Illustrated Gurmukhi Glossary With Phonetic English Spellings

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Khalsa, Sukhmandir. "Illustrated Gurmukhi Glossary With Phonetic English Spellings." ThoughtCo, Jun. 5, 2017, thoughtco.com/gurmukhi-glossary-phonetic-english-spellings-4122906. Khalsa, Sukhmandir. (2017, June 5). Illustrated Gurmukhi Glossary With Phonetic English Spellings. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/gurmukhi-glossary-phonetic-english-spellings-4122906 Khalsa, Sukhmandir. "Illustrated Gurmukhi Glossary With Phonetic English Spellings." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/gurmukhi-glossary-phonetic-english-spellings-4122906 (accessed October 18, 2017).
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Gurmukhi Spelling of Amrit Illustrated

Gurmukhi Spelling of Amrit With Phonetic English Equivalent
Amrit - Illustrated Gurmukhi Glossary Gurmukhi Spelling of Amrit With Phonetic English Equivalent. Photo © [S Khalsa]

Gurmukhi Word Picture Dictionary With Phonetic English Equivalents

Gurmukhi is the Sikh language of prayer in which the Guru Granth Sahib, Sikhism's holy scripture is written. Sikhism requires a fundamental understanding of scripture and texts which necessitates learning Gurmukhi script closely related to the Punjabi alphabet. Gurmukhi words with phonetic English equivalents illustrated here are commonly used in Sikhism. Entries in this Gurmukhi glossary are arranged according to alphabetical order of the Gurmukhi script. This illustrated glossary of Gurmukhi words corresponds to the Sikhism picture dictionary of definitions where extended descriptions of terms and meanings can be found along with examples from Sikh scripture:
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Gurmukhi spelling of Amrit with phonetic English equivalent.

This entry of the Gurmukhi glossary gallery features the most simple Gurmukhi spelling of the word Amrit shown illustrated here with its phonetic English equivalent pronounced aum rit. The meaning of Amrit is "immortal nectar." In Sikhism Amrit refers to the nectar given initiates to drink during Amrit Sanchar, the Sikh baptism ceremony.

Definition of Amrit with extended description and example from Gurbani (Sikh scripture).

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Gurmukhi Spelling of Amritvela Illustrated

Gurmukhi Spelling of Amritvela With Phonetic English Equivalent
Amritvela - Illustrated Gurmukhi Glossary Gurmukhi Spelling of Amritvela With Phonetic English Equivalent. Photo © [S Khalsa]

Gurmukhi spelling of Amritvela with phonetic English equivalent.

This entry of the Gurmukhi glossary gallery features the spelling which appears in Sikh scripture of the word Amritvela shown illustrated here with its phonetic English equivalent pronounced aum rit vay laa. The meaning of Amritvela is "immortal instance." In Sikhism, Amritvela refers to the practice of early morning meditation.

Definition of Amritvela with extended description and example from Gurbani (Sikh scripture).

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Gurmukhi Spelling of Anand Illustrated

Gurmukhi Spelling of Anand With Phonetic English Equivalent
Anand - Illustrated Gurmukhi Glossary Gurmukhi Spelling of Anand With Phonetic English Equivalent. Photo © [S Khalsa]

Gurmukhi spelling of Anand with phonetic English equivalent.

This entry of the Gurmukhi glossary gallery features the Gurmukhi spelling of the word Isnaan shown illustrated here with its phonetic English equivalent pronounced iss naan, or ish naan. The meaning of Isnaan is "ablution" or "bathe." In Sikhism, Isnaan refers to bathing both body and soul in ablution, cleansing the one with water, while purifying the other through meditation.

Definition of Anand with extended description and example from Gurbani (Sikh scripture).

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Gurmukhi Spelling of Ardas Illustrated

Gurmukhi Spelling of Ardas With Phonetic English Equivalent
Ardas - Illustrated Gurmukhi Glossary Gurmukhi Spelling of Ardas With Phonetic English Equivalent. Photo © [S Khalsa]

Gurmukhi spelling of Ardas with phonetic English equivalent.

This entry of the Gurmukhi glossary gallery features the Gurmukhi spelling of the word Ardas shown illustrated here with its phonetic English equivalent pronounced are - dos . The meaning of Ardas is "petition of prayer" In Sikhism, Ardas refers to formal prayer performed while standing.

Definition of Ardas with extended description and example from Gurbani (Sikh scripture).

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Gurmukhi Spelling of Isnaan Illustrated

Gurmukhi Spelling of Isnaan With Phonetic English Equivalent
Isnaan - Illustrated Gurmukhi Glossary Gurmukhi Spelling of Isnaan With Phonetic English Equivalent. Photo © [S Khalsa]

Gurmukhi spelling of Isnaan with phonetic English equivalent.

This entry of the Gurmukhi glossary gallery features the Gurmukhi spelling of the word Isnaan shown illustrated here with its phonetic English equivalent pronounced iss- naan. The meaning of Isnaan is "ablution." In Sikhism, Isnaan refers to ablution by bathing the body and purifying the soul through prayer.

Definition of Isnaan with extended description and example from Gurbani (Sikh scripture).

