Savaiye

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The English spelling can vary - sometimes written as "Sawaiye" or "Savaiye" , etc

This word refers to a metre of composition used extensively in the Sikh holy scriptures. It normally consists to a longer line in each metre of 4 lines and in that respect is different from Chaupai metre which consists of short lines in the verse

This word is also used to refer to the "Savaiya" bani in the Dasam Granth. There are thirty-three savaiyas in all. Apart from describing the form of the Khalsa, these describe God in a style very similar to that employed in the Akal Ustat. God as described here is above the limiting descriptions of the Vedas and the puranas. He is Omniscient, Omnipotent, the Sublime, The Transcendent, the Supreme Being. He is the Creator, Without hate, Without fear, Beyond time, Not incarnated, Self-existent, the Enlightener. He always takes care of his followers. In these compositions, the false hoods of people who masquerade as saints have been exposed.

See also

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