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Kalam's ode to Guru Granth Sahib

August 31, 2004

President A P J Abdul Kalam penned the following lines while he was flying to Amritsar to take part in the 400th year of the Prakash Utsav of Sri Guru Granth Sahib:
Guru Prakasham
Many many years ago our Gurus lit the lamp And the Prakasham was born carrying power of the soul This light of truth on the lands of five rivers It orbited and orbited around the Sun Along with the earth that carried it as Sindhur
This earthly Prakasham is so powerful
Of human's universal message of one God
Four hundred orbits gone in no time
The great Prakasham has even outglowed the Sun
As it orbits all around the Sun, even Sun bows in enhanced reverence
And salutes the Earth, for all that it carries
The greatest Prakasham of Guru Granth Sahib
August 31, 2004


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The message of guru-granth sahab is relevent to every time. On the occasion of 400 Praksh Utsav Words of President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam gave ...


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That is what defination of Secularism is: A hindu majority country with a Muslim President, Sikh P.M. (Italian Super-PM :-p)... and at top of tht ...

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Sub: Bole sone haal ....

Very nice,We want more news on Sikh History and and Sikhism so people know what Sikhs have done for India and Hindu.

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Guru Granth sahib ji is perhaps one of the greatest embodiments of equality of mankind as it contains the verses of Hindu bhagats, Muslim fakirs ...

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