Key words for Sikhism

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  • Created on: 16-05-15 22:37

Adi Granth
Adi means first. Adi Granth is the first edition of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, Sikh Holy Scripture, as was compiled by Guru Arjun Dev Ji in the seventeenth century. The Adi Granth is kept in the Golden Temple at Amritsar, an important Sikh Holy Site.

Akal Purkh
Akal Purkh means the Timeless One, or the One beyond time. This term is applied to name and describe God.

Akhand Path
An uninterrupted continuous reading of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. This is accomplished in shifts and takes about two days to complete.

Amrit means nectar. Amrit is prepared from ground sugar and water. In Sikhism, Amrit, also known as Khande Ki Pohul, means taking the sublime essence of God to purify yourself and live a moral and just lifestyle. Receiving or drinking Amrit means getting baptized in Sikh religion.

A Sikh who has received Amrit and gone through the Khalsa initiation ceremony. Also known as the baptized Sikh.

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