Guru Granth Sahib for Kids

Guru Granth Sahib is the Sikh Holy Scripture, made up of 1430 pages (Ang) and treated just like a living King, placed on a raised platform (Manji Sahib), dressed in decorative cloths (Rumala) and fanned with a fly-whisk (Chaur Sahib).

The Guru Granth Sahib is written in an ancient type of Punjabi called Gurmukhi which means “from the mouth of the Guru”. For Sikhs, the Guru Granth Sahib is always at the centre of their lives, giving guidance in all situations.

In the morning, the Guru is woken up from sleep (Sukhasan) and a prayer is done in front of it whilst standing (Ardaas) to ask the Guru to give the devotees orders for the day (Hukamnama). These orders are then acted upon by devotees, who are encouraged by the Guru Granth Sahib to love everybody, share with others, work hard, always live honestly and remember God.