by Guru Nanak Dev Ji in Raag Raamkalee on Pannaa 942

    Even Guru Arjan Dev Ji said on compilation of Adi Granth

    This Shabad is by Guru Arjan Dev Ji in Raag Saarang on Pannaa 1226

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