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Thursday
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2024

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.

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.

In this composition, Baba Sundar records the last instructions from Guru Amardas Sahib for the Sikhs to observe when the Guru departs. These instructions cover spiritual and social guidance, interwoven with a historical narration.

'Sadd' refers to an invitation, a call, or a heartfelt cry, particularly within the Panjabi culture, where it invokes the imagery of calling out loudly to a loved one. When Guru Amardas Sahib (1479-1574 CE) realized that the time had come for him to leave the earthly realm, he sent an invitation to his family and disciples, conveying the message of his departure as per the call from IkOankar (the Divine).

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Jasleen Kaur

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Jasleen Kaur is a Research Associate at the Sikh Research Institute. She has received a Religious Studies B.A./M.A. from the University of Virginia, focusing on South Asian Religions through the lens of literature and poetry.

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