ĀDi Granth - Research Article from Encyclopedia of Religion

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ĀDI GRANTH ("first book") is the earliest scripture of the Sikhs; the second scripture is the Dasam Granth ("tenth book"). The Ādi Granth is an anthology of medieval religious poetry, relating to the radical school of the Bhaki Movement. Those whose verses are included in it lived between the twelfth and the seventeenth century CE. The Granth was compiled by Gurū Arjan Dev in 1604 at Amritsar, utilizing the material already collected by Gurū Nānak, the founder of Sikhism, and Gurū Amar Dās, third gurū of the Sikhs, who also made several of his own additions. Bhāī Gurdās was the scribe. The scripture was installed as the Gurū Granth Sāheb in the Harī Mandir (Golden Temple) by the gurū himself; the first high priest (granthī) was Bābā Budhā.

The original Granth Sāheb is known as Kartārpur dī b...

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