The Guru Granth Sahib Project

The Guru Granth Sahib Project

In an era filled with desecration, distortion, and disconnection, this project was initiated to provide a greater opportunity for everyone to develop a personal relationship with the Guru Granth Sahib. SikhRI recruited an international team of specialists and subject matter experts to begin a process of "transcreation," composition by composition, beginning with Asa Ki Var. Transcreation is the process of developing meaningful interpretation, while providing content in both modern Panjabi and English. SikhRI's transcreation process is meant to generate a rich context to illuminate the language, aesthetics, musicology, history, culture, and philosophy contained within the Guru Granth Sahib.

Videos

Thursday
,
16
May
2024

Explore Antam Sanskar (Funeral Ceremony)

Funeral ceremonies are significant in human culture and differ significantly across regions and religions. In the Sikh culture, the funeral ceremony emphasizes the belief in life's impermanence, the significance of commemorating the departed...

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Thursday
,
25
April
2024

Explore Alahania (Mahala 3)

Just like the Alahania revealed by Guru Nanak Sahib, this composition revealed by Guru Amards Sahib also illustrates the impermanence of the material world and inspires the mind towards a perpetual connection with IkOankar (the Divine).

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Thursday
,
28
March
2024

Explore Alahania (Mahala 1)

Alahani is a mournful or sorrowful Panjabi folk song. When a person dies, friends and relatives usually visit the deceased’s family to share their sorrow and memories of their loved one’s life and deeds.

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Thursday
,
15
February
2024

Explore Sadd

Revealed to Baba Sundar, the great-grandson of Guru Amardas Sahib, Sadd holds great significance in the Sikh funeral ceremony and is recited during final rites.

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Thursday
,
18
January
2024

Explore Anand Sahib (Stanzas 31-40)

This composition explores the idea of bliss and how to achieve it. In the Sikh tradition, Anand Sahib is of such great significance that the entire composition or a portion (first five pauris and last pauri) is recited or sung to conclude all...

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Thursday
,
21
December
2023

Explore Anand Sahib (Stanzas 21-30)

This composition explores the idea of bliss and how to achieve it. In the Sikh tradition, Anand Sahib is of such great significance that the entire composition or a portion (first five pauris and last pauri) is recited or sung to conclude...

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Wednesday
,
1
September
2021

The 4 Sabads of So Purakhu - Guru Granth Sahib Project

Guru Granth Sahib Project's Harpreet Kaur reflects working on the So Purakhu Bani.

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Thursday
,
16
September
2021

Guru Teghbahadar Sahib in Rag Jaitsari - The Guru Granth Sahib Project

​​The Guru Granth Sahib Project is pleased to launch the annotation of three Sabads, Infinite-Wisdom, of Guru Teghbahadar Sahib in Rag (musical mode) Jaitsari. This ancient rag evokes a mood of happiness and bliss.

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Thursday
,
21
October
2021

Guru Teghbahadar Sahib in Rag Tilang & Rag Bilaval - The Guru Granth Sahib Project

The Guru Granth Sahib Project is pleased to launch the annotation of six Sabads, (Infinite-Wisdom) of Guru Teghbahadar Sahib. Three Sabads are in Rag (musical mode) Tilang, and three are in Rag Bilaval.

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Thursday
,
16
December
2021

Guru Teghbahadar Sahib in Rag Dhanasari & Rag Sarang - The Guru Granth Sahib Project

The Guru Granth Sahib Project is pleased to launch the annotation of eight Sabads, (Infinite-Wisdom) of Guru Teghbahadar Sahib. Four Sabads are in Rag Dhanasari (a musical mode), and four are in Rag Sarang. 

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Thursday
,
20
January
2022

Guru Teghbahadar Sahib in Rag Jaijavanti & Rag Basant - The Guru Granth Sahib Project

The Guru Granth Sahib Project is pleased to launch the annotation of nine Sabads (Infinite-Wisdom) of Guru Teghbahadar Sahib. Four Sabads are in Rag Jaijavanti (a musical mode), and five are in Rag Basant. 

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Wednesday
,
16
February
2022

Bani Mahala 9: Rag Gauri - The Guru Granth Sahib Project

The Guru Granth Sahib Project is pleased to launch the annotation of nine Sabads (Infinite-Wisdom) of Guru Teghbahadar Sahib in Rag Gauri. Gauri is a Rag (musical mode) of serious nature, which evokes a thoughtful and reflective mood.

