Guru Granth Sahib

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The Guru Granth Sahib is the holy book of the religion Sikhism. It contains prayers, hymns and songs of Sikh religion. Sikhs believe the Guru Granth Sahib to be a living Guru, hence the Guru Granth Sahib has its own place to sleep also commonly known as 'Sach Khand' (the pure Heaven).

The name of the book is made up of three words. The first word is Guru, and a Guru in Sanskrit language means a teacher. Granth is a word of Hindi, and this means a book. The third word Sahib is a word of Urdu language and it means master. Thus, the Guru Granth Sahib means a Master Book by the Teacher. The Guru Granth Sahib, is a collection of hymns of the first five "Sikh Gurus", the "Ninth Guru", and various saints, or bhagats Sikhs and others.

The book is usually placed at the end of the temple, high up under a canopy.