What is Adi Granth?

  • (noun): The principal sacred text of Sikhism contains hymns and poetry as well as the teachings of the first five gurus.
    Synonyms: Granth, Granth Sahib

Adi Granth

Adi Granth (or Aad Granth, literally "the FIRST/Beginning scripture" - as in the Mool Mantar; "Aad Sach, Jug Aad Sach", True in the Beginning, True for All time) is the early compilation of the Sikh Scriptures by Sri Guru Arjan Dev Ji, the fifth Sikh Guru, in 1604. This Granth ("collection of bani") is the Holy Scripture of the Sikhs. The tenth Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh added further holy Shabads to this Granth during the period 1704 to 1706. Then in 1708, before his death, Guru Gobind Singh affirmed the Adi Granth as the perpetual Guru of the Sikhs and the Granth then became known as the Sri Guru Granth Sahib.

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Mul Mantar
... is the first composition in the Sikh holy book, the Adi Granth ... The Mul Mantar is the first composition of Guru Nanak and the origin of the Adi Granth ... The Adi Granth begins with the Mul Mantar and it occurs more than one hundred times throughout the text ...
Adi Granth - Reverence and Respect
... The Granth Sahib rested on a seat under the canopy, whereas the Guru and the Sikhs slept on the ground ... A disciple had to be chosen to take charge of the Granth Sahib ... The Granth Sahib was ceremonially installed in the center of the inner sanctuary on Bhadon Sudi 1, 1661 sK/1 September 1604 ...
Sikhi - Scripture - Adi Granth
... The Ādi Granth was compiled primarily by Bhai Gurdas under the supervision of Guru Arjan Dev between the years 1603 and 1604 ...