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Rehat Maryada
According to the current Rehat Maryada published by the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC), every Sikh is expected to recite the
following banis everyday:

Morning: Japji Saheb, Jaap Saheb, Ten Swayyas. Ardas is performed after reciting these banis.

Evening: Rehras Saheb and Ardas.

Night: Kirtan Sohela

JAPJI SAHEB

  • Written by Guru Nanak Dev Ji
  •  This is the first bani in Guru Granth Saheb, also called Adi Granth.
  •  This bani is not assigned to any Raga (most of the bani in Guru Granth Saheb is in various Ragas).
  •  Consists of mool mantra, 38 paurees, and a slok.
  •  This bani is recited in the morning before starting the daily routine.

JAAP SAHEB

  • Written by Guru Gobind Singh ji.
  • This bani is not in the Adi Granth (Guru Granth Saheb ji).
  • It is in Dasam Granth, which is a separate Granth (holy book) containing writings of Guru Gobind Singh ji only.
  • This bani has 199 verses, which are written on the first ten pages of Dasam Granth.
  • This bani is recited in the morning, before starting the daily routine, after Japji Saheb.

TEN SWAYYAS

  • Written by Guru Gobind Singh ji.
  • This bani is not in the Adi Granth (Guru Granth Saheb ji). It is in Dasam Granth.
  • This bani has 10 verses, four lines each.
  • This bani is recited in the morning, before starting the daily routine, after Jaap Saheb.

REHRAS SAHEB

  • A collection of nine hymns, four of which are written by Guru Nanak Dev ji, three by Guru Ram Das ji, and two by Guru Arjan Dev ji.
  • These hymns follow Japji Saheb in the Adi Granth.
  • Also includes Chopyee Saheb, one swayya, and one dohera by Guru Gobind Singh ji, six paurees of Anand Saheb (first five + the last) written by Guru Amar Das ji, and two hymns by Guru Arjan Dev ji.
  • This bani is recited in the evening at sunset.

KIRTAN SOHELA

  • A collection of five hymns, first three by Guru Nanak Dev ji, fourth by Guru Ram Das ji, and the last hymn is written by Guru Arjan Dev ji.
  • All five hymns are from Adi Granth – Guru Granth Saheb ji.
  • This bani is recited immediately before going to bed at night and also at funerals.

 

This is a good opportunity to memorize Gurbani, one Pauri at a time. You can concentrate better and enjoy more if you recite bani without looking at the gutka.

If you have any questions or comments, please email us at rajsinghmarwah@yahoo.com. Any suggestions for improvement will be most welcome.

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AADI GRANTH AND DASAM GRANTH

Guru Gobind Singh ji, before passing away, gave Guruship to Guru Granth Saheb, also called Aadi Granth" (Aadi means the first).
Guru Gobind Singh ji included the bani (writings) of the 9th Guru, Guru Teg Bahadur ji, in Guru Granth Saheb, which was originally compiled by Guru Arjan dev ji (the 5th guru).
None of Guru Gobind Singh ji's writings are included in Guru Granth Saheb. His bani (writings) are included in a separate Granth called Dasam Granth (Dasam means tenth).
Two of the five banis included in our Nitnem (the daily prayers) are written by Guru Gobind Singh Ji. These are Jaap Saheb and ten Saweyeas. Chopaee Saheb, which is included in Rehras Saheb, is also written by Guru Gobind Singh ji.


  
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JIN PAT ANDAR BAHAR GUDAR TE BHALE SANSAAR (SGGS-Asa Di Waar)

[Those who are rich at heart (with virtues) and poor (simple) outwardly, are the good people in the World. ]


  
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