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Srī Gur Sobhā
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Towns and Courts during the Gurū Period

In many Sikh sources, the gurūs of the Sikh tradition are described as illuminated by the same light (jot). The succession of gurūs was not hereditary until the period of Gurū Rām Dās (1534-1584), after which time the gurū-ship (guriāī) passed through the Sodhī family until the termination of the line of human gurūs by Gurū Gobind S…

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Ami P. Shah, “Srī Gur Sobhā”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Sikhism Online, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Gurinder Mann Singh, Kristina Myrvold, Eleanor Nesbitt. Consulted online on 23 February 2020 <>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20170712

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