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Sri Granth is a Sri Guru Granth Sahib search engine and resource. It is important to note that many individuals have contributed to the making of SriGranth.org, and that all work was completely original and done free of cost. This herculean project has required many countless hours of service and a sincere sense of dedication on the part of a number of persons. The important contributions of individuals who have made it possible to accomplish this are recognized below.

Sardar Jasjeet Singh Thind   Jasjeet conceptualized and coded Sri Granth, a Sri Guru Granth Sahib search engine and resource, using base data from Gurbani-CD. His goal is to provide an easy-to-use tool to learn Gurbani. The 1st edition launched June, 2000. The 2nd edition launched November, 2005, Guru Nanak's Parkash Ustav (Birth) day. The updated site includes new user interface, mouse-over meanings of Guru Granth Sahib words, optimized search, and Gurmukhi/Transliteration spell-checker / auto-correct for search queries. Jasjeet also created Sri Dasam, a search engine for the Sri Dasam Granth.

Dr. Kulbir Thind, MD   Most of the Gurbani related data for Sri Granth was taken from the Gurbani-CD, created by Dr. Thind, the father of Jasjeet Thind. Data from Gurbani-CD has been used by many others for website and other projects (and many such websites and projects do not acknowledge this fact). Dr. Thind's contributions regarding Gurbani have been recognized by SGPC, Amritsar. Dr. Thind has spearheaded the development of Gurbani-CD project that led to the computerization of text of Sri Guru Granth Sahib and over time, by his efforts, accuracy of text of Sri Guru Granth Sahib has been brought closer to a level of perfection. Dr. Thind has developed databases relating to Sri Guru Granth Sahib, for the use of Gurbani text on the internet and on the computer and then he developed many other specialized files of Sri Guru Granth Sahib text for the help of Sikh scholars. He also converted Sri Guru Granth Sahib files to Devnagri (Hindi) and did phonetic transliteration of text of Sri Guru Granth Sahib. He also organized sentence by sentence translation & phonetic transliteration of Sri Guru Granth along with Gurmukhi as well as Devnagri (Hindi), for use on the Internet and computer. He also created specialized files to allow easy searching and printing of Gurbani Kirtan. Dr. Thind has contributed to the making of web pages over many sites regarding Sri Guru Granth Sahib translation and phonetic transliteration. Dr. Thind has also made the translation text of Bhai Manmohan Singh available on the Internet in a true sentence by sentence format (something that has never been done before, and doing so has been quite labor intensive). Thus this translation has been adapted for use on SriGranth.org by Dr. Thind. He has also converted Gurbani related files into Unicode text based on the international standard. He also maintains http://www.gurbanifiles.org/ web-site that makes Gurbani-CD files available for downloading. The details of file types of Gurbani created by him are available on this site (the list of files is very large). The contributions of dedicated individuals who helped him in all this are also listed at this site. Dr. Thind has also has been collaborating with many other individuals in helping them work on Gurbani related projects.

Sardar Dr. Sant Singh Khalsa, MD   His English translation of Sri Guru Granth Sahib is the most commonly used on the internet and computers as it is freely available and uses contemporary language that is well suited for the western audience. His translation, in fact, has become a standard for the Internet. Dr. Khalsa's years of hard work and proficient literary ability has done wonders in providing more people access to Sri Guru Granth Sahib. His English translation of Sri Guru Granth Sahib has been used on SriGranth.org since its very inception and continues to be used as the default English translation.

Sardar Bhai Baljinder Singh   The data of Mahan Kosh, the Encyclopedia by Kahan Singh Nabha and Frid Kot Wala Teeka is provided by Bhai Baljinder Singh (Rara Sahib), 16914 Lassen Street, Northridge, CA 91343, USA. Bhai Baljinder is solely reponsible getting the text of MahanKosh and Frid Kot Wala Teeka typed into the computer and in getting their accuracy brought closer to perfection and in making dabases of these files. He has also provided Gurmukhi text of Sri Guru Granth Sahib with inserted punctuation marks, which is used for easy reading and understanding of Gurbani. The punctuations are helpful and are often used in the Teekas and are thus made available on SriGranth.org as an option. Freed Kot Wala Teeka is the earliest Gurmukhi Teeka (commentary/explanation in Gurmukhi) of Sri Guru Granth Sahib, and thus is an important option on SriGranth.org. (The Farid Kot Wala Teeka was originally prepared under the patronage of the princely ruler of the state Faridkot (in Punjab, India), by a number of Sikh scholars/pundits of the time). Bhai Baljinder Singh preaches the teachings of Sikhism all over the world, as expounded by Sant Isher Singh ji. He has been working for years to make the Gurbani, Sikhism, and Sikh History resources available for use on the computer. Among his projects is a Gurbani Search Software named Isher Micromedia Software, which searches text of Sri Guru Granth Sahib and Vaars/Kabits Bhai Gurdas ji. His work has also been recognized by SGPC, Amritsar. Bhai Baljinder Singh maintains a website ik13.com that provides many resources regarding Sikhism.

