We all have seen grand welcomes of Guru Granth Sahib Ji Maharaj but this particular welcome in Singapore quite amazing to watch. The entire sequence was really well organized and nice to watch.
Below are the 21 facts about Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji
Guru Granth Sahib has total 1430 Angs
Written with a landscape orientation.
Total number of lines are 26,852.
Total number of words are 398,697.
Total dictionary words are 29,445 (these are the words that have been used again and again to make the whole text). Many of these words have been used only once.
The word that has been repeated most often is ਹਰਿ. It has occurs 9288 times.
Most of the compositions of Guru Granth Sahib are recorded in the ragas which total 31 in number
The ragas are Sri, Majh, Gaurhi, Asa, Gujri, Dev Gandhari, Bihagra, Wadhans, Sorath, Dhanasri, Jaitsri, Todi, Bairari, Tilang, Suhi, Bilawal, Gaund, Ramkali, Nat Naraian, Mali Gaurha, Maru, Tukhari, Kedar, Bhairo, Basant, Sarang, Malhar, Kanra, Kalyan, Parbhati and Jaijawanti.
Compositions under each raga is arranged as follows, first are the Shabads followed by Ashtpadis which are followed by Channts and finally compositions of bhagats.
Guru Nanak Dev Ji composed 209 Shabads, 123 Ashtpadis and 25 Chhants.
Guru Angad Dev Ji did not compose any Shabads. Guru Angad Dev Ji composed Sloks.
Guru Amar Das Ji composed 172 Shabads, 79 Ashtpadis and 19 Chhants.
Guru Arjan Dev Ji composed 1322 Shabads 45 Ashtpadis and 63 Chhants.
Guru Arjan Dev Ji have 3 Shabads in the Bhagats’ Bani section.
Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji did not compose any Ashtpadi.
Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji composed 59 Shabads.
22 Vars can be found in Guru Granth Sahib 21 have been composed by Gurus while one has been composed by bards Satta and Balwand in Rag Ramkali.
Among Bhagats the most compostions are by Kabir. His 224 Shabds are included in Guru Granth Sahib.
Bhagat Kabir has 3 more compositions which have been recorded in Sri Guru Granth Sahib; Bavan Akhri, Pandrah Thithee and Satt Var.
Bhagat Namdev has 61 Shabads, Ravidas 40, Tarlochan and Farid 4 each, Bhagats Beni and Dhanna 3 each.
Bhagats Jaidev and Bhikan have 2 shabads each while Bhagats Parmanand, Sain, Pipa, Sadhna, Ramanad and Soordas have one Shabad each.