Tav-Prasad Savaiye

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Tav-Prasad Savaiye/ਤ੍ਵਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ॥ਸ੍ਵਯੇ॥ 
by Guru Gobind Singh
Original title Akal Ustati
Written Paunta Sahib
First published in Dasam Granth
Country India
Language Gurmukhi
Subject(s) Manmat beliefs vs Gurmat beliefs
Genre(s) Religion
Meter Savaiye
Lines 10 stanzas
Preceded by Jaap Sahib
Followed by Bachitar Natak

Tav-Prasad Savaiye (Punjabi: :ਤ੍ਵਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ ਸ੍ਵਯੇ) is a short composition of 10 stanzas which is part of daily liturgy among Sikhs. It was penned down by Guru Gobind Singh and is part of his composition Akal Ustat (The praise of God).[1] This is an important composition which is read during Amrit Sanchar. This Bani appears in the Dasam Granth on pages 13 to 15, starting from Stanza 21 of Akal Ustat.

Structure and meaning[edit]

Tavprasad means with thy grace.[2] This composition strongly rejects idolatry, pilgrimages, grave worshiping, samadhis of yogis and other ritualistic beliefs of Hinduism, Jainism and Islam. It is included in Nitnem, the daily morning prayers of Sikhs, and recited after completing Jaap Sahib.

It starts with Sravag Sudh Samuh Sidhan Ke and goes up to Koor Kriya Urjheo Sab Hi Jag. Among many famous quotes from Tav-Prasad Savaiye, "Jin Prem Kiyo Tin Hi Prabhu Paayo" is widely quoted by different scholars of different religions. In Dialogues on Universal Responsibility and Education, the Dalai Lama quoted it while giving lessons on love.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ McLeod, W. H. (2009). "Ten Savvayas". The A to Z of Sikhism. Scarecrow Press. A portion of Akaal Ustati appointed as a part of early morning order of nitnem 
  2. ^ Nabha, Kahn Singh. "ਤਵ ਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ". Gur Shabad Ratnakar Mahankosh (in Punjabi). Sudarshan Press. ਤੇਰੀ ਕ੍ਰਿਪਾ ਕਰਕੇ. ਤੇਰੀ ਦਯਾ ਦ੍ਵਾਰਾ. 
  3. ^ (Dalai Lama XIV), Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho (1995). Dialogues on Universal Responsibility and Education. Library of Tibetan Works and Archives. p. 25. 

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