Dr. Gurcharan Singh, Ph.D   Dr. Gurcharan Singh has been working on Gurbani related projects under the patronage of Prof. Sahib Singh Gurmat Trust, Patiala, since retirement from Punjabi University Patiala many years ago. Many other scholars also work with him under his guidance. Regarding computer related projects on Sikhism, he has made a major contribution by making a Kosh (Punjabi to Punjabi dictionary) as well as Tuk Tatkara of Sri Guru Granth Sahib. The Sri Guru Granth sahib Kosh by Dr. Gurcharan Singh is published by Punjabi University, Patiala. He has also been spearheading the digitization of many available old manuscripts of Sri Guru Granth Sahib. He is currently updating the Gurbani Kosh by including Punjabi to English meanings. Dr. Gurcharan Singh's contributions have also been recognized by SGPC, Amritsar and many other organizations. Dr. Gurcharan Singh's Kosh is a monumental work, and parts of it are used in the Gurbani to Gurmukhi dictionary on SriGranth.org.

NOTE: Due to the internal structure of Kosh by Dr. Gurcharan Singh, it has not been easy to adapt it for use on the internet as an easy to search dictionary. Dr. Thind has been able to adapt parts of it for such use but that led to an incomplete Gurbani-dictionary. Thus Dr. Thind completed the rest of the work to make it a complete document. The dictionary part from Oorhaa to Khakhaa, as used on SriGranth.org is completely by Dr. Thind and the rest of the dictionary has more words by Dr. Gurcharan Singh, Ph.D.

Sardar Jaswant Singh & Jagjit Singh Kerwal   Original typing of Gurmukhi text of Sri Guru Granth Sahib was done by these individuals with some help from others. The bulk of the typing was by S. Jaswant Singh. Many other individuals contributed to the correction of the text and thus in the making of the final product. S. Jaswant Singh has in-depth knowledge of Sri Guru Granth Sahib, including its internal structure and Raags. He thus has been a valuable resource for Dr. Thind in the making of Gurbani-CD and Gurbani data bases.

Sardar Dr. Kulwant Singh Khokhar   Dr. Kulwant Singh Khokhar, a retired Ophthalmologist, is also a Sikh studies scholar and a writer of many books on Sikhism. He provided main help in correcting spelling errors of the typed text relating to Sri Guru Granth Sahib. He did a commendable job of 'full proof-reading' of the whole of Siri Guru Granth Sahib files, twice. He also compiled a list of the specialized characters found in Sri Guru Granth Sahib (that are not used in modern Punjabi).

Sardar Harjinder Singh Gill   The data of English to Punjabi Gurbani dictionary is provided by Harjinder Singh Gill of Santa Monica, CA, USA. His enthusiasm is very infectious. This is just a beginning of his contributions regrading Gurbani to SriGranth.org.

Sardar Avtar Singh Dhami   The typing work of the Teeka of Sri Guru Granth Sahib by Professor Sahib Singh, that is made available on SriGranth.org. was spearheaded by Avtar Singh Dhami of Union City, California, USA, and all expanses of typing were paid by him. It was Dhami's enthusiasm that led to the computerization of this teeka which was then made available on the internet at http://www.gurugranthdarpan.com. Dr. Thind formatted the text of Teeka by Professor Sahib Singh to improve the use of text on the computer and for the Internet. The Teeka by Professor Sahib Singh has been further adapted for use on SriGranth.org. Sri Guru Granth Sahib Teeka by Professor Sahib Singh in the printed form is a ten volume commentary/translation with explanation in Punjabi on Sri Guru Granth Sahib. This was originally published during 1962-64. The work is collectively known as Guru Granth Darpan (darpan = exposition). This is by far the most fundamental and scholarly work of its kind.

Sardar Avtar Singh Gahir and Dr. Baxish Singh Balam provided valuable help to Dr. Thind for extracting many Gurbani dictionary words from Guru Granth Darpan.


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