‘Jalau’ displayed at Golden Temple for gurpurb

Updated: Sep 10, 2018 23:32 IST

A view of the ‘Jalau’ (show of splendour) in the sanctum sanctorum at the Golden Temple on the occasion of 414th anniversary of the installation of the Guru Granth Sahib in Amritsar on Monday. (Sameer Sehgal/HT)

Devotees carrying Guru Granth Sahib in a special golden palanquin at the Golden Temple. (Sameer sehgal/ht)

Adi Granth, the holy scripture of the Sikhs, was first compiled by the fifth Sikh Guru, Guru Arjan Dev, in 1604. The tenth guru, Guru Gobind Singh, added holy shabads and the second rendition came to be known as Sri Guru Granth Sahib. ()

In 1708, Guru Gobind Singh conferred the title of ‘Guru of the Sikhs’ upon the Adi Granth. ()

Written in Gurmukhi, the Granth Sahib comprise of nearly 7,000 hymns, with compositions of the Sikhs Gurus: Guru Nanak Dev, Guru Angad Dev, Guru Amar Das, Guru Ram Das, Guru Arjan Dev, Guru Tegh Bahadur and Guru Gobind Singh.. ()

Devotees thronged the Golden Temple to pay obeisance on the occasion of the installation anniversary of Guru Granth Sahib in Amritsar. ()

Guru Arjan installed the original copy (Adi Bir) in the Harimandar Sahib and returned the other copy to Bhai Banno. ()

At the time of installation, the Granth Sahib was placed on the appointed seat, and the Guru slept on the ground by its side. ()

Besides the Gurus, the holy book contains the traditions and teachings of Indian saints such as Ravidas, Ramananda, Kabir and Namdev and two Muslim sufi saints Bhagat Bhikan andSheikh Farid. ()

The Holy Book was taken out in state to the Harimandir and brought by night to rest in the room marked for it by Guru Arjun. The practice continues to this day. ()

Fireworks celebrating the 414th anniversary of installation of Guru Granth Sahib at the Golden Temple. (sameer sehgal/ht)

Devotees lighting lamps with the Golden Temple in the backdrop on Monday. (sameer sehgal/ht)

A splendid view of the illuminated Golden Temple. (sameer sehgal/ht)

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