Dr Anurag Singh
Sikh Itihas Board, SGPC
Seminar held on April 10, Sunday 2016 @ Gurudwara Sahib Nanaksar cherry Ave Fresno, CA
The Dasam Granth (Punjabi: ਸ੍ਰੀ ਦਸਮ ਗ੍ਰੰਥ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਜੀ ), historically known as Dasven Padshah Ka Granth (Punjabi: ਦਸਵੇਂ ਪਾਤਸ਼ਾਹ ਦਾ ਗ੍ਰੰਥ) (Book of the Tenth Emperor) or Bachitar Natak Granth (Punjabi: ਬਚਿਤਰ ਨਾਟਕ ਗ੍ਰੰਥ), is a scripture of Sikhism, containing texts composed by the 10th Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh. The compositions of the Granth set out the ideas, thoughts and guidelines for the future of the Nanak panth as enshrined in the Khalsa. The Jaap Sahib, Tvye Prasad Sawaiye (Amrit Savaiye) and Benti Chaupai, all compositions from the Dasam Granth, are part of the daily prayers Nitnem of the Sikhs, which serve, as well, as a part of the Sikh initiation Khande di Pahul. The beginning portion of the daily Ardas for Sikhs is also a composition within the Dasam Granth. This Granth contains the background of creation of Khalsa Panth.