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who designated the nitnem should be read and what it contains

Does it tell us in the Guru Granth Sahib?

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yes, in the Sri Guru Granth Sahib, in many places, it reminds us to recite the "Name of God" -- naam japo then try and understand it ans then you will improve your life!

ਹਰਿ ਜਸੁ ਸੁਣੀਐ ਜਿਸ ਤੇ ਸੋਈ ਭਾਈ ਮਿਤ੍ਰੁ ॥੧॥
Har jas suṇī▫ai jis ṯe so▫ī bẖā▫ī miṯar. ||1||
One who recites to me the Praises of the Lord is my friend and brother. ||1||


ਏਕੋ ਰਵਿ ਰਹਿਆ ਘਟ ਅੰਤਰਿ ਮੁਖਿ ਬੋਲਹੁ ਗੁਰ ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤ ਬੈਨਾ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥
एको रवि रहिआ घट अंतरि मुखि बोलहु गुर अम्रित बैना ॥१॥ रहाउ ॥
Ėko rav rahi▫ā gẖat anṯar mukẖ bolhu gur amriṯ bainā. ||1|| rahā▫o.
The One Lord is pervading and permeating deep within the heart; with your mouth, recite the Ambrosial Hymns of the Guru. ||1||Pause||


ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਹਰਿ ਗੁਣ ਆਖਿ ਵਖਾਣੀ ॥੧॥
गुरमुखि हरि गुण आखि वखाणी ॥१॥
Gurmukẖ har guṇ ākẖ vakẖāṇī. ||1||
As Gurmukh, I chant and recite the Glorious Praises of the Lord. ||1||

ਸਬਦੁ ਗੁਰੂ ਕਾ ਸਦ ਉਚਰਹਿ ਜੁਗੁ ਜੁਗੁ ਵਰਤਾਵਣਹਾਰਾ ॥
सबदु गुरू का सद उचरहि जुगु जुगु वरतावणहारा ॥
Sabaḏ gurū kā saḏ ucẖrahi jug jug varṯāvaṇhārā.
I recite continually the Guru's Shabads, which have been effective throughout the ages.

ਸੰਧਿਆ ਤਰਪਣੁ ਕਰਹਿ ਗਾਇਤ੍ਰੀ ਬਿਨੁ ਬੂਝੇ ਦੁਖੁ ਪਾਇਆ ॥੨॥
संधिआ तरपणु करहि गाइत्री बिनु बूझे दुखु पाइआ ॥२॥
Sanḏẖi▫ā ṯarpaṇ karahi gā▫iṯarī bin būjẖe ḏukẖ pā▫i▫ā. ||2||
He says his evening prayers, and makes offerings of water, and recites his morning prayers, but without true understanding, he still suffers in pain. ||2||


ਮਨ ਨਾਮੁ ਜਪਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਆਰਾਧਿ ਅਨਦਿਨੁ ਨਾਮੁ ਵਖਾਣੀ ॥
मन नामु जपि नामु आराधि अनदिनु नामु वखाणी ॥
Man nām jap nām ārāḏẖ an▫ḏin nām vakẖāṇī.
O mind, chant the Naam, the Name of the Lord; worship the Naam, night and day, and recite the Naam.


  • I hope this helps. Kind regards, Hari Singhtalk 18:58, 1 October 2013 (CDT)