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Symbolism in the Guru Granth Sahib: The Dog

Tuesday
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2022

In The Guru Granth Sahib, a dog symbolizes faithfulness when domesticated and its propensity to eat filth as a stray animal. 

In The Guru Granth Sahib, a dog symbolizes faithfulness when domesticated and its propensity to eat filth as a stray animal. This also highlights Guru Granth Sahib’s aversion to labeling beings or creatures as inherently good or bad and instead gauging their position or status based on their actions and behavior.

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Surender Pal Singh

Senior Research Associate

Surender Pal Singh is a Senior Research Associate at the Sikh Research Institute. He holds a Master’s degree in Religious Studies and English. 

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