Definition of Granth

1. Noun. The principal sacred text of Sikhism contains hymns and poetry as well as the teachings of the first five gurus.

Exact synonyms: Adi Granth, Granth Sahib
Category relationships: Sikhism
Generic synonyms: Religious Text, Religious Writing, Sacred Text, Sacred Writing

Granth Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Granth

Granger's line
Granger law
Granger laws
Granger projection
Granit's loop
Granite State
Granny Smith
Grant Wood
Granth Sahib
Granville Stanley Hall
Grapefruit League
Graptophyllum pictum

Literary usage of Granth

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1911)
"The granth (j 1). Belief and Practise (5 2). Sikh is the name accepted by a ... The principal work and the sacred book of the Sikhs is the Adi granth or ..."

2. A History of the Sikhs: From the Origin of the Nation to the Battles of the by Joseph Davey Cunningham (1918)
"General tradition and most writers attribute the arrangement of tho First granth to Arjun ; but Angad is \ understood to have preserved many observations of ..."

3. Catalogues of the Hindi, Panjabi, Sindhi, and Pushtu Printed Books in the by James Fuller Blumhardt, Lionel David Barnett (1893)
"An explanation of Persian words occurring in the granth. ... A selection of Sikh devotional hymns taken from Bag Asa of the Adi granth, composed for the ..."

4. The Sikhs by John James Hood Gordon (1904)
"THE 'granth,' THE SIKH SACRED BOOK— RELIGIOUS OBSERVANCES. THE 'granth' is the holy scripture of the Sikhs, containing spiritual ..."

5. Linguistic and Oriental Essays: Written from the Year 1840-1903 by Robert Needham Cust (1891)
"The real meaning of the Adi granth is in many instances totally unknown to the Sikha themselves, who possess no learned class. ..."

6. India and Its Faiths: A Traveler's Record by James Bissett Pratt (1915)
"For his own part, at any rate, he knew that he worshiped the granth Sahib ... "And when we worship the granth it is not the paper and ink that we worship, ..."

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