In the Guru Granth Sahib there are fifty-seven saloks and fifty-nine Sabads
A verse or a short composition in the Guru Granth Sahib.
revealed by Guru Teghbahadar Sahib (1621-1675). While the saloks are recorded without any prescribed rag
A rag is a melodic framework for improvisation and composition in the Indian classical music akin to a musical mode in western music. It consists of a specific set of notes and their combination used in a particular order to produce a melody. A rag also provides a framework of rules with the help of which a musician can improvise to produce different melodies by infinitely reordering a given set of notes specifically prescribed for that particular rag. Every rag has an array of melodic structures with musical motifs, that is capable of evoking distinct emotions. [https://www.britannica.com/art/raga]
(musical mode), the Sabads are recorded under fifteen different rags. Under Rag Tilang Kafi, the Guru has revealed one Sabad and under Rag Tilang two Sabads,
However, in Shabdarath Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, the word Kafi, included in the title ‘Tilang Mahala 9 Kafi’ of this Sabad is considered to be the title of all these three Sabads and written that, “These three Kafis are given in many manuscripts after Sabad ‘Mira Dana’ on page 724.” -part two, page 726; In a manuscript, which is placed at Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, its title is given as: ikoaṅkār satigur prasādi. tilang mahalā 9. kāphī. -Dr. Amar Singh, Sri Guru Granth Sahib Dian Hath Likhat Birhan De Darshan, Vivranatmik Suchi, part-one, page 255.
which are recorded on page 726-727 of the Guru Granth Sahib. The Sabad under Rag Tilang Kafi comprises of two stanzas. While the first Sabad under Rag Tilang comprises of two stanzas, the second has three stanzas. The stanza of rahau in each Sabad is separate from these stanzas.