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Japu Sahib

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Ascribed to Guru Nanak Sahib by the tradition, Japu Sahib is one of the longer Banis comprising of thirty-eight pauris (lit. rung; poetry in verse) and two saloks (lit. praise, a poetic form), uttered in no particular rag. The Bani is important in the Sikh tradition from many aspects. It is central to a Sikh’s daily recital and reflection, besides being a part of the ceremony of khande-ki-pahul (Khalsa initiation ceremony). It also finds mention in every major rahitnama (documents recording Sikh code of conduct) that prescribes daily Sikh routine.

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Japu Sahib

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Ascribed to Guru Nanak Sahib by the tradition, Japu Sahib is one of the longer Banis comprising of thirty-eight pauris (lit. rung; poetry in verse) and two saloks (lit. praise, a poetic form), uttered in no particular rag. The Bani is important in the Sikh tradition from many aspects. It is central to a Sikh’s daily recital and reflection, besides being a part of the ceremony of khande-ki-pahul (Khalsa initiation ceremony). It also finds mention in every major rahitnama (documents recording Sikh code of conduct) that prescribes daily Sikh routine.