10 Interesting Facts about Guru Granth Sahib

Have you ever heard about Guru Granth Sahib? Do you know about religion Sikhism? No, the holy book of the Sikhism will be explained on Facts about Guru Granth Sahib. Prayer, songs, and his hymns are the content of the holy book. Guru Granth Sahib is believed to be living Guru for Sikhs. Besides, Guru Granth Sahib is also known as Sach Khand or the pure Heaven. Here are ten interesting facts about Guru Granth Sahib.

Facts about Guru Granth Sahib 1: The youngest religions

Sikhism become the youngest religions in the world. It also become the fifth largest religion in the world.

Facts about Guru Granth Sahib 2: Guru Nanak Dev

Guru Nanak Dev is the first of the ten Sikh Gurus. He is also the founder of Sikhism. Guru Nanak Dev was born on October 20, 1469 in Nankana Sahib, in Punjab and died on September 7, 1539. He found the Sikhism in the 16th century in Punjab district or known as India and Pakistan.

Guru Nanak Dev
Guru Nanak Dev

Facts about Guru Granth Sahib 3: The followers of Sikhism

Approximately, there are 20 million followers of Sikhism around the world. Most of them live in the Punjab and UK.

Facts about Guru Granth Sahib 4: The Gurdwara

The Gurdwara is a place where the Sikh do of worship. Gurdwara also means gateway to the Guru. The services are usually held on Sunday and shared meal is the last step for ending the service. Sharing meal is also known as a Langar. Chants and prayers or Keertan are done in the Gurdwara. There are four doors in the Gurdwara which means that it its open to all.

The Gurdwara
The Gurdwara

Facts about Guru Granth Sahib 5: A good life

Sikhs believe that they have to act in a good way in their life. There are some ways to lead a good life of them, including believe in God at all times, be honest and work hard, treat everyone in a good way, serve others, and be generous.

Facts about Guru Granth Sahib 6: The name of the holy book

Guru, Granth, and Sahib are the three words of the holy book’s name. Guru means teacher in Sanskrit language. Granth means book in the Hindi word. Whereas Sahib means master in the Urdu language. So, the meaning of Guru Granth Sahib is a Master Book by the Teacher. Under a canopy at the end of the temple is the location where the holy book is placed. It also become the only holy book which is written by teachers of other faith.

Guru Granth Sahib
Guru Granth Sahib

Facts about Guru Granth Sahib 7: The activities that Sikhs do not believe

Ritualism, fasting, alcohol, superstitions, drug, caste system, and smoking are the activities that Sikhs do not believe.

Facts about Guru Granth Sahib 8: Khanda

Khanda is the symbol or emblem of Sikhism. The Khanda, The Chakkar, and Two Crossed Kirpans (swords) are the three symbols to make the Khanda. A double edged sword is the symbol of the Khanda. Whereas a circle is a symbol of the Chakkar.


Facts about Guru Granth Sahib 9: Major Festivals

There are many major festivals of Sikhism, including Hola Mohalla (February/ March), Barsakhi (March/ April), Diwali (October).

Facts about Guru Granth Sahib 10: The “Nishan Sahib”

The Nishan Sahib is the flag of Sikhism. The color of it is saffron yellow and the shape is triangular. Besides, there is Khanda in the center of flag. The Nishan Sahib is usually flies in the Gurdwara.

 The "Nishan Sahib"
The “Nishan Sahib”


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