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Gurmukhi Spelling of Simran Illustrated

Gurmukhi Spelling of Simran With Phonetic English Equivalent
Simran - Illustrated Gurmukhi Glossary Gurmukhi Spelling of Simran With Phonetic English Equivalent. Photo © [S Khalsa]

Gurmukhi spelling of Simran with phonetic English equivalent.

This entry of the Gurmukhi glossary gallery features the Gurmukhi spelling of the word Simran shown illustrated here with its phonetic English equivalent pronounced sim - run. The meaning of Simran is "contemplative meditation".

Definition of Simran with extended description and example from Gurbani (Sikh scripture).

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Gurmukhi Spelling of Kirtan Illustrated

Gurmukhi Spelling of Kirtan With Phonetic English Equivalent
Kirtan - Illustrated Gurmukhi Glossary Gurmukhi Spelling of Kirtan With Phonetic English Equivalent. Photo © [S Khalsa]

Gurmukhi spelling of Kirtan with phonetic English equivalent.

This entry of the Gurmukhi glossary gallery features the Gurmukhi spelling of the word Kirtan shown illustrated here with its phonetic English equivalent pronounced keer ton. The meaning of Kirtan is "adoration." In Sikhism, Kirtan refers to singing hymns of scripture in adoration of the divine.

Definition of Kirtan with extended description and example from Gurbani (Sikh scripture).

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Gurmukhi Spelling of Guru Illustrated

Gurmukhi Spelling of Guru With Phonetic English Equivalent
Guru - Illustrated Gurmukhi Glossary Gurmukhi Spelling of Guru With Phonetic English Equivalent. Photo © [S Khalsa]

Gurmukhi spelling of Guru with phonetic English equivalent.

This entry of the Gurmukhi glossary gallery features the Gurmukhi spelling of the word Guru shown illustrated here with its phonetic English equivalent pronounced gu - roo (u as in put and oo as in root). The meaning of Guru is "Enlightener". A guru gives spiritual guidance illuminating the path of the soul through darkness into light. The guru of the Sikhs is the holy scripture, Guru Granth Sahib.

Definition of Guru with extended description and example from Gurbani (Sikh scripture).

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Gurmukhi Spelling of Jaap Illustrated

Gurmukhi Spelling of Jaap With Phonetic English Equivalent
Jaap - Illustrated Gurmukhi Glossary Gurmukhi Spelling of Jaap With Phonetic English Equivalent. Photo © [S Khalsa]

Gurmukhi spelling of Jaap with phonetic English equivalent.

This entry of the Gurmukhi glossary gallery features the Gurmukhi spelling of the word Jaap shown illustrated here with its phonetic English equivalent pronounced jap with a short vowel sound, or jaap with a long vowel sound, depending on usage and grammar. The meaning of Jaap is "repetitive meditation" with the tongue as in to chant. In Sikhism jap refers to the practice of reciting scripture or repeating Waheguru to evoke divine identity, a practice known as naam jap

Definition of Jaap with extended description and example from Gurbani (Sikh scripture).

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Gurmukhi Spelling of Naam Illustrated

Gurmukhi Spelling of Naam With Phonetic English Equivalent
Naam - Illustrated Gurmukhi Glossary Gurmukhi Spelling of Naam With Phonetic English Equivalent. Photo © [S Khalsa]

Gurmukhi spelling of Naam with phonetic English equivalent.

This entry of the Gurmukhi glossary gallery features the Gurmukhi spelling of the word Naam shown illustrated here with its phonetic English equivalent pronounced nam. The meaning of Naam is "name," or "identity." In Sikhism, naam refers to the practice of reciting Waheguru to evoke divine identity.

Definition of Naam with extended description and example from Gurbani (Sikh scripture).

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Gurmukhi Spelling of Mala Illustrated

Gurmukhi Spelling of Mala With Phonetic English Equivalent - Mala
Mala - Illustrated Gurmukhi Glossary Gurmukhi Spelling of Mala With Phonetic English Equivalent. Photo © [S Khalsa]

Gurmukhi spelling of Mala with phonetic English equivalent.

This entry of the Gurmukhi glossary gallery features the Gurmukhi spelling of the word Mala shown illustrated here with its phonetic English equivalent pronounced ma la with vowels having along sound. The meaning of Mala is "prayer bead." In Sikhism, Mala refers to steel beads used in meditation while reciting prayers mentally or audibly..

Definition of Mala with extended description and example from Gurbani (Sikh scripture).

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Gurmukhi Spelling of Waheguru Illustrated

Gurmukhi Spelling of Waheguru With Phonetic English Equivalent
Waheguru - Illustrated Gurmukhi Glossary Gurmukhi Spelling of Waheguru With Phonetic English Equivalent. Photo © [S Khalsa]

Gurmukhi spelling of Waheguru with phonetic English equivalent.

This entry of the Gurmukhi glossary gallery features the Gurmukhi spelling of the word Waheguru shown illustrated here with its phonetic English equivalent pronounced wa-hey-gu-roo (a as in water - e as in eh - u as in put - oo as in root). The meaning of Waheguru is "Wondrous Enlightener" and is a word that Sikhs use in praise of God.

Definition of Waheguru with extended description and example from Gurbani (Sikh scripture).

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