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AKHAND PAATH

Akand Paath (akhand = uninterrupted, without break; paath = reading) is non-stop, continuous recital of the Guru Granth Sahib Ji from beginning to end.

Such a recital must be completed within 48 hours. The entire Holy Guru Granth Sahib, 1430 large pages, is read through in a continuous ceremony. This reading must go on day and night, without a moment’s intermission. As the reciters take turns at saying scripture’s they must ensure that no break occurs, they change places at given intervals, one picks the line from their predecessor’s lips and continues.

A Akhand Paath can be done at the Gurdwara or at Home.

SEHAJ PAATH

Sahej Paath is also recitation of Guru Granth Sahib ji, from beginning to end, but it doesn’t have to be continuous. A person or group of persons can read the holy text according to their schedule and complete the reading of Guru Granth Sahib ji.

A Sahej Paath, can be done at the Gurdwara or at Home.

SUKHMANI SAHIB PAATH

Sukhmani Sahib is the name given to the set of hymns divided into 24 sections which appear in the Sri Guru Granth Sahib, the Sikh Holy Scriptures on page 262. Each section, which is called an Ashtpadi(asht means 8), consists of 8 hymns per Ashtpadi. The word Sukhmani literally means Peace in your mind. This set of Hymns or Bani is very popular among the Sikhs, who frequently recite it in their places of worship called Gurdwaras and at home. The full recital takes about 90 minutes and is normally undertaken by everyone in the congregation.

ANAND KARAJ

Anand Karaj (Punjabi: ਅਨੰਦ ਕਾਰਜ, anand kāraj) is the Sikh marriage ceremony, meaning “Blissful Union” or “Joyful Union”, that was introduced by Guru Amar Das. The four Lavan (marriage hymns which take place during the marriage ceremony) were composed by his successor, Guru Ram Das.