In today’s divisive world, the message flowing from the Guru Granth Sahib is needed more than ever. This project aspires to make the Guru Granth Sahib accessible to English speakers globally.
As the Sikh Panth (Collective) has diversified and the Diaspora spans the globe, we are searching for a link that will connect the entire community. On the 550th anniversary of the Prakash Purab (Illumination Day) of Guru Nanak Sahib, the Sikh Research Institute (SikhRI) re-commits itself to follow ...more
Asa Ki Var
Out of the twenty-two vars recorded in the Guru Granth Sahib, Asa Ki Var is one such spiritually impactful var, that mentors an ordinary person to become Divine-like (an enlightened being full of Divi ...more
This Sabad, revealed by Guru Nanak Sahib, is recorded under the title ‘Arti’ on page 663 of Guru Granth Sahib. It has a total of four stanzas. Another stanza of ‘rahau’ (refrain or pause) is separatel ...more
There are two compositions recorded in the Guru Granth Sahib under the title ‘Barah Maha’ (a poetic genre based on the twelve months). The first, revealed by Guru Nanak Sahib, is recorded on pages 110 ...more
This Sabad revealed by Guru Arjan Sahib is recorded on page 763 of the Guru Granth Sahib under the title ‘Gunvanti.’ It has only one stanza of thirteen lines. On the preceding page there are two other ...more
On pages 762 to 763 of the Guru Granth Sahib, three Sabads are recorded together under the titles ’Kuchaji,’ ’Suchaji’ and ’Gunvanti.’ The first two Sabads are revealed by Guru Nanak Sahib, and the th ...more
Salok Mahala 9
In the Guru Granth Sahib, 57 saloks of Guru Teghbahadar Sahib (1621-1675) are recorded under the title ‘Salok Varan Te Vadik,’ from pages 1426 to 1429. In the prevalent vocabulary, these saloks are al ...more
Bani In the Guru Granth Sahib, five Sabads are recorded under the title ‘Sohila’ from pages 12 to 13. A note ‘sohila panc sabad’ (Sohila comprising five Sabads) or ‘sohila arti panc sabad’ (Sohila Ar ...more
Following the Sabad ‘Kuchaji,’ also on page number 762-763 of the Guru Granth Sahib is this ten-line Sabad by Guru Nanak Sahib recorded under the title ‘Suchaji.’ It has only one stanza of ten lines. ...more
Mahala 9, Rag Asa
This Sabad revealed by Guru Teghbahadar Sahib (1621-1675) is recorded on page 411 of the Guru Granth Sahib. It is revealed in Rag Asa (a musical mode). The Sabad explains that the human mind always stays engrossed in vices like greed, due to which it wanders in all ten directions. In this fallen state of mind, only the praise of IkOankar can become one’s support. Coming soon!