Whenever we go to the Gurdwara and stand in Ardas, at the end of the Ardas we recite the following words
ਆਗਿਆ ਭਈ ਅਕਾਲ ਕੀ ਤਬੈ ਚਲਾਯੋ ਪੰਥ । ਸਭ ਸਿਖਨ ਕੋ ਹੁਕਮ ਹੈ ਗੁਰੂ ਮਾਨੀਓ ਗ੍ਰੰਥ ।
ਗੁਰੂ ਗ੍ਰੰਥ ਜੀ ਮਾਨੀਓ ਪ੍ਰਗਟ ਗੁਰਾਂ ਕੀ ਦੇਹ । ਜੋ ਪ੍ਰਭ ਕੋ ਮਿਲਬੋ ਚਹਿਹ ਖੋਜ ਸਬਦ ਮਹਿ ਲੇਹ ।
'Agya Bhai Akal Ki Tabe Chalyo Panth Sabh Sikhan Ko Hukam Hai Guru Manyo Granth'
'Guru Granth Ji Maneo, Pargat Guraa Ki Deh. Jo Prabh Ko Milbo Chahe, Khoj Shabad Meh Leh.'
'As was ordained by the Timeless, thus was established the Panth. To all Sikhs,
let this be the order, recognize the Granth as your Guru'
'The reverend Guru Granth is the visible body of the gurus Those that seek
to meet with Vaaheguru, delve into the Shabad'
These words are so beautiful and contain the essence of Sikh ideology. To a non-Sikh the Guru Granth Sahib Ji may seem just a book, a piece of well constructed literature from the 15th century; but to a Sikh the Guru Granth Sahib Ji is much more than that. To a Sikh Guru Granth Sahib is their living, breathing, talking spiritual guide or Guru.
'Hukamnama' is a Persian word meaning a royal decree. In the Sikh context this is considered the Guru's word's of wisdom for the day. Sri Guru Granth Sahib is opened randomly to any page and the shabad on that page becomes the days Hukam (command). This practice dates back to the time when Sri Guru Granth Sahib was first installed in the Golden Temple in 1604. The daily Hukamnama presented here comes from Sri Guru Granth Sahib at The Golden Temple
in Amritsar, Sri Bangla Sahib
and Sri Sis Ganj
New Delhi in text and video format. Hukamnamas from Nanak Piao
, Nankana Sahib
and Hazur Sahib
Gurudwaras are also available on this site in text format.
Very Soon Gurbani.co will bring Hukamnamas from other historical Gurudwaras also.
You may search and see videos of old Hukamnama´s hosted on this site, This facility is available for Hukamnama hosted after 1st Sep. 2010. Search option for old Hukamnamas is available on this page..
Last but not the least the Mangaing Committees of local Gurudwaras can post Hukamnams of their Gurudwara for the convenience of the sanagt in their area.