Definitions for "Guru Granth Sahib"
Keywords:  sikh, granth, sahib, scripture, gobind
Guru Granth Sahib is a Granth (book) originally compiled by the Fifth Guru and named as Adi Granth, and later recompiled by all the gurus that followed him. Guru Granth Sahib was appointed as the Eleventh Guru by Tenth Guru, Guru Gobind Singh. It is the ultimate teacher of the Sikhs. More detailed information can be found at
See 'Adi Granth'
(Punjabi) In Sikhism: The principal scripture containing devotional compositions written by the Sikh gurus and recorded during their lifetimes. It also contains hymns by Hindu and Muslims. Written in Sanskrit, Persian, Hindi and Punjabi, the compositions are set in rhymed couplets. It is printed in Gurmukhi script, an alphabet adapted by the second guru, Guru Angad, for the Punjabi language. It has standardized pagination, all copies having 1,430 pages. When closed it is wrapped in an elegant cloth ( rumal). It is opened only under a canopy ( chanani) and is then protected with a ceremonial flywhisk ( chauri).