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Pothi - Sacred Book


Hymnal of Asa di Var

Hymnal of Asa di Var

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Pothi Sahib is a sacred book. In Sikhism, a pothi usually contains selections of Gurbani from Guru Granth Sahib.

A pothi may be:

  • Amrit Kirtan - Selected hymns from Guru Granth Sahib.
  • Bahu Shabdee - Hymns of Asa di Var (aasaa dee vaar).
  • Steek - Set of two or more volumes containing the complete Guru Granth and translation for study purposes.
  • Santhia or Senchia - Set of two or more Gurmukhi volumes containing the complete Guru Granth for study purposes.
  • Nitnem Gutka - a small volume containing the five required daily prayers and often other verses.
  • Sukhmani Sahib - A hymn from Guru Granth Sahib having 24 parts.
  • Sundar Gutka - A volume containing the Amrit Banis, selected verses from Guru Granth such as Sukhmani Sahib, and selections from Dasam Granth (compositions of Guru Gobind Singh, tenth spiritual master of the Sikhs).

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Pronunciation: The t is aspirated and should be enunciated with a puff of air when saying po - tea.
Alternate Spellings: pothee

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