The Guru Granth
Sahib, or Adi Sri Guru Granth Sahib, is the holy scripture
and the final Guru of the Sikhs. It is a voluminous
text of 1430 pages, compiled and composed during the
period of Sikh Gurus, from 1469 to 1708. It is a collection
of hymns or bhajans, which describe what God is like
and the right way to live. Guru Gobind Singh (1666-1708),
the tenth of the Sikh Gurus, affirmed the sacred text
Adi Granth as his successor, terminating the line of
human Gurus, and elevating the text to Guru Granth Sahib.
Thenceforward the text remained the holy scripture of
the Sikhs, regarded as the living embodiment of the
Ten Gurus. The role of Guru Granth Sahib, as a source
or guide of prayer, is pivotal in worship in Sikhism.
The Adi Granth was first compiled by the fifth Sikh
guru, Guru Arjan Dev (1563-1606), from hymns of the
first five Sikh gurus and other great saints of the
Hindu and Muslim traditions. After the demise of the
tenth Sikh guru many handwritten copies were prepared
for distribution by Baba Deep Singh.
(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guru_Granth_Sahib)
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