Sukhmani Sahib means “prayer of peace” is a compilation of verses from the Sikh Holy Book, the Guru Granth Sahib. The words or views written on the prayer cards are a commentary to the Sikh hymns. The book itself is always referred to as the Sikh manuscript or the sacred book of Gurbani. SGGS or Swaraj Samiti has its own interpretation of the Sikh religion and this treatise is the ultimate infallible guide to all subjects related to Sikhism. Guru Gobind Singh had decreed that the Sikh holy book, Gurbani should be recited by all Sikhs following the order of their caste and region.
Sukhmani Sahib PDF Download SGGS includes a chapter on “recitation of sukhmani”, which is one of the five pillars of Gurbani. It explains that the word “sukhma” in the title of the book indicates that it is the ultimate and final resting place of the Supreme God, Who is the Creator and Sustainer of the Sikh Dispute. According to Sikh tradition, the words of the prayer should be spoken by a true devotee and they should be uttered in a calm and serene atmosphere devoid of all outside disturbances. The words should be uttered in a tone which is respectful and which calls for divine homage.
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The first turn appears in the title given to the book of Sukhmani in the Sikh version. In the English language the word Raga is used for the name of the guru Granth sahib but in the Sikh language Raga is used for the book. The name Sukhmani is given to the book by Guru Nanak in his book, Nanak Mehta. Therefore, when the name Sukhmani is written in English it means the final and ultimate guru Granth sahib.
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The second turn appears in the title given to the book of Sukhmani, in the Punjabi language. The word “Raga” is used in Punjabi to denote royalty. However, in English the word Raga is given as the title of the book, the Granth sahib. Therefore, the English word “Raga” is actually the translation of the Punjabi word Raga. This is another example of the close connection between the granth sahib and the Sikh gurus.
There is another close connection between the granth sahib and the guru Nanak in that both are highly regarded as the creator and founder of the Sikh religion. Guru Nanak established the Sikh religion as a way of life for his successors. Therefore, it was only natural that the sahib would be named after him.
The final turn appears in the title given to the book of Sukhmani, in which the word Raga is written in English. As earlier the word Raga was the translation of the Punjabi word Raga. Therefore, it can be concluded from the above discussion that the guru granth sahib was not named after the sahib, but instead the Guru Nanak was the author and founder of the Sikh religion and so Raga was the name given to the book by his order of knights.