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Definition of Adi-granth

Adi-granth Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
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1. the principal sacred text of Sikhism contains hymns and poetry as well as the teachings of the first five gurus
(synonym) Granth, Granth Sahib
(hypernym) sacred text, sacred writing, religious writing, religious text
(classification) Sikhism
Adi-granth Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Adi-Granth Sikh sacred scripture {BCW 1:373, 3:177, 182}.
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Guru Granth Sahib (, Punjabi: ਗੁਰੂ ਗਰੰਥ ਸਾਹਿਬ; Hindi: गुरु ग्रन्थ साहिब) is the central religious text of Sikhism, considered by Sikhs to be the final, sovereign guru of the religion. It is a voluminous text of 1430 Angs (pages), compiled and composed during the period of Sikh gurus from 1469 to 1708 and is a collection of hymns (Shabad) or Baani describing the qualities of God and the necessity for meditation on God's nām (holy name). Guru Gobind Singh (1666–1708), the tenth guru, after adding Guru Tegh Bahadur's bani to the Adi Granth affirmed the sacred text as his successor. The text remains the holy scripture of the Sikhs, regarded as the teachings of the Ten Gurus. The role of Guru Granth Sahib Ji, as a source or guide of prayer, is pivotal in Sikh worship. The Adi Granth, the first rendition, was first compiled by the fifth Sikh guru, Guru Arjun (1563–1606), from hymns of the first five Sikh gurus and 15 other great saints, or bhagats, including some from both Hindu and Muslim faiths. Guru Gobind Singh Ji, the tenth Sikh guru added all 115 of Guru Tegh Bahadur's hymns to the Adi Granth, and this second rendition became known as Guru Granth Sahib Ji. After the tenth Sikh guru died, Baba Deep Singh Ji and Bhai Mani Singh Ji prepared many copies of the work for distribution.

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