This encompasses the correct reading of Bani with
proper pronunciation. The correct pronunciation leads to in correct
understanding of text in the right context. Within the chronicles
of Sanatan Sikh, there is mention of a story of how Akali Nihang
Guru Gobind Singh had a Sikh warned, then slapped for the mispronunciation
Adi Guru Durbar
Folio from Adi Guru Durbar manuscript, circa 19th century depicting
5 of the 10 Sikh Gurus, and the sacred 'Japji Sahib'
At present, in Sikhism, several traditional Sikh schools
exist of ‘Santhia’ (teaching of correct
reading of scriptures). Should anyone wish to study Santhia, they
may go to these ‘Samparda’ (traditional
schools) in India. Samparda such as ‘Samparda Bhindra’,
‘Samparda Seva Panthi’ in Amritsar,
'Baba Kartar Singh Samparda (popularly known as ‘Dam
Dami Taksal’), ‘Tarna Dal at Baba Bkala’,
‘Budha Dal’, ‘Baba Ishwardas
Udasin’ in Jullandar, ‘Sewa Panthi
Dera’ in Goinamandi, ‘Nirmala Dera’
at Kan Khal etc.
Adi Guru Durbar
Folio from the same Adi Guru Durbar manuscript as shown above, circa
19th century depicting the other 5 of the 10 Sikh Gurus, and continuation
of the sacred 'Japji Sahib'
The top Santhia teacher within the U.K is the venerable
Giani Gurdev Singh Ji who was the disciple of the
great Khalsa Sikh holy man, Sant Baba Gurbachan Singh Khalsa
Sriman 108 Baba Gurbachan Singh Ji
Initiated into the Khalsa by the Akali Nihang Singh Khalsa 96 Crore
Baba Gurbachan Singh Khalsa was a great scholar, historian and well-versed
in the Sikh tradition of 'Santhia'