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Waheguru (Punjabi: ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ, romanized: vāhigurū) is a word used in Sikhism to refer to God as described in Guru Granth Sahib.[1]

The meaning of the word vāhigurū (usually spelled in English as Waheguru) is traditionally explained as vāh "wondrous!", and guru "teacher, spiritual guide, God" which taken together are said to carry the meaning, "Wondrous Lord".

The hymns to Waheguru contained in Guru Granth Sahib have been composed by Bhatt Gayand.[2]

The word is also used in Sikhism as a main mantra and is called gurmantra or gurmantar.

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  1. ^ http://www.srigranth.org/servlet/gurbani.gurbani?Action=Page&g=1&h=1&r=1&t=1&p=0&k=0&Param=1402
  2. ^ "Bhatt Gayand Ji hyms".