Multi Faith Communities Join Sikh Celebrations of Guru Maneyo Granth

December 9, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Sikh Times

Over a thousand people joined Sikhs to celebrate, the three hundredth anniversary of Guru Maneyo Granth – Believe in the Granth (Holy Sikh Scriptures) as your Guru.

In 1708 Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Guru, bestowed all spiritual power to the Guru Granth Sahib, the Sikh Scriptures and said “This is now your Guru, you will not worship or pay homage to a living person, as of now Guru Granth Sahib will be the Eternal Guru[.]”

A succession of ten Gurus and 239 years of spiritual knowledge was hence bestowed on the Guru Granth Sahib.

The evening of celebrations for the tri century at Bingley Hall in Birmingham included speeches from seven faiths, Buddhist. Christian, Jain, Jewish, Hindu, Muslim and Sikh.