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Adi Granth

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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


"Adi Granth": L'Adi Granth est une des écritures sacrées du sikhisme. Il a été compilé par Guru Arjan qui l'a terminé en 1604. C'est la base du Guru Granth Sahib. Avant d'être le livre saint des sikhs que l'on retrouve dans tous les Gurdwaras, les temples, des shabads ont été incorporées. De nos jours, les sikhs emploient les deux mots pour désigner le livre saint, le Guru perpétuel, titre conféré en 1708.

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Google previewEncyclopedia of the World's Religions (1997)

by Robert Charles Zaehner

(Adi Granth, p 567). In Guru Nanak's teaching nam simaran is both individual and corporate. Devout Sikhs follow Guru Nanak's lead in rising and bathing before dawn to meditate during the amrit vela (ambrosial hour): ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of the Hindu World (1992)

by Gaṅgā Rām Garg

While the Dasam Granth is shown reverence, only the Adi Granth is accorded scriptural status and regarded as the 'living' embodiment of all the 10 Gurus. It is considered to be 'the last guru' and as such it is known as the Guru Granth, for the ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Sikhism (2005)

by W. H. McLeod

ADI GRANTH BANNO RECENSION. In addition to the standard Kartarpur text of the Adi Granth there also exists the Banno recension, which differs from Kartarpur at three significant points and also incorporates some concluding works that ...

Google previewDictionary of Hindu Literature (2000)

by Kuśa Satyendra

Adi Granth ( the Original Book ) The Sikh scriptures, written in the Gurmukhi script . They consist of about 6,000 hymns and poems by various authors, largely composed in the relegious lingua franca of mediaeval northern India known as Sant ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Literature of Empire (2010)

by Mary Ellen Snodgrass

Granth (Adi Granth, Guru Granth) Arjan Dev (1604) The Sikh scripture, the Granth (Book)—also called the Adi Granth (First Book) and Guru Granth (Holy Book)— provides literary evidence of an attempt to syncretize Hinduism with Islam in the ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of World Religions (2008)

by Robert S. Ellwood, Gregory D. Alles

Adi Granth Punjabi for “first book”; the sacred book of the Sikhs. It is also known as the Guru Granth Sahib. The Adi Granth contains almost 6,000 ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh (2006)

by Om Gupta

The Adi Granth is often — incorrectly — used to refer to the ...

Google previewA Popular Dictionary of Sikhism (2005)

Sikh Religion and Philosophy by W. Owen Cole, Piara Singh Sambhi

Thusthe Adi Granth isaway ofexpressing the belief that Sikhism didnot begin withtheministry ofGuruNanak but hasits origins ineternity. The eternal wordshabad hasbeen incorporated in thebook (Granth). Sincethe time when guruship was ...

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