Punjabi Terms and their meaning
Parkash – A short ceremony performed when the Guru Granth Sahib is formally opened each day
Nitnem – daily prayers that consists of reading Japji of Guru Nanak, Jap and Ten Swayyas of Guru Gobind Singh in the morning;
Ardaas – Prayer to God
Katha – Religious sermon
Rehraas – Collection of 9 hymns, which are read in the evening
Hockanam – Daily reading taken at random from the Shri Guru Granth Shaib ji
Kirtan Sohila Collection of 5 hymns, which are read at bedtime.
Sukhasan – The ceremony that takes place at the end of the day when the Guru Granth Sahib is formally closed for the night.
Paath, Path, Patha – means reading or reciting of the holy texts (for example Sri Guru Granth Sahib )
Manji Sahib – is a small rectangular wooden bed, which is covered with white cotton sheets and three small pillows. The Sri Guru Granth Sahib is placed and the Manji Sahib and covered in white cotton sheeting and Rumallas.