Mahan Kosh has 64,263 entries arranged in the alphabetical order of the Gurmukhi script covering religious and historical terms in the Sikh canon. Each entry records the etymology and different meanings of a term "according to its usage at different places in different works" alongside textual quotations.
- Bhai Kahan Singh Nabha
When words of Perso-Arabic or Sanskrit origin appear they are reproduced in their original scripts to inform readers of their correct pronunciation and connotation.
Mahan Kosh 2017-07-23
The Encyclopedia of Sikh Literature in Punjabi by Bhai Kahan Singh Nabha