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Guru Gobind Singh, the Tenth Sikh Guru, significantly shaped the Sikh Panth and helped instil into a timid and oppressed people of Punjab the discipline and spirit to fight against the tyranny of their Moghal rulers.
However, there has ben considerable controvery surrounding some of the writings attributed to him, with suggestions taht they fail to fit into some aspects of the Sikh religion.
From 1892 to 1897, eminent scholars assembled at Akal Takht, Amritsar, to study the various printed Dasam Granths and prepare the authoritative version. In this process, they determined that the Dasam Granth is entirely the work of Guru Gobind Singh.
Further reexaminations and reviews took place in 1931, under the ageis of The Darbar Sahib Committee of the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee. It vindicated the earlier conclusions and published its findings in a book.
However, the controversy continues as there is reluctance to fully accept the entire text of the Dasam Granth. Therefore, scholars appealed to His Holiness Baba Virsa Singh, a highly revered spiritual teacher of Sikh background, to gather scholars to clarify the doubts about Dasam Granth. A seminar was held on January 3rd and 4th, 1999, at the Gobind Sadan Institute in New Delhi, India.
On February 20th, 2000, at Gobind Sadan, His Holiness Baba Virsa Singh released the first complete Punjabi translation of the writings of Guru Gobind Singh, plus other scholarly works about the life and teachings of Guru Gobind Singh.
Dasam Granth was also used to recite powerful gurbani to help with thier battles for example they (the warriors) would recite 'Chandi Di Var' just before a battle to get that adrenaline rush going. Chandi Di Var amplifies what ever you are thinking at that time, so before a battle they are feeling the rage and anger, so they recite Chandi Ki Var to amplify that feeling and get the rage and adredaline rush going, even if you are thinking of one of the 5 evils, Chandi Di Var will amplify that feeling. Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Vaheguru Ji Ke Fateh.
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