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a question about numbering system in Guru Granth Sahib


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:wink: Waheguru ji ka Khalsa, Waheguru ji ki Fateh

Someone told me on another forum, that there is a numbering system in Sri Guru Granth Sahib, that prevents any changes from being made.

Does anyone know about it?

Cos it wud be a good security feature on things.

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at the beggining of each collection of verses it is stated whether theres chaupadas or astapadas.... chaupadas explain that the hymns are of four verses... and ashtapadas are in verses of eight... this prevents any addition of any more hymms, u will know that there are 4 or 8 verses ahead.... like sukhsingh im not too sure, but thats as much as i can explain... sorry :cry:

bhul chuk maaf

fateh ji

btw im movin this over to "sikh questions n answers" :)

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its hard to explain, just look thru the SGGS and u will realise it - each couplet is numbered 1 2 3 4 etc, till the end of the piece of bani where the number of couplets and a additional running total are added.

the rule is "broken" at the beginning and the end of the guru granth sahib (japji and ragmalla, if that is the end, that is). also the rule of adding an author is also "broken" for the beginning of japji and ragmalla.

very clever system, is all i can say.

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