VAHIGURU SHABDARTH TIKA (Vahiguru= Sikh term for God ; 6abdarth=sabda or word+arth or meaning), by Pandit Tara Singh Narotam, is small tract which traces the origin of the word Vahigurii, its meanings and its usage in Sikh scriptures. The tract has been published as part of the author`s Gurmat Nirnaya Sagar. Its opening part deals with die importance of the term vahiguru in the Sikh tradition and then proceeds on to trace its origin giving seventeen different forms of the word. First of all, he quotes the views of Bhai Gurdas according to whom vahiguru is a combination of the initials of Vasudeva, Hari, Gobind and Ramall four being different names of the Supreme Lord.
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