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Articles

Tuesday
,
10
October
2023

Stanza Structure in a Sabad

While reading the Guru Granth Sahib, we encounter various stanza structures within a Sabad, often indicated through corresponding titles on the Sabad. This diversity in stanza structures arises due to variations in the number of lines in the stanzas.

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Tuesday
,
10
October
2023

Stanza Structure in a Sabad

While reading the Guru Granth Sahib, we encounter various stanza structures within a Sabad, often indicated through corresponding titles on the Sabad. This diversity in stanza structures arises due to variations in the number of lines in the stanzas.

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Podcasts

Thursday
,
23
May
2024

Explore Antam Sanskar (Funeral Ceremony)

The Sikh funeral ceremony is crucial to Sikh culture as it emphasizes the belief in the impermanence of life, the significance of commemorating the departed with affection and admiration, and establishing a connection with IkOankar (the Divine).

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Thursday
,
2
May
2024

Explore Alahania (Mahala 3)

Alahani, a sorrowful Punjabi folk song, emphasizes the belief in IkOankar, the all-powerful force behind existence.

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Thursday
,
4
April
2024

Explore Alahania (Mahala 1)

Revealed to Baba Sundar, the great-grandson of Guru Amardas Sahib, Sadd holds great significance in the Sikh funeral ceremony and is recited during final rites.

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Thursday
,
22
February
2024

Explore Sadd

Revealed to Baba Sundar, the great-grandson of Guru Amardas Sahib, Sadd holds great significance in the Sikh funeral ceremony and is recited during final rites.

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Thursday
,
25
January
2024

Explore Anand Sahib (Stanzas 31-40)

In the Sikh tradition, Anand Sahib is of such great significance that the entire composition or a portion (first five pauris and last pauri) is recited or sung to conclude all congregational and private ceremonies.

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Sunday
,
14
January
2024

Explore Rag Gauri

The Guru Granth Sahib Project is pleased to launch the annotation of nine Sabads (Infinite-Wisdom) of Guru Teghbahadar Sahib in Rag Gauri. Gauri is a Rag (musical mode) of serious nature, which evokes a thoughtful and reflective mood.

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Friday
,
30
October
2020

The Guru Granth Sahib Project — Live Webinar

Our panel discusses the newly launched Guru Granth Sahib Project. The Project states that, although there are Gurbani translations available in Panjabi text belonging to the early twentieth century by many celebrated Sikh giants, and some in English from recent times, there is a need for a fresh perspective for contemporary audiences. The project aims to make the Guru Granth Sahib accessible to English speakers globally via technology. Our lead Researchers discuss the challenges in creating this work, their transcreation process, and how these translations may differ from others.

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Thursday
,
7
December
2023

Explore Anand Sahib (Stanzas 1-10)

Delve into the profound wisdom behind the word 'anand,' as the Guru emphasizes that genuine bliss originates from eternal Wisdom, guiding seekers toward a joyful transformation. 

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Friday
,
15
December
2023

Explore Anand Sahib (Stanzas 11-20)

Stanzas eleven to twenty of Anand Sahib by Guru Amardas Sahib delve into the pursuit of bliss, a concept of great significance in the Sikh tradition. Discover the joy within and experience the resonance of Rag Ramkali. Embrace the journey towards bliss...

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Tuesday
,
9
January
2024

Explore Anand Sahib (Stanzas 21-30)

This composition explores the idea of bliss and how to achieve it. In the Sikh tradition, Anand Sahib is of such great significance that the entire composition or a portion (first five pauris and last pauri) is recited or sung to conclude all...

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Sunday
,
14
January
2024

Explore Rag Gauri

The Guru Granth Sahib Project is pleased to launch the annotation of nine Sabads (Infinite-Wisdom) of Guru Teghbahadar Sahib in Rag Gauri. Gauri is a Rag (musical mode) of serious nature, which evokes a thoughtful and reflective mood.

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Thursday
,
25
January
2024

Explore Anand Sahib (Stanzas 31-40)

In the Sikh tradition, Anand Sahib is of such great significance that the entire composition or a portion (first five pauris and last pauri) is recited or sung to conclude all congregational and private ceremonies.

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