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Incredible India - reading the holy book of the Sikhs - the Guru Granth Sahib by a sikh priest within the precincts of the Golden Temple  in Amritsar

(Gurū Gra°th Sāhib Jī), Punjabi pronunciation: [ɡʊɾu ɡɾəntʰ sɑhɪb]/ˈɡʊər ɡrɑːnθ səˈhɪb/) is the central religious scripture of Sikhism, regarded by Sikhs as the final, sovereign and eternal living Guru following the lineage of the ten human Gurus of the religion.[1] The Adi Granth, the first rendition, was compiled by the fifth Sikh GuruGuru Arjan (1563–1606). Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Sikh Guru, did not add any of his own hymns; however, he added all 115 hymns of Guru Tegh Bahadur, the ninth Sikh Guru, to the Adi Granth and affirmed the text as his successor.[2] This second rendition became known as Guru Granth Sahib.[3] After Guru Gobind Singh died, Baba Deep Singh and Bhai Mani Singh prepared many copies of the work for distribution.[4]

The text consists of 1430 Angs (pages) and 6,000 śabads (line compositions),[5][6] which are poetically rendered and set to a rhythmic ancient north Indian classical form of music.[7] The bulk of the scripture is classified into thirty-one rāgas, with each Granth rāga subdivided according to length and author. The hymns in the scripture are arranged primarily by the rāgas in which they are read.[5] The Guru Granth Sahib is written in the Gurmukhī script, in various dialects, including Lahnda (Western Punjabi), Braj BhashaKhariboliSanskritSindhi, and Persian – often coalesced under the generic title of Sant Bhasha.[8]

Guru Granth Sahib is predominantly composed by six Sikh Gurus: Guru Nanak, Guru Angad, Guru Amar Das, Guru Ram Das, Guru Arjan, and Guru Teg Bahadur. It also contains the traditions and teachings of fourteen Hindu Bhakti movement sants (saints), such as RamanandaKabir and Namd ev among others, and one Muslim Sufi saint: Sheikh Farid.[9][10]

The vision in the Guru Granth Sahib, states Torkel Brekke, is a society based on divine justice without oppression of any kind.[11][12] While the Granth acknowledges and respects the scriptures of Hinduism and Islam, it does not imply a syncretic bridge between Hinduism and Islam.[13] It is installed in a Sikh gurdwara (temple); many Sikhs bow or prostrate before it on entering the temple.[14] The Granth is revered as eternal gurbānī and the spiritual authority in Sikhism

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ancoben Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2017
A very concentrated look, great shot
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Rikitza Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2017  Professional Photographer
:thanks: a lot Ann :heart:
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fantastic epic golden photo!!!!Heart Heart Heart Heart Love Love Love DeviantArt DeviantArt DeviantArt DeviantArt 
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:thanks: Vladimir :)
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RichardHug +fav +fav Love Love Love Heart Heart Heart Heart I am a dummy! I am a dummy! I am a dummy! DeviantArt DeviantArt DeviantArt DeviantArt 
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Hug Hug Hug :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: I am a dummy! I am a dummy! I am a dummy! 
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Gmatty Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2017
Quite confusing at first glance....until you focus on the priest.   Excellent! Clap Clap Clap Clap 
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Rikitza Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2017  Professional Photographer
:thanks: ... indeed :)
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Alena-48 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Grand!I really like photo!
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Rikitza Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2017  Professional Photographer
:thanks: Alionka dearest :tighthug:
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Hi!  Youre-welcome-smiley-emoticon by poisen2014  
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ollie2008 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Fabulous image you got there Rik,
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Rikitza Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2017  Professional Photographer
:hug: dear friend 
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jdart2014 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017   Digital Artist
Beautiful shot and a great perspective Riki!
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Rikitza Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2017  Professional Photographer
:thanks: Jim dear friend :hug:
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LeaWiggins Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017
Incredible capture!  I especially like the vibrance and brilliance of the entire image.  HDR?  Just seeing this is almost a religious experience! Such a strong feeling of intent and purpose. Wow! 
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Rikitza Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2017  Professional Photographer
:thanks: a bunch dearest Lea :tighthug:
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Anupam1993 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello Rikitza .. Welcome to India.
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Rikitza Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2017  Professional Photographer
:thanks: my friend ... I already left :(
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Anupam1993 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
I think I've fainted. I think I've fainted.   whoa..
i wish i could meet u. 
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Rikitza Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2017  Professional Photographer
maybe at my next visit :hug:
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Anupam1993 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
ya definitely, I want to...
 
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Maria-Schreuders Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful, I like the colors in this picture 
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:hug:
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Image by IlonavanderWeyden  
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:thanks: a lot Ilona dearest :hug:
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❤❤❤😂
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untuox Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2017
Beautiful and original shot.
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happytimer Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing, I"m speechless, it's so beautiful dear Richard!Heart 
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Rikitza Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2017  Professional Photographer
:thanks: so much Lisa dear :hug:
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Always my pleasure dear Riki!Huggle! 
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caddman Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017  Professional General Artist
a very nice compostion...:clap::heart:
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:love: Skot :heart:
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caddman Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  Professional General Artist
Riki

You're welcomeHug
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:thanks: a lot Arthur :hug:
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Focus and balance...very cool. An excellent capture, my Friend.
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:thanks: a bunch Daniel :hug:
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GeneralEcchi Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
So Aladdin didn't fly around anymore lol
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:thanks: my General ... it seems like :hug:
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