Guru Granth Sahib instructions!!

I have seen this since my childhood, stumbled on it today. Please read

There are several instructions which much be observed concerning the Guru Granth Sahib. The following are taken from the appropriate article in Wikipedia:

Personal Behaviour

Any person carrying out any service must observe the following:

* Head must be covered at all times.
* Shoes must be removed outside the Guru’s room.
* Basic standards of personal hygiene are to be observed especially relating to cleanliness
* Eating or drinking while in service is strictly avoided.
* Complete silence is observed while in Guru’s service.
* Respectful attitude towards others who are present.


* The room should be kept clean
* The clothes that are used to cover Guru Granth are kept clean and changed daily. Some people choose to use decorated cloth, but this is not necessary.
* Guru Granth is always placed on a Manji Sahib (small handmade bed like throne).
* A canopy is always placed over Guru Granth.
* A Chaur Sahib (artificial hairs bundled together to fan over the Guru Granth Sahib) is be provided besides Guru Granth with a small platform to house the Karah Parshad (sacramental food) and other offerings.

On the move

While Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji is on the move the following is observed:

* Five initiated Sikhs accompany Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji at all times when traveling
* Another Sikh does Chaur Sahib seva
* The Main Sikh carrying Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji must put a clean rumalla on his or her head before carefully and with respect placing Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji on this Rumalla. At all times, Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji should be covered with a small Rumalla so that Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji’s Saroop is always fully “covered”.
* There should be recitation of “Waherguru “(a rendering of God’s name) at all times.

Other considerations

* No one sits on a higher platform than the Guru.

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