Can Sikhism continue to exist without the Guru Granth Sahib?

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Evie Nichols 9y3

Can Sikhism continue to exist without the Guru Granth Sahib?

The Guru Granth Sahib is the sovereign active living Guru of the Sikhs. It is a voluminous text, with 1430 pages, compiled and composed during the period of Sikh gurus, from 1469 to 1708. A collection of 5,894 hymns and 1430 pages, the Guru Granth Sahib describes the qualities of God and why you should meditate on God’s name. The hymns are arranged into 31 ragas (musical groupings). Each copy of the Guru Granth Sahib, regardless of its size, is identical with regard to the layout of the pages. Guru Gobind Singh (1666-1708), the tenth guru affirmed the text as his successor. It remains the holy scripture of the Sikhs and is regarded as the teachings of the ten
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The sixth, seventh and eighth Gurus did not add anything to the text, but the ninth Guru (Guru Tegh Bahadur) wrote 59 hymns. In 1704, a definitive version was created, with the addition of the compositions of Guru Tegh Bahadur.

Now I am going to look at how the Guru Granth Sahib is used. At every festival, the hymns/verses are read continuously from beginning to end, which takes about 48 hours. At the birth of a child, joyful hymns from the Guru Granth Sahib are recited, and a name is chosen from the first letter of the first word of a random hymn selected by the granthi. This random selection is called a Hukam. On commemorative occasions, such as holidays and festivals, the Guru is transported in a litter, either on the shoulders of Sikh devotees, or atop a float, and paraded through the streets. The Guru is opened every day in a ceremony known as prakash. It is placed atop pillows on a cot draped with an embroidered rumala coverlet drapery over which a canopy is suspended. The attendant performs a Hukam and recites verses of the scripture. A Hukam is considered to be the Guru’s divine command. It is performed at the conclusion of any Sikh worship services and during ceremonies such as: a baptism or initiation, a wedding or a funeral. It is also performed whenever guidance or comfort is sought, for any occasion important to a Sikh’s life, before putting the Guru to rest and, as mentioned beforehand, when selecting a Sikh name.
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