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|by Guru Nanak|
|First published in||Adi Granth, 1604|
|Followed by||So Dar Aasa (ਸੋ ਦਰੁ ਰਾਗੁ ਆਸਾ ਮਹਲਾ ੧)|
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Japu(Punjabi: :ਜਪੁ), commonly known as Japji Sahib, is a Sikh hymn about God composed by Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of the faith. It is headed by Mool Mantra and followed by 38 hymns and completed with a final Salok at the end of this composition.
Meaning of Japu
Following are some accepted meanings of Jap:
- The popular meanings of Japu is to recite or to chant.
- Jap also means to understand. Gurbani cites Aisa Giaan Japo Man Mere, Hovo Chakar Sache Kere, where Jap word means to understand wisdom.
‘Ji’ is a word that is used to show respect as is the word ‘Sahib’.
Nabha, Kahn Singh. "ਜਪੁ". Gur Shabad Ratnakar Mahankosh (in Punjabi). Sudarshan Press.
ਜਪੁ ਨਾਮਕ ਗੁਰਬਾਣੀ, ਜੋ ਸਿੱਖਾਂ ਦੇ ਨਿੱਤਨੇਮ ਦਾ ਮੂਲ ਹੈ. ਇਹ ਸ੍ਰੀ ਗੁਰੂ ਗ੍ਰੰਥਸਾਹਿਬ ਦੇ ਆਰੰਭ ਵਿੱਚ ਹੈ.
- Nihang, Dharam Singh. Naad Ved Vichar (EXEGESIS) (in Punjabi). India. p. 20.
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