31st August

First Parkash Diwas

Guru Granth Sahib Ji

The first parkash (opening ceremony) was performed in the Golden Temple by Guru Arjan Dev Ji on September 1, 1604. The Guru nominated Bhai Buddha as the custodian of the Granth Sahib. At this time, the Guru bowed before the collection, acknowledging the higher authority of the bani to that personal importance and significance which he possessed as Guru. After this time, he no longer sat at a level above the Granth Sahib, but below it. The Guru also instituted daily public worship at the temple where the Granth was recited all day long to the accompaniment of stringed musical instruments (kirtan).

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31, 2019

First Parkash Diwas

Guru Granth Sahib Ji

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01, 2019

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Guru Ramdas Ji

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12, 2019

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24, 2019

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