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date: 03 August 2020

anand kāraj (‘rite of bliss’) 

A Dictionary of Sikh Studies

Pashaura Singh

The Sikh marriage ceremony. It takes place in the presence of the Gurū Granth Sāhib (see Ādi Granth), and the performance of the actual marriage requires the couple to circumambulate the sacred scripture four times to take four vows. Before the bridegroom and the bride make each round, they listen to a verse of the ‘wedding hymn’ (GGS 773–4) by the fourth ... ...

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