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important gurbaanee words

June 7, 2007

1. sree/siree—this word is from sanskrit language, actual word and correct pronunciation isĀ  shree/shiree. To speak with s sound is an insult to the person, place or the holy book, use sh sound to have correct meaning.

shree/shiree means goddess Lachhami and grace. sree/siree means a small head of goat, snake, corpse etc., a bier to carry the dead body for cremation, created etc. In gurbaanee the word shree/shiree is used for Lachhami and grace. Words should be spoken in a way the writers spoke, otherwise correct meaning can not be made. For details consult Mahan Kosh vol 1 by Punjabi Uni Patiala pages 508 and 634.