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
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
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
'Barah Maha' is a poetic genre based on the twelve months. It depicts the pain of ‘spiritual separation’ and ‘union’ of a seeker with IkOankar, through the imagery of a husband and wife in the backdrop of the changing geographic scenes, months, and seasons of Panjab. Coming soon!