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SALOX VARAN TE VADHIK is the title given to a miscellany comprising 152 slokas or couplets appearing in the concluding portion of the Guru Granth Sahib. Guru Arjan, when compiling the Holy Volume introduced slokas by the Gurus he had collected into the texts of vars, another favored form of composition. The couplets left over in the process were assembled under the caption Salok Varan Te Vadhik, i.e. slokas in excess of the vars. The first chapter in this section consists of 33 slokas 32 by Guru Nanak and one (No 28) by Guru Amar Das forming a sequel to Guru Nanak`s sloka 27. 

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