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Anand Sahib

The Anand Sahib is a collection of hymns in Sikhism, written in the Ramkali Raag by Guru Amar Das, the third Guru of the Sikhs. It appears on the pages 917 to 922 in Guru Granth Sahib. The word Anand means complete happiness.[1][2] The Anand Sahib is a part of the Nitnem (daily prayers) which are read by Amritdhari Sikhs before dawn. Anand Sahib is chanted at all the religious ceremonies of the Sikhs irrespective of the nature of event.[3] There are two versions of Anand Sahib; one which extends 40 pauries and one shorter version often called Chhota Anand Sahib[4][5] which extends the first 5 pauries and then skips to the very last Pauri. This shorter version of Anand Sahib is usually recited at the closing ceremonies[6][7] before Ardas. The Chhota Anand Sahib is included at the end of Rehras.


  1. ^ Kaur, Gurwinder (May 2007). "The Theme and Significance of ‘Anand’ Bani" (PDF). The Sikh Review. 
  2. ^ Macauliffe, Max (1909). The Sikh Religion, Vol. II. Clarendon Press Oxford. p. 130. 
  3. ^ Kaur, Gurwinder (May 2007). "The Theme and Significance of ‘Anand’ Bani" (PDF). The Sikh Review. 
  4. ^ Neki, J. "Anand Saheb". Retrieved 15 March 2013. 
  5. ^ Khokhar, Kulwant (2003). Nit-Nem Daily Prayer. Virginia, USA.: Dr. Baljit Singh Sidhu-Dr. Jatindar Kaur Sidhu. p. 11. 
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