First Parkash Guru Granth Sahib

The Guru Granth Sahib is the anthology of prayers and hymns that constitute Sikh scriptures, and they contain actual words and verses uttered by the Sikh Gurus themselves. It is a storehouse of spiritual knowledge and teachings that stress meditation in the name of God in order to become a ‘person of truth’.

This day commemorates the first parkash (‘opening ceremony’) of the Guru Granth Sahib at the newly built Golden Temple inAmritsar, India, in 1604.