Dhan Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji
This is all part of Sikh history that when Dhirmal refused to handover the Adi Pothi [which he had stolen from the house of Guru Hargobind], Dasam Pitah Guru Gobind Singh ji took upon himself to recreate the entire Granth with inclusion of banis of all Sikh Gurus and started dictating Devine Gurbani to Sikh scholar Bhai Manisingh.
This took nearly five years, to recreate Granth Sahib at Talwandi [now known as Damdama Sahib]. On 20th October 1708 at Nanded, Guru Gobind Singh Ji gave their final sermon and confirmed permanent Gurudom on the Damdama version of Granth, since that day Granth is known as Sri Guru Granth Sahib, eternal Guru of Sikhs.
Composition of Guru Granth
Sri Guru Granth Sahib composed of 1430 Pages, 28534 Lines 5,11, 874 words and contains 5894 hymns in all.
Contribution of each Sikh Guru is given below.
GURU ARJUN 2216 HYMNS
GURU NANK 974 HYMNS
GURU AMARDAS 907 HYMNS
GURU RAMDAS 679 HYMNS
GURU TEG BAHADUR 115 HYMNS
GURU ANGAD 62 HYMNS
Among the Bhagats, Bhagat Kabir [534 hymns] and Bhagat Shaikh Farid [123 hymns] are the highest contributors.
Banis of Sri Guru Granth Sahib in daily life (Nitnem Gurbani)
1. Japji Sahib : Composed by Adi Guru Dhan Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji and included in Guru Granth [Pages 1to 8] is the morning prayer for every follower of Sikhism and Sindhi for whom Guru Nanak and Guru Granth are living God on the earth.
2. Raheras Sahib: Evening prayer or prayer of time of setting sun, composed by Guru Nanak, Guru Ramdas and Guru Arjun and included in Guru Granth as Banis of So Dar [Page 8 to 10] and So Purakh [Page 10 to 12] together compile this evening prayer.
3. Sohila or Kirtan Sohila: Page 12 & 13 of Guru Granth Sahib is the Bed Time Prayer. Sindhis and Jagyasi Families have strong faith that reciting of Banis of Sohila generates a very strong protective cover for us from all kind of evil spirits and actions.
4. Anand Saheb: This is composition of Guru Amardas and often used by Sindhis for requesting Waheguru to accept offering made as Kanhanu Prasad and introduce nectar effort to this Prasad.
5. Sukhmani Sahib: These Banis are composition of fifth Sikh Guru, Guru Arjun dev and people not just believed but experienced this Sukhmani is the mine [Khan] of all the happiness [Sukh].