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Chapter 5

Guru Amar Das had all the Compositions of Guru Nanak Dev with him

It is an historical fact that Guru Nanak Dev handed over the Book of all ,his Compositions to Guru Angad Dev, who passed it on to Guru Amar Das. Now we shall give solid examples in confirmation of our findings, so that there should be no room for any doubt.

Both the Gurus used Common Musical Measures

Guru Granth Sahib contains Compositions in 31 Musical Measures Rags. Out of the 31 Rags, Guru Nanak Dev wrote his compositions in 19 Rags. They are-

Siri Rag, Majb, Gauri, Asa, Gujari, Vad-hans, Soratb,dhanasari, Tilang, Suhi, Bilawal, Ramkali, Maru, Tilang, Bhairo, Basant, Sarang, Malar & Parbbati.

Out of these 19 Rags, except for Rags Tilang and Tukhari,Guru Amar Das wrote his Compositions in 17 Rags. Apart from these 17 Rags, he did not write in any other Rag. This commonness of Rags was made possible only when Guru Amar Das had with him the Compositions of Guru Nanak Dev. It was not just a coincidence that the choice of Rags by Guru Amar Das was to be the same as that of Guru Nanak Dev. For those who still do not agree that Guru Nanak Dev’s Compositions had reached Guru Amar Das, we shall hereunder give the instances, from those 17 Rags, of the closeness of the Compositions of the two Gurus.

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