Hukamnama – Sikh Guru’s Royal Decree from Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji

2 August 2021, Hukamnama from Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib, Chandni Chowk Road, Old Delhi, IndiaThis photo was taken at Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib (The 9th Sikh Guru, Guru Tegh Bahadur, was beheaded here on 11th November 1675 on the order of Aurangzeb – The Mughal emperor), Chandni Chowk Road, Old Delhi.

I question Sewadar (Gurudwara volunteer) present about the display-board statement.

He enhanced my knowledge as follows:

This is Hukamnama (Sikh Guru’s royal decree) taken in each Gurdwara daily in the early morning hours (known as Parkash Sewa) from Guru Granth Sahib Ji after performing an Ardas (Sikh Prayer).

At the end of the Ardas, Granthi (Sikh Priest) opens the pages of Guru Granth Sahib Ji at random, and the first Shabad (hymn) on the left-hand page of Guru Granth Sahib Ji is the ‘Hukamnama’.

Thank you – said I. Knowledge enhanced. The journey continues..

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