Saroop

Saroop is a physical copy of Sri Guru Granth Sahib. Also known as Bir in Punjabi, Sikhs considered it a living guru as it contains Gurbani – the teachings of 10 gurus of Sikhism.
The installation and transportation of Guru Granth Sahib is governed by strict code of conduct called rehat maryada. According to these norms, 5 baptized Sikhs are required to transfer the Guru Granth Sahib from one place to another. As a form of respect, the Bir of Guru Granth Sahib is carried on the head and person who carries it must walk barefoot.

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