The Sikh Encyclopedia The Sikh Encyclopedia Encyclopedia of Sikhism

Sikh Scriptures & Literature

Search Now!

VIDIA SAGAR GRANTH

(0 votes)

VIDIA SAGAR GRANTH, lit. the book (granth) of the ocean (sagar) of wisdom {vidia), is the title given to a legendary literary corpus created at Anandpur under the patronage of Guru Gobind Singh. The volume, also known as Vidiasar Granth, Vidiadhar Granth and Samund Sagar Granth, was supposed to comprise the writings of die Guru as well as of the fifty-two poets and scholars he kept with him. As the tradition goes, it weighed nine maunds (approximately 320 kilograms) and got lost in the River Sarsa when Guru Gobind Singh and the Sikhs were crossing it after evacuating Anandpur in 1705.

The compositions which now form part of the Dasam Granth and the Sarabloh Granth may be portions of it which were salvaged or which had been earlier copied and preserved by the devotees. Guru Gobind Singh`s poets at Anandpur Sahib among them, Amrit Rai, Ani Rai, Siam, Sainapati, Alam, Tahikan, Daya Singh, Sukha Singh and Dharam Singh had been mostly assigned to the task of translating ancient Sanskrit texts into Braj, Sadh Bhakha and Punjabi. These translations may have formed the bulk of the Vidia Sagar Granth references to which exist in old Sikh works such as Mahima Prakash (1776), Kesar Singh Chhibbar`s Bansavalinama (1796) and Sri Gur Pratap Suraj Granth (1843).

References :

1. Padam, Piara Singh, Sri Guru Gobind Singh jl de Darbari Ratan. Patiala, 1976
2. Kahn Singh, Bhai, Gurushabad Ratanakar Mahan Kosh [Reprint]. Patiala, 1981
3. Macauliffe, M.A., The Sikh Religion. Oxford, 1909

Leave a comment

Joomla SEF URLs by Artio

All About Sikhs

AllAboutSikhs is a comprehensive web site on sikhism, sikh history and philosophy, customs and rituals,sikh way of life, social and religious movements, art and architecture, sikh scriptures,sikh gurudwaras. Based on the belief in One God, the Sikh religion recognizes the equality of all human beings, and is marked by rejection of idolatry, ritualism, caste and asceticism. This website serves to heighten the awareness of Sikhism and hopefully can be of some use to seekers of knowledge.

Visit AllAboutSikhs.com

Search Gurbani

SearchGurbani brings to you a unique and comprehensive approach to explore and experience the word of God. It has the Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, Amrit Kirtan Gutka, Bhai Gurdaas Vaaran, Sri Dasam Granth Sahib and Kabit Bhai Gurdas. You can explore these scriptures page by page, by chapter index or search for a keyword. The Reference section includes Mahankosh, Guru Granth Kosh,and exegesis like Faridkot Teeka, Guru Granth Darpan and lot more.

Visit SearchGurbani.com

World Gurudwaras

World Gurudwaras will strive to be most comprehensive directory of Historical Gurudwaras and Non Historical Gurudwaras around the world.The etymology of the term 'gurdwara' is from the words 'Gur (ਗੁਰ)' (a reference to the Sikh Gurus) and 'Dwara (ਦੁਆਰਾ)' (gateway in Gurmukhi), together meaning 'the gateway through which the Guru could be reached'. Thereafter, all Sikh places of worship came to be known as gurdwaras.

Visit WorldGurudwaras.com

 

Get Latest Updates