Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The Book, that is, the Scriptures, of the Sikhs, containing the hymns composed or compiled by their leaders from Nanak (1469–1538) onward.

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  • n. the principal sacred text of Sikhism contains hymns and poetry as well as the teachings of the first five gurus

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  • "Whatsoever ye shall ask of it, it will show you" he said, and in obedience to his command the book is still invested with a kind of personality and known as Granth Sahib.

    Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch, Vol. 2

  • Sikhs pray together on equal footing in gurdwaras, or temples, through which reverberate chanted verses from the sacred book known as the Granth

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  • Their sacred books, called the "Granth" (the original of which is preserved and venerated in the great temple of Amritsar) consists of two parts: "Adi Granth", the first book or book of Nanak, with later additions compiled by the fifth guru, "Arjoon, and with subsequent additions from later gurus down to the ninth, and contributions by various disciples and devotees; secondly," The Book of the Tenth

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 13: Revelation-Stock

  • Their dead leaders are to be saluted simply by the watchword "Hail guru" and the only material object to be outwardly reverenced is the "Granth", or sacred book.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 13: Revelation-Stock

  • In practice, however, this reverence seems to have degenerated into a superstitious worship of the "Granth"; and even a certain vague divinity is attributed to the ten gurus, each of whom is supposed to be reincarnation of the first of the line, their original founder -- for the Hindu doctrine of transmigration of souls was retained even by Nanak himself, and a certain amount of pantheistic language occurs in parts of the sacred hymns.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 13: Revelation-Stock

  • Their preacher reads passages from the "Granth" and prays to their god, who may be reached through the intercession of Nanak Shah, his prophet and their redeemer.

    India, Its Life and Thought

  • This book is called "Granth," and is generally spoken of as "Granth Sahib," which we may translate as "Mr. Book"!

    India, Its Life and Thought

  • That is, they give it a dignity and a personality which is unique in any faith; and the Golden Temple is largely used as the receptacle of the "Granth," of which they keep a few copies protected by covers, which, however, they remove in order to show them to us as we pass by.

    India, Its Life and Thought

  • Their preacher reads passages from the "Granth" and prays to their God, who may be reached through the intercession of Nanak Shah, his prophet and their redeemer.

    Modern India

  • His theories and sermons are embraced in a volume known as the "Granth," the Sikh Bible, which teaches the highest standard of morality, purity and courage, and appeals especially to the nobler northern races of India.

    Modern India

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