July 1, 2016
INSTALLATION OF GURU GRANTH SAHIB JI
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In India, Sikhs have occupied an important place and are forming a strongest religious community that is influencing the many around the globe. In Sikh community, there come many festivals that make this religion popular among the people of all religions.
Among the various festivals of this community, Installation of the Scriptures as Guru Granth Sahib is the most sacred and auspicious day. It is one of the Classic simplifications of Sikh history and this Holy Volume was compiled by the fifth Guru of Sikh religion i.e Shri Guru Arjun Dev Ji. This sacred book of Sikh Religion narrates the entire process from the beginning of the transcription of the Holy Volume to its installation in the newly built Harimandir at Amritsar.
The book of Guru Granth Sahib is unique in many different ways. It comprises the wisdom from esteemed members of other religious groups. Today, the sacred collection known as the Adi Granth was officially installed as the 10th and everlasting Guru, named Guru Granth Sahib.
In all the gurudwaras around the globe, every morning Guru Granth Sahib Ji is opened in the center of the Gurdwara and on a raised platform known as a throne; the book is always opened, read and closed ceremonially, with an awning placed above it; and whenever the Guru Granth Sahib is brought into a room, Sikhs stand up to honour its presence.
The book of Guru Granth Sahib includes poems, messages and Banis of all gurus. By reading this one can get a message of equality and truth. Apart from this, there is one God for all; one should speak and live truthfully, and all should live in God’s will/order are some of the teachings that we can learn from the Holy Guru Granth Sahib Ji.