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Five Banis

The initiated Sikh is asked by the Panj Piare during the Amrit Sanchar ceremony to recite the following five banis every morning as a commitment to the Sikh Gurus and Waheguru.

The Five Banis are: Japji Sahib, Jaap Sahib, Tav-Prasad Savaiye, Chaupai and Anand Sahib —these banis are usually recited daily by all devoted Sikhs in the early morning.

Rehras and Kirtan Sohila are recited in the evening.


The section below list various Banis which are recited by devote Sikhs regularly. The most important Banis of the Sikhs are:

1. Japji Sahib, forms the beginning of the Guru Granth Sahib, which is regarded as the central religious text and permanent Guru of the Sikhs. This Bani was compiled by Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism and the first of the Sikh gurus.

  • Written text of Japji Sahib
  • Audio of Japji Sahib

2. Jaap Sahib forms the first part of the Dasam Granth, which is the second-most important Sikh religious text.

  • English Translation of Jaap Sahib
  • Jaap Sahib Download

3. Tav-Prasad Savaiye is from the Dasam Granth:

  • Tav-Prasad Savaiye - English Translation

4. Chaupai is from the Dasam Granth

5. Anand Sahib from the Guru Granth Sahib; it was compiled by Guru Amar Das

6. Rehras: from the Guru Granth Sahib

7. Kirtan Sohila: this is the night prayer said by all Sikhs before sleeping. Its name is Sohila Sahib.

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