Guru Maneo Granth is the first ever-dramatic presentation of history of Sri Guru Granth Sahib. The history of the holy Granth is reveled in a revolutionary use of modern technology in this one and half hour multi-media Sight & Sound extravaganza, which is a unique fusion of film & drama.
Director : Harbux Singh Latta
Writer : Dr. Harcharan Singh
Music : H.M. Singh
Shabads by : Baba Ram Singh ji (Nanaksar), Bhai Harbans Singh ji (Jagadhri wale), Bhai Harjinder Singh ji (Srinagar wale), Bhai Balwinder Singh ji Rangeela, Bhai Niranjan Singh (Jawadikalan), Bhai Balbir Singh (Hazuri ragi), Bhai Nirmal Singh ji (Hazuri ragi), Bhai Ravinder Singh (Hazuri ragi), Bhai Davinder Singh Sodhi.
Prestigious performances : Ram Bhag, Amritsar (official Govt. performance on 400 years celebration of Parkash Purb of Sri Guru Granth Sahib), Siri Fort Audtorium (New Delhi), Her majesty’s Theatre (London), University Theater (Calgary), …
A multimedia extravaganza
Appearing after three days from rivulet (Bein Nadi) Guruji proclaimed Na ko Hindu, Na Musalman (There is no Hindu, there is no Muslim). Guru Nanak Dev ji set out to preach the message of Universal Brotherhood, Love and Peace. For that he is revered both by Hindus and Muslims equally. Nanak Shaw Faqir, Hindu ka Guru, Musalman ka Pir. Guru ji travelled vastly throughout India and abroad. During his travels, which are traditionally known as Udasis. Guruji went to all important religious places and visited almost every important Bhagat or Saint or Sufi Faqir to collect their Bani (writings) from him or his uttaradhikaris (followers). Guru Nanak Dev ji visited Banaras to get Bani of Bhagat Kabir ji and Bhagat Ravidas ji. He went to Bengal to get Bani of Bhagat Jaidev ji from his followers. He also visited Jagan Nath Puri Temple where he wrote the Universal Aarti “Gagan Main Thaal”. Guruji also went to Pakpattan and met Sheikh Ibrahim, who was at that time heading on the seat of Baba Sheikh Farid ji. From him Guruji got all the writings of Baba Farid ji. During his second Udasi Guruji went towards South, going through Rajasthan, where he collected the Bani of Bhagat Dhana ji, popularly known by his Aarta “Gopal Tera Aarta” and also got the Bani of King turned Bhagat Peepa ji. From there Guruji visited Maharashtra, as he wanted to see the backward rotated statue of Lord at Nag Nath Temple from where Bhagat Namdev ji was thrown out. His famous shabad about this incident is included in the Guru Granth Sahib “Hasat Khelat Tere Deoray Aaya”(page 1164).
After his four Udasis, Guru ji established a new nagar (town) called Kartarpur and settled there with family. Bhai Gurdas ji has written about it in his first var “Phir Baba Aaya Kartarpur”. Guru Nanak Dev ji handed over his own writings as well as the writings of famous Bhagats in the form of a Pothi to Guru Angad Dev ji at the time of succession. Guru Angad Dev ji transcripted the Bani into Gurmukhi script and passed on to the third Guru. Guru Amar Das ji contributed 907 shabads and shaloks in 18 ragas to Sri Guru Granth Sahib. The fourth Guru, Guru Ram Das ji who established Amritsar city and Amrit Sarovar, wrote 679 shabads, shaloks and shands in 30 ragas which were handed over to the fifth Guru. The founder of Harimandir Sahib and the fifth Guru, Guru Arjan Dev ji wrote 2218 shabads in 30 ragas. Guru ji’s most popular and longest Bani is Sukhmani Sahib.
Guru Arjan Dev ji’s unparalleled vision gave birth to Sri Granth Sahib originally known as Adi Granth. It took almost one year to compile and edit Sri Granth Sahib at Ramsar. On 15 August 1604 Sri Granth Sahib was ceremoniously installed (Parkash) in the Sri Harimandar Sahib. Baba Budha ji was appointed the first Granthi.
Guru Gobind Singh ji edited the final version of Sri Granth Sahib at Dumdamma Sahib by including the Bani of the ninth Guru, Guru Teg Bahadur ji. In 1708 before Akal Chalana Guru Gobind Singh ji declared Sri Granth Sahib to be the Shabad Guru for all times to come.