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The Bhagats of the Guru Granth SahibSikh Self-Definition and the Bhagat Bani$
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Pashaura Singh

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780195662696

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195662696.001.0001

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Bani Sri Jaidev Ji Ki

Bani Sri Jaidev Ji Ki

(p.116) Four Bani Sri Jaidev Ji Ki
The Bhagats of the Guru Granth Sahib

Pashaura Singh

Oxford University Press

This chapter focuses on the Sikh response to the Vaishnava bhakti tradition. It examines the two hymns of Jaidev, although he has not received any direct comment from the Sikh Gurus. He is specifically chosen to address the question of whether the author of these two hymns is identical with the author of the celebrated Vaishnava text Gitagovinda. The chapter also discusses two Vaishnava saints, Surdas and Mira Bai. In particular, it considers the single line of Surdas in the Sarang raga that has received a direct comment from Guru Arjan. It also looks at the reasons why Mira Bai's hymn in the Maru raga was deleted from the Adi Granth.

Keywords:   Vaishnava bhakti tradition, Jaidev, Gitagovinda, Vaishnava saints, Surdas, Mira Bai, Adi Granth

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