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Gurū Granth: Ceremonial Treatment
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A unique feature of the Sikh religion, as it is practiced and lived today, is the supreme authority attributed to the Gurū Granth and the central role the scripture plays in the devotional life of the Sikhs. The scripture is believed by many Sikhs to enfold words of a divine nature and to mediate a revelatory teaching of historical gurūs in the past, while it is simultaneously considered to be the living gurū with the authority and agency to provide spiritual guidance.


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Myrvold, Kristina, “Gurū Granth: Ceremonial Treatment”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Sikhism Online, Editor-in-Chief Knut A. Jacobsen. Consulted online on 26 June 2022 <>
First published online: 2017

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