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The Scriptures - Adi Guru Durbar
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To illustrate the pluralistic philosophy of Adi Guru Durbar, the Sikh Gurus incorporated the works of many saints, poets, and bards who have had their works incorporated into the scripture.


Durbar Sahib, Amritsar
An old engraving of Durbar Sahib (also known as the 'Golden Temple')
at Amritsar, Punjab were the great fifth Guru, Akali Guru Arjan Devji compiled the Adi Guru Durbar

Incidentally, almost all of them lived before Guru Naanak Dev Ji.
Jaidev
Sheikh Farid
Naamdev
Trilochan
Parmanand
Saadhna
Beni
Ramanand
Dhanna
Pipa
Sain
Ravidas
Kabir

In addition to the Gurus and the Bhagats, the following Saints and Poets who existed during the times of the Gurus have also had their teachings included in Adi Guru Durbar:
Bhikhan Shah
Soor Das
Sundar
Sattah and Balwand
Mardana

Finally, the Gurus also incorporated the works of 17 great Pats (bards) who visited the courts of the Sikh Gurus. They include: Gayand, Sewak, Sal, Kirat, Jal, Jalap, Jalan, Tal, Kal, Bal, Harbhans, Kalsahar, Nal, Bhaal, Bhikka, Das, and Mathur.

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