Hukamnama Darbar Sahib Today
|Looking for||Daily Hukamnama?|
|Place (Gurudwara)||Darbar Sahib, Sri Amritsar Sahib Ji
Sri Harmandir Sahib Ji (Golden Temple)
|Throned Guru||Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji|
|Translations||English, Hindi, Punjabi|
|Transliterations||Punjabi, English, Hindi|
Hukamnama Darbar Sahib
The first Sacred Hymn read from the Guru Granth Sahib Parkash at the Golden Temple, Sri Harmandir Sahib of the Holy City is known as Hukamnama Darbar Sahib. Every morning between 4 AM-5 AM, Prakash of Sri Guru Granth Sahib takes place at Darbar Sahib Gurudwara. The first hymn that Granthi Singh reads when Guru Granth Sahib is opened, is of special value to every Sikh living across the world.
Because this was the place where Aad Sri Guru Granth Sahib was first edited by Sri Guru Arjan Dev Ji, Hukam taken here has become of supreme value to the entire Sikh Congregation. However, Hukamnama is what is passed to a Sikh from any Sarup of Sri Guru Granth Sahib, whatever Gurudwara Sahib he is attending at that time.
We are posting ‘Daily Hukamnama’ from Sachkhand Sri Harmandir Sahib, Sri Darbar Sahib Golden Temple complex of Sri Amritsar Sahib regularly.
You can read Hukamnama in three languages Gurmukhi, English, Hindi with Translations and Transliterations. We include a beautifully designed Gurbani Wallpaper written Mukhwak on it, Hukamnama PDF to Download released by SGPC, Amritsar.
Hukamnama ArchiveDarbar Sahib, Golden Temple, Amritsar
Hukamnama Darbar Sahib Amritsar
Sahib Shri Guru Granth Sahib is installed at the highest level in a Sikh’s beliefs. Religious services of true Sikhs or Gurmukhs are constructed of
- Shabad Kirtan (singing hymns from Guru Granth Sahib Ji in praise of God),
- Ardas (community prayer led by Paathi Singh or any Gursikh person, while everybody stands with folded hands), and
- hukamnama (the Guru’s Command) for the day.
Hukamnama from Darbar Sahib, Harmandir Sahib, Amritsar has become popular in recent years because it is aired globally via TV and other digital platforms. Darbar Sahib is closest to the heart of Sikhs because the Adi Granth was first composed here.
What is Hukamnama?
Hukamnama is composed of two Persian words Hukm and Namah. Hukam means Command or Order and Namah meaning Letter, which entirely defines the Hukamnama as a ‘Letter of command’.
The presence of the Adi Granth is mandatory at important religious ceremonies. Before the culmination of a service, it is opened by the granthi at random, and the first hymn on the left-hand page is read out to the Sangat, this reading is called the Amrit Vele da Hukamnama (guru’s order for the day), and it signifies the culmination of the service, with the authority of the guru as personified by the Adi Granth.
The second Hukamnama is known as ‘Sandhya Vele Da Hukamnama’ which is taken while opening Sahib Shri Guru Granth Sahin in the evening path.
Sahib word is used to honor everything which is religiously sacred in Sikhism. For example, we use Sahib words with the places like Amritsar Sahib, Sri Patna Sahib, Sri Anandpur Sahib, etc. to respect the relations of these cities with Gurus. As no other thing is sacred more than Hukam of Guru to a Sikh, we read the pious Hukams with the name ‘Hukamnama Sahib‘.
The literal meaning of Mukhwak is “Mukh” i.e. Chief and ‘Wak’ i.e. Sentence. So it is a synonym for ‘Hukamnama Sahib’. It is also spelled as Mukh-Vaak and Mukh Vak.
History of Hukamnama
A hukamnama is, in fact, a letter of command or instruction written by the Sikh Gurus to Sikh Sangat or prominent Sikhs. Guru Tegh Bahadur called his letter a hukamnama. But the hukamnamas collected in these works do not belong only to this category.
Not only letters issued by the prominent Sikhs on behalf of the Guru and by the members of the Guru family but also the ones issued by Banda, Mata Sundari, and Mata Sahib Devi after the demise of Guru Gobind Singh are there. Even the edicts issued on behalf of the Khalsa and also by the Takhats are categorized as hukamnamas.
Literally, Hukamnamas were documents sent from the time of Guru Hargobind to Sangats or individuals, giving instructions or requesting assistance. The Hukamnamas are an important source of Sikh history.
Importance of Hukamnama
From the very beginning, a tremendous amount of religious importance has been attached to the Hukamnamas issued by the Sikh Gurus. These Hukamnamas were both received and obeyed with great religious fervor and respect by the Sikh congregations assembled in the Gurudwaras to whom they were addressed and read out aloud.
Sikhs considered adherence to these Hukamnamas as their religious duty. The Hukamnamas were issued for a variety of reasons from time to time, such as those relating to the Guru’s kitchen, donations to run religious centers, etc. As Shri Guru Granth Sahib is the present master of every Sikh, Everyone should follow the words of Guru Granth Sahib Ji which we get in the form of Daily Hukamnamas.