Chhant

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Chhant - means verse of praise. This is the name given to a certain type of composition of unique musical and rhythmic style of text or Shabad within the Sri Guru Granth Sahib, the holy scriptures of the Sikhs. It is a lengthy Shabad commonly of four or six verses which has to sung in a "chhant" style. Having said this chhant of 1 or 2 lines are also found.

Majority of the Chhants in Guru Granth Sahib contain one or more stanzas. A stanza of a Chhant contains four to six verses. There are some Chhants which are preceded by sloaks like Pauris in Vars. These are common in the morning Kirtan of the Sikhs called the Asa di Var.