Dasam Graṅth

DASAM GRANTH (lit. the Tenth Book, generally signifying the Book of the Tenth Gurū) is how the collection of compositions attributed to the Tenth Gurū Gurū Gobind Siṅgh is named to distinguish it from the earlier work, the Ādi Granth, the First or Primary Book, compiled by Gurū Arjan, the fifth in the spiritual line from Gurū Nānak and to which Gurū Gobind Siṅgh added the hymns of the Ninth Gurū, Gurū Tegh Bahādur, forbearing from adding any of his own. His own compositions were gathered into a separate volume. According to Kesar Siṅgh Chhibbar, Baṅsāvalīnāmā DāsāṅPātshāhīaṅKā, the two volumes sat in gurdwārās separately when in Sammat 1755 (AD 1698), Sikhs, says Chhibbar, proposed to Gurū Gobind Siṅgh that the two Granths be got bound together into one volume. But the Gurū spoke, "This one is Ādi Gurū Granth, the root book; that one is only for my diversion. Let this be kept in mind and let the two stay separate. "


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