SRI GURU GRANTHA SAHIBAJI

MS 2166
MS Short Title SRI GURU GRANTHA SAHIBAJI
Text SRI GURU GRANTHA SAHIBAJI
Description MS in Punjabi on paper, Punjab, India, early 19th c., 646 ff. (complete), 33x22 cm, single column, (ca. 26x17 cm), 23 lines in Gurmukhi script, corrections in yellow, margins in red and black.
Binding Punjab, India, early 19th c., embossed leather over pasteboard with end flap, sewn on 4 cords.
Provenance 1. Newberry Library, Chicago, ORMS 403 (ca. 1920-1994); 3. Sam Fogg cat. 17(1996):123.
Commentary The Sri Guru Grantha Sahibaji, a large anthology of Sikh literature, is the central scripture of the Sikh religion. Its standard printed version includes: 976 hymns by Guru Nanaka (Guru 1469-1539), 61 hymns by Guru Angada (1539-1552), 907 hymns by Guru Amaradasa (1552-1574), 679 hymns by Guru Ramadasa (1574-1581), 2,216 hymns by Guru Arjana (1581-1616), 118 hymns by Guru Tegh Bahadura (1664-1675), and 937 hymns by the bhagatas and abards. It is traditionally believed to have been compiled in 1603-4 at the behest of Guru Arjana, and written down to his order by Bhai Guradasa.
Place of origin India
Dates Early 19th Century

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