Five Banis

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The initiated Sikh is asked by the Panj Piare during the Amrit Sanchar ceremony to recite the following 5 banis every morning as a comittment to the Sikh Gurus and Waheguru.

The 5 Banis are: Japji Sahib, Jaap Sahib, Anand Sahib, Benti Chaupai and Amrit Savaiye - these banis are usually recited daily by all devoted Sikhs in the early morning.


The section below list various Banis which are recited by devote Sikhs regularly. The most important Banis of the Sikhs are:

1. Japji Sahib, forms the beginning of the Sri Guru Granth Sahib, which is regarded as the perpetual Guru of the Sikhs. This Bani was complied by Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the founder of Sikhism and the first of the Ten Gurus of Sikhism.

2. Jaap Sahib, forms the first part of the Dasam Granth, which is the second Holy Book of the Sikhs.

3. Anand Sahib, is a complilation by the Third guru Guru Amar Das. This bani is part of SGGS.

4. Benti Chaupai A short prayer which is composed by the Tenth Guru, Guru Gobind Singh

5. Tav-Prasad Savaiye , A short prayer recited as part of the 5 Banis

These are the Popular Banis of Sikhism

Mool Mantar | Japji | Jaap | Anand | Rehras | Benti Chaupai | Tav-Prasad Savaiye | Kirtan Sohila | Shabad Hazaray | Sukhmani | Salok Mahala 9 | Asa di Var | Ardas