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source: http://www.tribuneindia.com/2008/20081104/punjab1.htm#2

Jathedar dispels doubts about Dasam Granth

Varinder Walia

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, November 3

The Jathedar of Takht Hazur Sahib, Giani Kulwant Singh, in his message delivered from Nanded today, called upon the Sikh sangat not to raise any objection over the authenticity of the Dasam Granth.

The message, delivered on the tercentenary of Parlokgaman (when Guru Gobind Singh left for heavenly abode), the Jathedar claimed that the Dasam Granth was the creation of Guru Gobind Singh. He said Guru Gobind Singh was credited with shaping the Sikh dharam and turning timid and oppressed people into brave opponents of tyranny.

Hence, giving due honour and respect to this holy granth was the moral duty of all Sikhs.

It may be mentioned here that the hymns of the Dasam Granth are recited at Takht Hazur Sahib and Takht Patna Sahib simultaneously along with that of with Guru Granth Sahib. The “Mukhwak†(order of the day) is also taken from both granths at Takht Hazur Sahib and Patna Sahib. However, the maryada of all three Takhts in Punjab are different from that prevailing at these two Takhts.

The Dasam Granth has not been fully accepted by the entire Sikh Panth, for they do not fit into a rigid interpretation of the Sikh religion. From 1892 to 1897, eminent scholars assembled at Akal Takht, Amritsar, to study the various printed Dasam Granths and prepare the authoritative version. Some scholars, including certain Sikh organisations, determined that the Dasam Granth was entirely the work of Guru Gobind Singh. The controversy and reluctance to fully accept it has lingered.

Earlier, Akal Takht had directed the Sikh Panth not to touch this sensitive issue till a final decision was taken by the five Sikh high priests on it.

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Granth Sahib teachings still relevant: President

Rs 40-cr centre to be set up at Hazur Sahib

Varinder Walia

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, November 3

President ( of India ) Pratibha Devisingh Patil has appealed to the people to follow the teachings of Guru Granth Sahib for the welfare of mankind. Speaking at a function, organised by the Takht Hazur Sahib Management Committee at Nanded today to mark tercentenary of Parlokgaman of 10th Sikh master (when Guru Gobind Singh went for heavenly abode), she said Guru Gobind Singh worked for the welfare of weaker sections.

The President said Guru Granth Sahib’s teachings were still relevant for the mankind. Talking about Guru Gobind Singh, she said, he was brave and a great philosopher who fought throughout his life for ensuring justice to the downtrodden .

Meanwhile, union home minister Shivraj Vishwanath Patil, while addressing educationists and scholars, said a Rs 40-crore Guru Granth Sahib Centre would be opened in Swami Rama Nand Tirath Marathwara University, Nanded. Being the chairman of the celebrations committee, the minister said the proposed centre would be instrumental in the translation of Guru Granth Sahib into Indian and foreign languages.

Meanwhile, SGPC office-bearers and employees were conspicuous by their absence at the function. However, chairman of the management committee P.S. Pasricha and members of the local Municipal Committee were present at the function.

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I think it's fear, that’s why many Sikh don’t agree with the Sri Dasam Granth as well as many younger generation Sikhs haven’t even heard of it.

That Banis include Hindu Gods and Goddess which can be confusing if you don’t know how to interoperate the scripture. And many, I hate to us this word but in the simplest term, “back word people” (sorry) are so against the Tria – Chritra. Everyone should read it with an open mind – the language is really shocking so you should be ready for that before reading.


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