Gurmukhi evolved in cultural and historical circumstances notably different from other regional scripts,  for the purpose of recording scriptures of Sikhism , a far less Sanskritized cultural tradition than others of the subcontinent. Historical geographical distribution of Sharada script  From the 10th century onwards, regional differences started to appear between the Sharada script used in Punjab, the Hill States partly Himachal Pradesh and Kashmir. Sharada proper was eventually restricted to very limited ceremonial use in Kashmir, as it grew increasingly unsuitable for writing the Kashmiri language. The local Takri variants got the status of official scripts in some of the Punjab Hill States, and were used for both administrative and literary purposes until the 19th century. Landa means alphabet "without tail",  implying that the script did not have vowel symbols. The Singh Sabha Movement of the late s, a movement to revitalize Sikh institutions which had declined during colonial rule after the fall of the Sikh Empire , also advocated for the usage of the Gurmukhi script for mass media , with print media publications and Punjabi-language newspapers established in the s.
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Each line is highlighted as the paath is recited. Bookmark the page. Simply awesome. Waheguru Mehar kare , Chardi Kala. Jan 19, by AvleenK Thanks! Awesome app - Gur Fateh all! Thanks sooooo much!!! Will be glad to contribute to the cause. It appears at the beginning of the Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji and the compilation consists of an opening Salok or verse, a set of 38 Pauris or hymns and a final closing Salok and is an epitome of the Sikh doctrine.
It is recited by all practicing Sikhs in their morning prayers. The whole prayer is in a certain sense a manual for a Sikh to attain spiritual perfection. It does not recommend passive contemplation or living an isolated life. It favors participation in the affairs of the world, combined with an integration of wisdom and selfless activity.
Japji sahib describes the basic concepts of Sikhism: NaamSimran singing the praises of God is put forth as the best way to realizing God.
The best time, prescribed for NaamSimran is Amrit Vela, or dawn. No one knows the expanse of the Lords creation. There are millions of worlds and the infinity of creation and its manifestation, is beyond count or measure. Finally, Guru Nanak dev ji describes the five planes of spiritual progress by which we can attain spiritual realization.
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