Guru Arjan Sahib

Guru Arjan

Guru Arjan Sahib epitomized service and Self-sacrifice. He willingly paid the ultimate price of life, in his endeavor to build a strong Sovereign society of commoners that some historians observe as a State within a State.

Videos

Thursday
,
20
April
2023

Explore Sabads On the Theme of Amrit (Initiation) Ceremony | The Guru Granth Sahib Project

Initiation Ceremony is an important part of many religious traditions worldwide. It often marks a significant milestone in a seeker’s life and is a way of formally admitting a seeker into the religious community.

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Thursday
,
16
March
2023

Explore Sabads On the Theme of Birth & Naming Ceremony | The Guru Granth Sahib Project

The Guru Granth Sahib Project is pleased to launch the annotation of four separate Sabads (compositions) revealed by Guru Arjan Sahib on the theme of Birth.

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Thursday
,
16
February
2023

Explore Mahala 5 Thiti (Part 2)

The Guru Granth Sahib Project is pleased to launch the annotation of pauris (stanzas) nine to seventeen of the composition Thiti by Guru Arjan Sahib under Rag Gauri. Gauri is a rag (musical mode) of serious nature, which evokes a thoughtful...

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Thursday
,
19
January
2023

Explore Mahala 5 Thiti (Part 1)

The Guru Granth Sahib Project is pleased to launch the annotation of the first eight stanzas of the Composition Thiti by Guru Arjan Sahib under Rag Gauri. Gauri is a rag (musical mode) of serious nature, which evokes a thoughtful and reflective mood.

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Thursday
,
21
February
2019

Guru Arjan Sahib in Rag Ramkali | Guru Granth Sahib 885 | Artist: Manjit Singh

Some say Ram-Ram1, some Khuda2. Some serve Gusai3, some Allah4. 1. O’ Cause-Effect, O’ Generous! O’ Gracious! O’ Compassionate! 1. Reflect. Some bathe at pilgrimages, some go to Hajj. Some perform worship, some bow their heads. 2. Some read the Vedas, som

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Friday
,
18
August
2017

Why was Guru Arjan Sahib Martyred?

Why was Guru Arjan Sahib Martyred? A talk by Harinder Singh (Senior Fellow, Research & Policy) in Abbotsford on June 18.

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Sunday
,
9
June
2013

Guru Arjan Sahib: Shabad to Shahadat

Harinder Singh talk about Guru Arjan Sahib's life at the Guru Nanak Mission Centre in Brampton.

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Thursday
,
11
June
2015

Guru Arjan Sahib's Martyrdom

Harinder Singh explains why Guru Arjan Sahib was tortured and martyred. The martyrdom took place under the orders of Emperor Jahangir during the second year of his reign.

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Monday
,
23
January
2017

Guru Arjan Sahib in Rag Majh | Guru Granth Sahib 96

This composition by Guru Arjan Sahib is in Rag Majh. This rag (musical mode) evolved from the folk music of the Majha area of the Panjab. There is no reference to this rag in Indian music. It is only sung in Panjab and is in the Guru Granth Sahib.

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Monday
,
30
January
2017

Guru Arjan Sahib in Rag Majh | Guru Granth Sahib 102

This composition by Guru Arjan Sahib is in Rag Majh. This rag (musical mode) evolved from the folk music of the Majha area of the Panjab. There is no reference to this rag in Indian music. It is only sung in Panjab and is in the Guru Granth Sahib. 

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Monday
,
20
February
2017

Guru Arjan Sahib in Rag Asa | Guru Granth Sahib 404

This composition by Guru Arjan Sahib is in Rag Asa, a musical mode used to evoke a mood of hope, expectation, inspiration, and courage.

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Monday
,
20
March
2017

Guru Arjan Sahib in Sorath Rag | Guru Granth Sahib 617 | Harmandir Sahib

All vegetation contains fire, all milk contains clarified butter.In high and low the Light abides, in every being’s heart is Master-Illusionist. 1. O! True Congregation, in each and every heart abides ‘The One.’

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Articles

Monday
,
12
September
2022

From Pothi to Guru Granth Sahib

Guru Arjan Sahib gifted the eventual Guru Granth Sahib to humanity. Why did the Guru envision it? How did the Guru compile it? What did the Guru curate?

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Wednesday
,
26
August
2020

Light into the Dust

This Sabad (Divine Word), in Rag Tilang of the Guru Granth Sahib, is one of the few Sabads by Guru Arjan Sahib revealed in fluent Persian speech.

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Thursday
,
30
November
2017

All-Enchanting Sabad

“This Divine Narrative of the All-Pervasive is what Guru Arjan Sahib has gifted to humanity.The way to experience divine realization, is revealed in Sabad.”

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Wednesday
,
27
September
2017

ਪ੍ਰਿਅ ਕੀ ਪ੍ਰੀਤਿ ਪਿਆਰੀ ॥ Love of the Beloved is lovely

Sabad is Infinite; we are very finite. This is our understanding at the moment, which was different yesterday and may evolve tomorrow, as we deepen our relationship with the Sabad. 

