Hukamnama, literally means "Royal Order." As Akal Takht Sahib is the Throne of the Almighty, the orders issued by Akal Takht Sahib are called Hukamnamas. The letters written by the Sikh Gurus too were also called Hukamnamas. In the middle ages, the orders from the worldly rulers were also known...
I read in the news about Taksalis chellenging Akal Takht on the Sikh Rehet Maryada making claims SRM was only ever a draft and never approved. And asking for proof.
That story is here:
Damdami Taksal raises question mark on Sikh Rehat Maryada - Times of India
What I am looking for is the...
Are the hukamnamas from past saved anywhere? I mean, is it possible to find out the hukam from Darbar Sahib from the day I was born? I am just curious what it was... I don't know if its possible to go back that far. I know some apps now send everyday and you can go backward for some time, but...
My understanding is that the hukamnama is the 'thought for the day' for Sikhs. The daily guidance and inspiration. A passage to contemplate and imbibe.
However, when there are hukamnamas issued daily from Harmandir Sahib, from one's own community Gurdwara, and if one finds their...
11/05/2012 Today's hukamnama in english based on Prof Sahib Singh Ji's teeka. Please forgive any mistakes.
ੴ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ ॥
The timeless/immortal being is one and is met with the grace of the SatGuru.
ਤਿਲੰਗ ਮਹਲਾ ੧ ਘਰੁ ੩
Tilang, First Mehl, Third House:
ਇਹੁ ਤਨੁ ਮਾਇਆ ਪਾਹਿਆ...
Better late than never! Today's hukamnama in english based on Prof Sahib Singh Ji's teeka. 10/05/2012/ Please forgive any mistakes.
ੴ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ ॥
The timeless/immortal being is One and he is met with the Grace of the SatGuru.
ਰਾਗੁ ਸੂਹੀ ਛੰਤ ਮਹਲਾ ੧ ਘਰੁ ੧
Raag Soohee, Chhant...
09/05/2012 English translation of daily hukamnama based on Prof Sahib Singh teeka. Please forgive any mistakes.
ਜੈਤਸਰੀ ਮਹਲਾ ੫ ॥
Jaitsree, Fifth Mehl:
ਆਏ ਅਨਿਕ ਜਨਮ ਭ੍ਰਮਿ ਸਰਣੀ ॥
Oh Lord! This mortal, having rotated through so many many births (reincarnation), now I have come to your...
English translation of daily hukamnama based on Prof Sahib Singh teeka 08/05/2012. Please forgive any mistakes.
ਸੋਰਠਿ ਮਹਲਾ ੯ ॥
Sorat'h, Ninth Mehl:
ਪ੍ਰੀਤਮ ਜਾਨਿ ਲੇਹੁ ਮਨ ਮਾਹੀ ॥
Oh Friend! In your mind firmly understand this thing,
ਅਪਨੇ ਸੁਖ ਸਿਉ ਹੀ ਜਗੁ ਫਾਂਧਿਓ ਕੋ ਕਾਹੂ ਕੋ ਨਾਹੀ...
ਸੂਹੀ ਮਹਲਾ ੫ ॥
Soohee, Fifth Mehl:
ਗੁਰ ਕੈ ਬਚਨਿ ਰਿਦੈ ਧਿਆਨੁ ਧਾਰੀ ॥
By means of the Guru’s shabads(words), in my Hirda* I place concentration on the supreme soul (Vaheguru)
ਰਸਨਾ ਜਾਪੁ ਜਪਉ ਬਨਵਾਰੀ ॥੧॥
And with my tongue keep chanting the chant (of the name of) of Vaheguru.
ਸੋਰਠਿ ਮਹਲਾ ੫ ॥
Sorat'h, Fifth Mehl:
ਕਰਿ ਇਸਨਾਨੁ ਸਿਮਰਿ ਪ੍ਰਭੁ ਅਪਨਾ ਮਨ ਤਨ ਭਏ ਅਰੋਗਾ ॥
(Oh brother! At amritvela) having carried out ishnaan (bath), having meditated in remembrance on your Lord, the mind and the body become healthful.
ਕੋਟਿ ਬਿਘਨ ਲਾਥੇ ਪ੍ਰਭ ਸਰਣਾ ਪ੍ਰਗਟੇ ਭਲੇ ਸੰਜੋਗਾ ॥੧॥
I have to confess to sometimes getting frustrated reading the SGGS, there is much talk about the effect of being on the same wavelength as Guruji, but this seems to be outweighed almost 10 to 1 by actual actions that can get you on to this wavelength.
As someone who has been...
I would like some clarifiation as to the procedure of Hukamnama. From what I understand, a random page is selected, and the Shabad can provide an answer to a troubling question.
This does not sit hugely well with my interpretation of the SGGS as the ultimate book of knowledge and...
Waheguru ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru ji Ki feteh.
I have been struggling with an important question for some time and hope learned people here can help me, I have already asked some knowledgeable people.
In the famous book Hukamnamah by Dr Ganda Singh there are 2 hukamnamah's allegedly from Guru...
Why one should take a daily Hukamnama of one shabad starting from the top of left page, when whole of the Guru Granth sahibs bani itself is the Almighty's word or HIS order. Then why the order of the day or a daily hukamnama?
Moreover, whats the significance of taking a hukamnama everytime you...
It took about three years to complete the compilation by Guru Arjan. Guru Arjan named it the Adi Granth. "It will not be just a book, but a Granth in which the Word of God will be tied down so that Sikhs can read it, chant it, sing it, remember it and live it," said Guru Arjan. This whole work...
I request to the learned Gursikh members of the SPN to please clerify the followings. (These points were raised to me in a school meeting with some young Sikh kids but perchance I failed to satisfy them)
1. Why as per the SRM, it is necessary to have Hukum ONLY from the top left shabad of the...