The History of the Adi Granth

The Aad Pothi: Guru Nanak through Guru Ram Das
Compiling the Adi Granth:
Guru Arjan
Structure of the Siri Guru Granth Sahib
Installing the Adi Granth
and the First Hukam

Siri Guru Granth Sahib

News Stories on 400th Anniversary


Sikh Millions Gather In Amritsar For Historic Jubilee
Pakistan's Biggest Sikh Jatha Ever, Arrives In Amritsar For Celebrations
Interfaith Spiritual Leaders To Attend Adi Granth Celebrations In Amritsar
Visitors To Get Taste Of Punjabi Hospitality
President Kalam To Visit Amritsar On Tuesday
3 Chetna Marches To Arrive On Monday
Divine Frenzy Spurs Printing Machines


400th Anniversary Adi Granth Celebrations: Preparations, Prime Ministers And 3 Million Devotees - Headline
Pune Sikh Community Celebrates 400 Years Of Guru Granth Sahib, Inaugurates New Gurdwara
PM Reported To Have Big Plan For Amritsar
Gurmat Chetna March Reaches Amritsar
SGPC Wants National Holiday For Celebrations
Shimla To Celebrate 400Th Anniversary Of Guru Granth Sahib


Orphan's Hand-Written Bir to Lead Procession
Sikhs Want Holy Book Back in Golden Temple


Year-Long Adi Granth Anniversary Celebrations Slated
National Committee to Celebrate the 400th Anniversary of Installation of Adi Granth
15,000 Sikhs Mark 400th Anniversary of Holy Scriptures


Photo Gallery: Sikhs Celebrate 400th Anniversary at White House
PM Manmohan Singh, Tibetan Dali Lama Among Scheduled Participants in 400th Adi Granth Anniversary Celebrations
5 Nagar Kirtans to Reach Amritsar in Celebration of Adi Granth 400th Anniversary
SGPC's Appeal to Amritsar Residents


400th Anniversary Sikh Celebration at White House a Success
US Chicago Sikh Community to Celebrate 400th Anniversary of Installation of Adi Granth Sahib


Sikhs Celebrate Siri Guru Granth Sahib at White House


Sikhs Celebrate Siri Guru Granth Sahib at White House

Guru Nanak taught people from every religion to overlook their prejudices of race, cast, gender, and religion, and recognize the light of the One Creator in all. The Shabd Guru technology, embodied in the Siri Guru Granth Sahib is not just for the Sikhs. This technology was given to everyone, so that each human being would have the capacity to attain a deep and personal experience of the religion of his or her own choosing, for we are all created from a common pattern, and every human is filled with the Light of the same Creator.

The Siri Guru Granth Sahib is unique because enlightened beings from all faiths and walks of life contributed their poetry to bring it into being. It cuts across the dividing lines of wealth and poverty, education and lack of education and Muslim and Hindu. It goes beyond our concepts of what is holy, and embodies the essence of the truly holy. It speaks to the heart and soul, not to the mind. It is not a history, nor a collection of parables. It brings together weavers, tanners and cobblers in the bosom of the divine – the flow of the sound current of ecstatic union with the One.

The precursor to the Siri Guru Granth Sahib is known as the Adi Granth. It was created by Guru Arjan Dev ji in the early 1600's. In 1604, Guru Arjan Dev ji completed the compilation of the Adi Granth and, on August 30th, 1604, introduced the Adi Granth to the Sikh community.

To commemorate the 400th anniversary of the Adi Granth, SikhNet is honored to share a little bit of the story of how the Adi Granth was created. The History of the Adi Granth excerpts are from Sri Guru Granth Sahib Darshan written by Dr. Bibiji Inderjit Kaur Khalsa, Bhai Sahiba and Chief Minister for Sikh Dharma International.

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