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Sunday
,
24
September
2017

ਬਰਸੁ ਮੇਘ ਜੀ ਤਿਲੁ ਬਿਲਮੁ ਨ ਲਾਉ ॥ Rain! O’ Revered Cloud! Delay Not Even a Bit

Sabad is Infinite; we are finite. This is our understanding at the moment, which was different yesterday and may evolve tomorrow as we deepen our relationship with the Sabad.

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Monday
,
29
May
2017

Guru Arjan Sahib: The Sovereign-Martyr

Guru Arjan Sahib was martyred as per the orders of Emperor Jahangir on 30 May 1606.

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Tuesday
,
27
September
2016

Today’s Hukam, Darbar Sahib, Amritsar

Sabad is Infinite; we are very finite. This is our understanding at the moment, which was different yesterday and may evolve tomorrow, as we deepen our relationship with the Sabad.

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Tuesday
,
17
January
2017

How May I Visualize Guru Gobind Singh Sahib?

In current times, the world is full of abundant images, pictures, portraits, artworks, and illustrations availing stocks and libraries as well as producing films and animations. What are the most appropriate images of the Guru Sahibs?

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Sunday
,
22
January
2017

My Mind Pines for Guru’s Vision

This composition by Guru Arjan Sahib is in Rag Majh. This rag (musical mode) evolved from the folk music of the Majha area of the Panjab. There is no reference to this rag in Indian music. It is only sung in Panjab and is in the Guru Granth Sahib.

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Monday
,
20
March
2017

Charmer-Divine Permeates all Beings, in Water and on Land

Sabad is Infinite; we are very finite. This is our understanding at the moment, which was different yesterday and may evolve tomorrow, as we deepen our relationship with the Sabad.

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Monday
,
29
May
2017

Guru Arjan Sahib: The Sovereign-Martyr

Guru Arjan Sahib was martyred as per the orders of Emperor Jahangir on 30 May 1606.

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Sunday
,
24
September
2017

ਬਰਸੁ ਮੇਘ ਜੀ ਤਿਲੁ ਬਿਲਮੁ ਨ ਲਾਉ ॥ Rain! O’ Revered Cloud! Delay Not Even a Bit

Sabad is Infinite; we are finite. This is our understanding at the moment, which was different yesterday and may evolve tomorrow as we deepen our relationship with the Sabad.

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Podcasts

Monday
,
19
October
2020

Great is Your Nam

In this episode from the Persian Voice of the Guru Granth Sahib series, Asha Marie Kaur tells us of the Persian linguistic influences of a Sabad by Guru Arjan Sahib. 

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Tuesday
,
29
May
2018

Ep72 - 12 Gurus Series: Guru Arjan Sahib

In a new podcast series The 12 Gurus: From 1469 to Infinity, SikhRI sheds light on the lives and meaning of Gurus in Sikhi. Were they spiritualists and reformers or Divine and Revolutionaries? What lessons can we draw from them?

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Sunday
,
29
January
2017

Slowly and Gently Rains the Immortal Stream

This composition by Guru Arjan Sahib is in Rag Majh. This rag (musical mode) evolved from the folk music of the Majha area of the Panjab. There is no reference to this rag in Indian music. It is only sung in Panjab and is in the Guru Granth Sahib.

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Monday
,
23
January
2017

My Mind Pines for Guru’s Vision

This composition by Guru Arjan Sahib is in Rag Majh. This rag (musical mode) evolved from the folk music of the Majha area of the Panjab. There is no reference to this rag in Indian music. It is only sung in Panjab and is in the Guru Granth Sahib.

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Monday
,
23
January
2017

My Mind Pines for Guru’s Vision

This composition by Guru Arjan Sahib is in Rag Majh. This rag (musical mode) evolved from the folk music of the Majha area of the Panjab. There is no reference to this rag in Indian music. It is only sung in Panjab and is in the Guru Granth Sahib.

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Sunday
,
29
January
2017

Slowly and Gently Rains the Immortal Stream

This composition by Guru Arjan Sahib is in Rag Majh. This rag (musical mode) evolved from the folk music of the Majha area of the Panjab. There is no reference to this rag in Indian music. It is only sung in Panjab and is in the Guru Granth Sahib.

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Tuesday
,
29
May
2018

Ep72 - 12 Gurus Series: Guru Arjan Sahib

In a new podcast series The 12 Gurus: From 1469 to Infinity, SikhRI sheds light on the lives and meaning of Gurus in Sikhi. Were they spiritualists and reformers or Divine and Revolutionaries? What lessons can we draw from them?

LISTEN NOW⟶
Monday
,
19
October
2020

Great is Your Nam

In this episode from the Persian Voice of the Guru Granth Sahib series, Asha Marie Kaur tells us of the Persian linguistic influences of a Sabad by Guru Arjan Sahib. 

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