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Bhagat Bāṇī
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Generally speaking, the term bāṇī (speech) designates the inspired utterances of the gurūs and bhagats recorded in the Sikh scripture, the Gurū Granth. Strictly speaking, the key word gurbāṇī (the word of the gurū) refers only to the gurūs’ works recorded in the Sikh scriptures. A distinctive feature of the Gurū Granth is that it contains the bhagat bāṇī, the utt…

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Singh, Pashaura, “Bhagat Bāṇī”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Sikhism Online, Editor-in-Chief Knut A. Jacobsen. Consulted online on 26 September 2020 <>
First published online: 2017

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