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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.