Sikhism Names Of God

Name Of God – Waheguru

Names of God - Waheguru

Name of God – Waheguru

Waheguru (Punjabi: ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ, Wāhegurū or ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ, Wāhegurū; also transliterated as Vahiguru) is a term most often used in Sikhism to refer to God, the Supreme Being or the creator of all. It means “Wonderful Teacher” in the Punjabi language, but in this case is used to refer to God. Wahi means “wonderful” (Persian) and “Guru” (Sanskrit: गुरु) is a term denoting “teacher”.

Waheguru is also described by some as an experience of ecstasy which is beyond all descriptions.
“Waheguru” is the distinctive representation of God’s name in the Sikh tradition. In Sikh scripture, the Guru Granth Sahib, the term does not figure in the compositions of the Gurus, though it occurs therein, both as Vahiguru and Vahguru, in the hymns of Bhatt Gayand, the bard contemporary with Guru Arjan, the fifth Sikh Guru (1553-1606), and also in the Varan of Bhai Gurdas. Continue reading “Name Of God – Waheguru” »