In the Guru Granth Sahib, 57 saloks
A poetic form, similar to a couplet, mostly consisting of two lines.
of Guru Teghbahadar Sahib (1621-1675) are recorded under the title ‘Salok Varan Te Vadik,’ from pages 1426 to 1429. In the prevalent vocabulary, these saloks are also referred to as ‘Bhog De Salok’ (concluding saloks), as they are followed by ‘Mundavani Mahala 9’ and ‘Ragmala,’ which complete the Guru Granth Sahib. The original manuscript
The first compilation of the Guru Granth Sahib, also known as Adi Granth or Kartarpuri Bir, that Guru Arjan Sahib instructed Bhai Gurdas to scribe in 1604 at Sri Amritsar, Panjab.
of the Guru Granth Sahib had already been prepared in 1604 by Guru Arjan Sahib (1553-1606). Since the saloks of Mahala 9 (Guru Teghbahadar Sahib) were not yet revealed, they were not a part of it. These saloks were included by Guru Gobind Singh Sahib (1666-1708) in another manuscript of the Guru Granth Sahib (known as Damdami Bir
The version of the Guru Granth Sahib (Damdami Bir) that Guru Gobind Singh Sahib instructed Bhai Mani Singh to scribe by including the Bani of Guru Teghbahadar Sahib in the Adi Granth. Guru Gobind Singh Sahib gave guruship to it in 1708, at Nanded, Maharashtra.