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Mahan Kosh. Bhai kahan Singh Nabha. Gurudwaras of Guru Nanak. Sr. Gurdwara. Place/Time. Income. Administration. No. yazik.info Batala. Gurdaspur. Mahan Kosh-Bhai Kanh Singh yazik.info File: Mahan Kosh-Bhai Kanh Singh yazik.info Size: MB. Downloaded: 0 times. Click Here to Download File. Mahan Kosh - Encyclopedia of Sikh Literature. Read more. Collapse. Reviews. Review Policy. total. 5. 4. 3. 2. 1. Bahadur Tuber. September 29,

Thefirst one took two years for translation and publication andwas very well received by scholars as well as general readers. It is hard to think ofa moreauthentic and comprehensive source ofknowledge and general information about Sikhism.

Therefore we embarked on this project with the feeling that this magnum opus ofthe greatestSikh savant should be translated into English. We have been lencouraged by the reception ofthe first volume to expedite the publication ofthe second volume as early as possible. Mahan Kosh, as this work ofvast magnitude arid proportion is believed to be, containsexplicationofseminal words, terms and expressions drawn from the Gurbani in the first instance.

BhaiSahib has rare intellectual capacity in different areas such as philosophical, historical andlexicographical.

He has scholarly command on ancient Indian scriptures, literary epics, myths,chronicles and Islamic lore with equal authority. Lest his explication should remain only in therealm ofabstract explanation, he supplemented it with opulent illustrations from all the relevantand valuable textual sources. Along with this, he complemented them with his judiciouscomments, thereby extending the scope ofhis explication further.

While preparing this second volume in English, the guidelines laid down earlier by theAdvisory Board,'have been strictly adhered to. They are To preserve the authenticity and spirit ofMahan Kosh, the original text will be kept unaltered and unedited. No editorial activity, regarding addition, deletion, correction or updating,will be taken up.

The different categories into which the original text is classified i. The Englishversion ofMahan Kosh will embrace the original Gunnukhi alphabetical orderofthe words.

The Roman transliteration will be done in accordance with its spellings andnot pronunciation. The etymological word will be kept in the original script i. Persian, Devanagari, Roman. Only original quotations will be transliterated. Footnotes will be given as in the original text.

Equivalent computer fonts will be prepared from Gurmukhi fonts used in Mahan Kosh. The Editorial Board for this volume comprises Dr. Tejwant Singh Gill and Dr.

GurkirpalSingh Sekhon. The former, a renowned trans1ator and scholar ofEnglish into Punjabi and viceversa, is a retired professor ofEnglish. The latter, formerly a professor ofEnglish language andgeneral linguistics, is a British-trained linguist.

To complete this task in a span ofless than two years would have not been possiblewithoutthe enthusiasm and endeavour put in by the learned team oftranslators.

The list ofcontributors to this volume is given on page iv, and as co-ordinator ofthe project, lowe themall my sincere thanks.

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After the first edition , which came out in four volumes, the Mahdn Kosh was published by the Languages Department of Punjab, Patiala, in a single volume. Each of the entries in the Mahan Kosh has been treated comprehensively.

Its etymology and different meanings according to its usage at different places in different works have been recorded, along with textual quotations. The work includes more than 7, words of Perso-Arabic origin. These words, as well as those of Sanskrit origin, have been reproduced in their respective scripts to bring to the readers their correct pronunciation and exact connotation.

The names of geographical places, especially those claiming historical gurdwaras, have been dealt with the same care and attention to detail.

The legends about each of the gurudwaras and its location have been recorded.

Illustrations and maps have been added in the case of major places of pilgrimage. These Sikh shrines were visited by an investigator who recorded the details under the advice and the guidance of the author.

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The work also contains entries on trees and herbs. Their botanical Latin equivalents have also been provided.

Besides, there are entries on diseases, medicines, as also on terms from philosophy, music, prosody and rhetoric. Appropriate quotations and illustrations have been provided from works on religion, history, geography, science, medicine and language.As this MahanKosh pdf is not in Unicoded Gumukhi.

Its first volume was published about two years back. The legends about each of the gurudwaras and its location have been recorded. Remember: there is no a marked in between two consonants intransliteration when the former closes a syllable and the latter starts the next.

Mahan Kosh(ਮਹਾਨਕੋਸ਼)

District Courts, Near Rajindra Govt. Arranged in alphabetical order of the Gurmukhi script, the Mahan Kosh carries 64, entries, which include words that occur in the Sikh canon, religious as well as historical.

He realized that a lexicographical work containing words occurring in Sikh historical texts as well as vocables in the Guru Granth Sahib could be of great value in promoting literary and critical studies in Punjabi.

Final consonant in a syllable is always d-jree, that is J:fCB" [mukta.