CHANDIGARH, Punjab—On the eve of Guru Nanak Sahib’s 550th Prakash Purab, the SGPC appointed Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh has directed the Sikhs residing in all corners of the world to daily recite Mool Mantar for 10 minutes from November 1 to November 13. He has fixed the time at 5 pm (IST) for all the Sikhs residing globally.
Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh has given this message to convey Guru Nanak Sahib’s holy message of reciting the name of Almighty Lord to each and every home.
The statement above reads –
“Addressed to the entire Sikh Nation.
The 550th Parkash Purab of Guru Nanak Dev Ji is being celebrated with great spirit. As per the directive of “Gurbani Gaavo Bhai” and to propagate this teaching of Guru Sahib to the entire world, we appeal the entire Guru Panth to recite the Mool Mantar daily from November 1 to 13 at evening time 5 PM (IST) for 10 minutes.”
The directive issued by SGPC appointed Jathedar was signed by –
- Giani Harpreet Singh (Sri Akal Takht Sahib)
- Giani Raghbir Singh (Takht Sri Keshgarh Sahib)
- Bhai Sukhdev Singh (Punj Piare Akal Takht Sahib)
- Giani Dilbagh Singh (Punj Piare Akal Takht Sahib)
- Bhai Ranjit Singh (Takht Sri Patna Sahib)
The Mool Mantar is the first composition in Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. It is a series of affirmations and is the basis of Sikh theology, as well as the fundamental prayer. The Mool Mantar is the first composition of Guru Nanak Dev Ji.